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Rochester’s attractions awaken your inquisitive side

With attractions like the Geva Theatre Center, museums like The Strong National Museum of Play and events like the Park Ave Summer Art Fest, Rochester inspires visitors to get out and explore. When you stay at the Radisson, you’re a short drive from these stirring attractions and many others. If you’re looking for things to do with your kids, head to Rochester Museum & Science Center, the Seneca Zoo or Seabreeze Amusement Park. For more information about local events, you can browse the Rochester Events website or call +1 (585) 473-4482.

Higher education 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT (0.5 miles)
    RIT is an energetic hub of student activity and home to one of the top technological programs in the world. From athletic teams and campus events to fraternities and sororities, there are plenty of ways for students to get involved.
    Phone: +1 (585) 475-2411
  • University of Rochester (4 miles)
    Spanning 154 acres, this research university’s main campus on the Genesee River is approximately two miles from downtown.
    Phone: +1 (585) 275-2121

Amusement and recreation

  • Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex (1.2 miles)
    Featuring four NHL-size hockey rinks, this facility is a great place to see hockey tournaments or lace up your own skates when the ice is open for public skating.
    Phone: +1 (585) 424-4625
  • Seabreeze Amusement Park (12.9 miles)
    Make memories with your family at this popular amusement park, where you can ride roller coasters, waterslides and much more.
    Phone: +1 (585) 323-1900
  • Seneca Park Zoo (14.9 miles)
    You’ll be saying “oh my” about more than lions, tigers and bears at this zoo. See a variety of wildlife including African penguins, snow leopards and pythons.
    Phone: +1 (585) 336-7200
  • Darien Lake Amusement Park (50 miles)
    Hop on exciting rides that will cool you down and whirl you around at this high-energy amusement park.
    Phone: +1 (585) 599-4641

Entertainment venues

  • Blue Cross Arena (6 miles)
    Home of the Rochester Americans hockey team, Blue Cross Arena hosts a variety of events ranging from circus acts to concerts.
    Phone: +1 (585) 758-5300
  • Geva Theatre Center (6 miles)
    This award-winning, nonprofit theater attracts more patrons than any other regional theater in the state.
    Phone: +1 (585) 232-4382
  • Rochester Riverside Convention Center (6.5 miles)
    With a dedicated staff that makes your success its priority, this center hosts corporate and social events in the heart of the city.
    Phone: +1 (585) 232-7200

Historic locations

  • George Eastman Museum (7.8 miles)
    George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, was one of photography’s major entrepreneurs. Visit his home and browse the Legacy Collection along with displays of classic film and photography.
    Phone: +1 (585) 271-3361
  • National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (8.3 miles)
    Learn more about Susan B. Anthony’s fight for women’s suffrage when you visit this museum, which was also her home and the site of her 1872 arrest.
    Phone: +1 (585) 235-6124
  • Genesee Country Village & Museum (12 miles)
    Step back into the 1800s at this quaint village that features a museum, a restored farmhouse, historic homes, and a regular schedule of special events.
    Phone: +1 (585) 538-6822

Nearby museums

  • The Strong National Museum of Play (7 miles)
    This museum offers hours of fun for kids and reminds adults that they can still play too. Let time fly while you’re having fun with board games, video games, storybooks or carousel rides at one of the nation’s largest history museums.
    Phone: +1 (585) 263-2700
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center (7.5 miles)
    Spark your child’s interest in science while making lasting memories. This interactive museum features hands-on exhibits like a climbing wall, laser shows and simulator rides.
    Phone: +1 (585) 271-4320

Area festivals

  • Roc City Rib Fest (4.5 miles)
    Held on Memorial Day weekend at Genesee Valley Park, this festival draws thousands of barbecue fans with the promise of award-winning food and outstanding live music.
  • Rochester Lilac Festival (4.5 miles)
    Rochester welcomes spring with a 10-day lilac festival. Popular events include the 5K and 10K races, home and garden shows, beer and wine tastings, a farmers’ market and cooking demos.
    Phone: +1 (585) 473-4482
  • Park Ave Summer Art Fest (6.5 miles)
    Featuring free admission and more than 350 vendors, this family-friendly festival is held during the first full weekend of August every year. Stop by for crafts, good food, and the chance to see musicians and dancers perform in Park Avenue’s trendy neighborhood.
    Phone: +1 (585) 473-4482