Winter specials to enjoy in Rochester, New York


Rochester a beautiful city situated on Lake Ontario of the New York city is famous for its culinary scenes, attractions, shopping, festivals and more. The winter season of this city make it an ideal location for those who enjoy snow and chilly weather. For those who adore the city covered in white snow with a cup of hot chocolate in hand must visit Rochester in its winter months. Winters in this city can be a fun and adventurous time.

When visiting Rochester, it is vital you book yourself a luxurious and comfortable hotel that delivers warm hospitality, services and a stay that is truly memorable. Book a stay at the Rochester Riverside Hotel and you will receive all the above and more. Located in central downtown, the hotel offers easy access to attractions, the buzzing things of the city, Convention Centre via a Skywalk and other touristy places along with some breathtaking views of the Genesee River. Whether you are staying for a business trip or for holiday this hotel is ideal for all types of visitors.

The services offered at this nice, yet budget hotel include free airport shuttle, complimentary transport within 3 miles, Wi-Fi and is pet friendly.

Once you are well settled and taken care of in this hotel, here’s a list of things you can do to fully enjoy the winter months in the city of Rochester.

George Eastman Museum | Dryden Theatre

 Dryden Theatre

Pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film, this is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. On a super-cold day or when is it snowing outside you at this iconic museum you can witness unapparelled collections in the sphere of photography, cinema, photography and cinematographic technology, illustrated books and more. Being a leader in the film preservation and photographic conversation you will find a lot of things here to engage, educate and entertain yourself.

Ice Skating at MLK Jr. Memorial Park


A great winter activity that is loved and enjoyed by almost all is ice skating. Whether it be with friends, family or alone you can have a fun-filled time and enjoy this seasonal sport to the fullest at the MLK Jr. Memorial Park in Rochester, New York. This place offers skates and other ice skating gear and accessories making it easy for you to indulge in the sport.

Memorial Art Gallery


Popularly known as the ‘MET of Rochester’, this gallery is home to over 5,000 years of art history of some legendary artists such as Matisse, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh and more. The venue is also known for its great husband called the Brown Hound serving delicious lunch and brunches on weekend. Plus, you must attend the MAG at NITE on Thursday here for good food, drinks and live jazz.

Free Concerts at Eastman School of Music

Book yourself a nice concert at this famous venue or enjoy a free concert by students and amateurs that plays almost everyday and night of the week.

Strong Museum of Play | Butterfly Garden

Butterfly garden

This famous museum in the Rochester is engaging and entertaining for kids and adults alike. People of all ages must explore the unique and spectacular exhibits here. If it’s too cold to do that you go to the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden for a mid-winter tropical oasis.

Rochester Museum & Science Center | Strasenburgh Planetarium

Another museum that is great for both kids and adults, it offers 3 floors of exhibits in the science center. Here you can explore the Planetarium for a show which is also a great place to plan a romantic date-night in the winter. Plus, for people over 21 years the museum holds after-hour fun events.