Rochester is close to a range of impressive natural phenomena such as Lake Ontario and the Genesee River that flows through the city forming a magnificent architecture, making it the location for one of the film series “Spiderman”. In addition, Niagara Falls and Canada are only 90 minutes away.
Rochester offers a host of attractions and events for all tastes, including classical music, professional sports, zoos, breweries, art galleries, world-class museums, family attractions and music and art festivals.
The city’s rich history as a center of civil rights and social justice remains an important part of Rochester’s heritage and continues to attract visitors to the Mount Hope Cemetery, one of the first cemeteries in the United States founded in 1838, which contains many stories and myths in its 196 acres, where you can visit the graves of well-known personalities such as 19th century civil rights activists Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
You will find many cultural institutions such as George Eastman’s House, the oldest photography museum in the world. It houses one of the largest collections of photographic equipment in the world and one of the largest collections of film archives, including the private collections of Ken Burns, Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese.
Known for its exciting atmosphere, Rochester hosts a large number of entertainment exhibitions and festivals throughout the year, the most famous of which are the Lilac Festival, which takes place every year in May at Highland Park, and the International Jazz Festival (Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival).
If you are a sports fan, you can go to a hockey game or baseball game of the local team at any time of the year in Rochester. There are many professional sport teams that play regularly, including the Rochester Red Wings, Rochester Rhinos, Rochester Americans, Rochester Knighthawks and Rochester RazorSharks.
You can join the game by confronting your friends or family in fun activities such as climbing, karting, laser tag, mini-golf and much more.