Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

Museum
“Nationally acclaimed. Check out the website to see all the creative play areas for kids. It is an incredible place!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Museum
“Special exhibits at every season. International Museum of Photography! Enjoy a light lunch or coffee in the cafe. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the most exciting displays of a combination of dinosaurs and displays of electricity. Great for ages 6 and up.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Memorial Art Gallery is the civic art museum of Rochester, New York. Founded in 1913, it is part of the University of Rochester and occupies the southern half of the University's former Prince Street campus.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Frederick Law Olmstead, famous landscape designer of Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City, Arnold Arboretum in Boston and eleven parks in Rochester also designed this park famous for its Lilacs, Magnolias and Arboretum, Vietnam Memorial, Highland Bowl, fantastic childrens' playground and historic Warner Castle. Dogs allowed. Easy walk on paved paths or venture up the hills. The Lilac Festival, held in May, attracts over 500,000 people from around the world. It also features live music, food trucks and art exhibits.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Movie Theater
$
“An independent movie theater with three screens showing popular films, documentaries and art films. Home to many film festivals throughout the year.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
$
“Voted the best barbecue in Rochester. This venue also has great blues bands and views of the city!”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“Highland Park, Genesee Valley Park, Cobbs Hill Park, Charlotte Beach.... and so much more”
  • 21 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“VERY Clean & COMPLETELY Family Friendly Amusement Park & Water Park!!!! A STAPLE In Rochester & Family Owned Overlooks Great Lake Ontario & LOADS Of Restaurants From FANCY To Family Friendly PLUS GREAT Burger Joints Within Seconds! PLUS Only 20 Minutes Away!!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Entertainment
“I love the support that this venue provides for new artist. It is just the right size so that every seat is a good seat. Lots of established talent as well as new talents. Newly renovated area to show off its donors and a small cafe for a lite bite before the play. Trust me..not the type of food that you will be stuffed and miss the play. Nice opportunity to talk and meet othere theater goers.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is the largest performance venue at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, located in downtown Rochester, New York.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rustic, farm to table focused New American cuisine with extraordinary craft cocktails”
  • 29 locals recommend
Museum
“This is the home of Susan B Anthony. Every question can be answered about the civil rights leader in this museum. She was devoted to the rights of women being treated as equal and having fair representation.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
$
“Lux is a local bar in the South Wedge. They don’t have food but they do have a great back patio. This is from their website. “In case you haven't heard, Lux is a kick ass bar in Rochester's South Wedge Neighborhood. Come eat some Chex mix, sit by the outdoor fire, look at some cool art, all while enjoying a delicious cocktail. We don't have a TV. We have a huge backyard (with a fire pit for those chilly Rochester nights), a kickin' Juke Box, lots of silly board games and a swanky pool table. At Lux, EVERYONE IS WELCOME! We don't care about the color of your skin or your hair. We don't care if you are gay, straight, (or both). We don't care if you love Allah, Buddha, Jesus, Or none of the above. We don't care what you wear (or decide not to wear). We don't care if you are fat or skinny, bald or sasquatch, young (well...at least 21) or a walking corpse. We just want you to be kind, open minded, non-thieving, good people. All you haters can stay at home. Everyone else....LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY” HOURS: Mon-Thur: 5pm - 2am | Fri: 4:30pm - 2am | Sat: 4pm - 2am | Sun: 4pm - 2am HAPPY HOURS: Mon-Thur: 5pm - 9pm | Fri: 4:30pm - 9pm | Sat & Sun: 4pm - 9pm”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Voted Best Beer Place in Rochester, this has a great atmosphere, TONS of beers on tap, and great vegetarian and vegan options. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Farmers Market
$
“Saturday Public Market is a gem!!! Beside the abundance of fresh produce you can find artisan cheeses & breads, local honey, exotic spices, organic meats and much more! There are fabulous restaurants and eateries there as well.....must go! ”
  • 20 locals recommend