My Activity & Trips
One feature Rochester is well-known for is the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, built within the 50-room mansion of the late George Eastman. George founded the Eastman Kodak Company and has been named the founding father of motion picture film and modern photography. This is the world’s oldest photography museum and third largest in America. The East Avenue Inn & Suites is the ideal choice of accommodation should you wish to explore the creative heart of downtown Rochester. Newly renovated in 2013 this hotel offers a modern and artistic guest experience that reflects the local surroundings.
With an impressive history of civil rights it is common knowledge that Rochester is among the most LGBT-friendly cities in America. The downtown Park Avenue area is trendy, chic, has a lively dance scene, and the advocate.com reports that is the “gay epicenter of Rochester". The Strathallan is downtown Rochester’s premier boutique hotel and is located on the crossroads of this humming cultural district and the business district. This hotel offers a unique access to the local highlights, especially the Pride Parade and Pride Festival. Nearby you’ll also find the 140 Alex Bar & Grill, which is a casual neighborhood pub with a wild dance floor.
Greater Rochester International Airport is located just southwest of the central city and is serviced by most major domestic carriers operating in the United States. Best Western’s ‘The Inn’ is literally across the street from the airport and offers a complimentary shuttle service after 4am. Likewise, the Marriott and Radisson offer similar services and you can find a hotel most suited to your budget and requirements through Hipmunk’s travel planning site.
The supply of private and Airbnb accommodations throughout the city is readily available with over 100 options to choose from. Whether you’re after a jungle adventure room with your own private bath or a full Victorian home complete with pianos so well polished you can see your own reflection, your needs will be met from as little as $16 a night. If you fancy your own private beach then look up the Water Paradise for Writers & Artists, just steps away from Lake Ontario.
The best time to plan a holiday to Rochester, NY is in the late spring or early fall when you can escape both the humid long days of summer, as well as the icy winter chill. Spring sees the city come alive with luscious new plant growth, and the Southern shores of Lake Ontario provide the perfect spot for early morning walks, and fishing for salmon. If you stay at the Ontario Beach Park you can treat yourself with early morning walks and a stunning view of the lake and sailboats.
Rochester New York offers a several lodging options to accommodate any taste from hotels, inns, B & B's and motels and there are always plenty of budget-conscious options. One of those is Days Inn Henrietta/Rochester Area in Henrietta, you'll be close to Veterans Memorial Park and Marketplace Mall. This hotel is within close proximity of Rochester Institute of Technology and Fair and Expo Center.
With a stay at Motel 6 Rochester Airport in Rochester, you'll be convenient to Genesee Valley Park and University of Rochester. This motel is within close proximity of Diplomat Banquet Center and Susan B. Anthony House or maybe you would prefer to be closer to downtown try the Rochester Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. It is in the heart of Rochester, walking distance from Blue Cross Arena and Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
When you stay at Quality Inn Rochester Airport in Rochester, you'll be in the business district and close to Diplomat Banquet Center and University of Rochester. This hotel is within close proximity of Genesee Valley Park and Susan B. Anthony House.
Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New YorkState and the third largest living history museum in the country. The 19th‐century village's 68 historic structures include Greek Revival businesses, Italianate mansions,places of worship, an octagonal‐shaped house, businesses, a town hall, tavern and other buildings from all around western New York. Costumed villagers interpret the trades,farms and lifestyles found during 1800s America. Genesee Country Village & Museum also includes the Genesee Country Nature Center, with five miles of interpreted trails, and the John L. Wehle Gallery.
Another option if you prefer to explore the Finger Lakes is The Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport is just a five-minute free shuttle ride from Rochester International. Located on the RIT campus, the Radisson is perfectly located for easy access to the business district, Strong Memorial Hospital, and the University of Rochester.
Foodies will love a Finger Lakes cheese or wine tour.Beer lovers also have a wide selection of local craft breweries to sample. The hotel is close to shopping at the Marketplace Mall, and live performances at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
Known as the "Flower City," Rochester, NY, offers plenty to enjoy, like more than 140 festivals in spring and over 12,000 acres of parkland. Luckily, it's easy to visit on a budget with cheap hotels like Motel 6 and Towpath Motel nearby. You can further save with the following suggestions.
Visit in the late spring or early fall when temperatures are nice but there aren't huge summer crowds. Find cheap and cozy accommodations at one of the many bed and breakfasts, like Beautiful Valley Guesthouse*, or a super cheap AirBnb option.
Get around the city with public transit options, like an all-day bus pass for $3.00. Cheap hotels near airport terminals like Quality Inn and Holiday Inn offer a comfortable stay and complimentary airport shuttle.
Popular attractions include historic destinations like the Susan B. Anthony House, cultural attractions like the Memorial Art Gallery, and scenery like at the Highland Botanical Park. For a nice room in the middle of it all, stay at the Hyatt Regency. Book your room under a package to get the best rate on attractions and hotel deals.
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