Rochester’s attractions awaken your inquisitive side
Rochester is a source of inspiration and intrigue with notable buildings like the George Eastman House, museums like The Strong National Museum of Play, events like the Park Ave Summer Art Fest and institutions like the University of Rochester. When you stay at the Radisson, you’re a short drive from these stirring attractions and 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.
Check out these nearby attractions:
- Rochester Institute of Technology (0.5 miles)
RIT is one of the top technological schools in the world and also an energetic hub of student activity. From athletic teams and events to fraternities and sororities, there are plenty of ways for every student get involved.
Phone: +1 (585) 475-2411
- Bill Gray's Iceplex at MCC (1.2 miles)
Featuring four NHL-size hockey rinks, this facility is a great place to see hockey tournaments or strap on your own pair of skates when the ice is open for public skating.
Phone: +1 (585) 424-4625
- University of Rochester (4 miles)
Spread across 154 acres, this research university’s main campus on the Genesee River is only about two miles from downtown.
Phone: +1 (585) 275-2121
- Roc City Rib Fest (4.5 miles)
This festival, held each Memorial Day weekend at Genesee Valley Park, draws thousands of barbecue fans with amazing food and live music.
- Rochester Lilac Festival (4.5 miles)
Rochester welcomes spring with its free, 10-day lilac festival. Popular events include the 10k and 5k races, home and garden shows, beer and wine tastings, a farmers’ market and cooking demos.
Phone: +1 (585) 473-4482
- 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 concert performances.
Phone: +1 (585) 758-5300
- Geva Theatre Center (6 miles)
This non-profit, award-winning theater attracts more patrons than any other regional theater in the state. Join the audience and get your tickets to a show!
Phone: +1 (585) 232-4382
- Park Ave Summer Art Fest (6.5 miles)
Featuring more than 350 vendors, this free, family-friendly festival is held during the first full weekend of August every year. Stop by and shop for crafts, eat good food, and see musicians and dancers perform in Park Avenue’s trendy neighborhood.
Phone: +1 (585) 473-4482
- Rochester Riverside Convention Center (6.5 miles)
With a staff that makes your success its priority, this event center hosts a variety of special events in the heart of the city.
Phone: +1 (585) 232-7200
- The Strong National Museum of Play (7 miles)
This museum keeps kids playing and reminds adults that they should do more of it. Find your favorite pastime with board games, video games, storybooks or carousel rides, and play the day away 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
- George Eastman House (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 photography and film.
Phone: +1 (585) 271-3361
- 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 her home and the site of her 1872 arrest.
Phone: +1 (585) 235-6124
- Genesee Country Village & Museum (12 miles)
Take a step back into the 1800s when you attend this quaint village’s special events and visit a restored farmhouse, a museum, historic homes, restaurants and shops.
Phone: +1 (585) 538-6822
- Seabreeze Amusement Park (12.9 miles)
Shoot the breeze for a day at this popular amusement park, where you can ride roller coasters, waterslides and everything in between.
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 birds, mammals and reptiles, including African penguins, snow leopards and pythons.
Phone: +1 (585) 336-7200
- Darien Lake Theme Park Resort (50 miles)
Hop on rides that will cool you down and whip you around at this exciting amusement park.
Phone: +1 (585) 599-4641