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Visiting Rochester

Rochester, NY is a family-friendly and affordable destination, located on Lake Ontario, and the famous Erie Canal. It is approximately 90 minutes from the Canadian border (by car) and 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes (by car).

VisitRochester (the official tourism promotion agency) reports that an estimated 1.5 million people visit our region each year. Rochester is accessible by bus, car, train and plane. The Greater Rochester International Airport serves more than 2.7 million passengers annually and was named the 12th most affordable airport in the U.S. by

The Greater Rochester Area is home to more than 100 family friendly attractions, including amusement parks, interactive museums, a zoo, 1,200 acres of parkland, sporting venues, and many more. There are also many professional sports teams that play regular seasons in Rochester, including the Rochester Red Wings (baseball), Rochester Rhinos (Soccer), Rochester Americans (hockey), Rochester Knighthawks (indoor lacrosse), Rochester RazorSharks (basketball), Rochester Lancers (indoor soccer), Western NY Flash (Women's Soccer), and Rochester Rattlers (outdoor lacrosse).

RocWiki Guide to Rochester

This page is a guide for people visiting Rochester. It will show you the highlights of the city through the eyes of our contributors, who love and know this city like the back of their hands.

A good place to start is VisitRochester. Or see our suggested Wikicrumbs Tour.

For places to visit with kids and families, use [WWW]Rochester's has a daily calendar with dozens of events and activities. Also watch the 3-minute music video [WWW]Build Myself in Rochester, NY for over 60 beautiful places to visit in Rochester and the surrounding area.

Selected Sites to Visit

Area Events

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