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Enjoy our thriving city year-round. From our wide-ranging culinary scene, to attending one of our many festivals, or visiting our world-class museums and attractions, you're sure to find something to love...

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Wondering what Rochester has to offer? Start exploring now!

Food

It can be tough to compete with big cities when it comes to cuisine, but Rochester's food scene has been transforming into a robust dining community with options for all palates. Whether you are looking for a 7 Michelin star restaurant at REDD or a Rochester famous Nick Tahou "Garbage Plate", you're in for a culinary treat.

Nosh

In homage to our industrial surroundings, nosh represents honest, hands-on, sociable food & drink served with an uncompromising commitment to genuine hospitality. We strive to be Rochester, New York’s preeminent evening destination, blending unique victuals and libations with a warm, inviting, social ambiance. Nestled in the heart of NOTA, Nosh prides itself in creating menus and an experience as diverse as the neighborhood in which we call home.

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Ox & Stone

Inspired Latin Kitchen and Cantina. Ox and Stone Restaurant and Bar serves traditional Mexican food and cocktails with American flare in Rochester, NY.

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Dog Town

Dogtown is the place to go for local favorite Zweigles hot dogs, and the famous Rochester Garbage Plate.

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Wine & Beer

Our Finger Lakes Wine region is the top in the country! Spend your day enjoying winery tours, tasting award-winning vintages, enjoying lunch by one of our beautiful "finger" lakes, or staying a few days at a winery spa. Whether it's a day, a weekend, or a week-long retreat - we have the place for you!

If you're more of a hops kinda person, our beer community is foaming with action! From the Genesee Brew House to Swiftwater Brewing Company, Irondequoit Beer, Three Heads, Iron Tug, Fifth Frame, Young Lion, Other Half - we have dozens and dozens of breweries and brew pubs to keep you sampling and enjoying for months. From IPA's to stouts to sours - we have a beer for you!

3 Brothers Winery & Estates

Looking for something different in your wine tasting experience? Maximize your escape from the grind with one-stop. At Three Brothers we offer three unique wineries, a microbrewery and cafe all on one estate. With our expansive selection of hand-crafted Wines, Beers, Hard Ciders, and Craft Sodas there's bound to be something for everyone who visits. Exceptional hospitality is a top priority and our innovative spirit keeps things fresh.

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Genesee Brew House

143 Years of Beer. Founded in 1878, The Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries The Brew House was created to capture and share with you the long history of The Genesee Brewery. Enjoy roof top views of high falls, fried pickles, and beer!

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Nightlife

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The Playhouse // Swillburger

Housed in a historic building on the corner of South Clinton and Meigs Street in Rochester, NY (right on the border of the Swillburg and South Wedge neighborhoods), The Playhouse is a combination bar, arcade and eatery; complete with vintage arcade games, craft libations, and Swillburger, a modern take on the classic American burger joint.

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Anthology

Catch a concert at Anthology

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Entertainment

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George Eastman Museum

The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections—encompassing several million objects—in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.

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The Strong National Museum of Play

One of the best museums in the nation for families with children of all ages. The Strong National Museum of Play—the ultimate play destination. For All Ages. Buy Tickets Now. Hands-on Activities. Destinations: Exhibits, Events, Artifacts.

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Rochester Fashion Week

Rochester Fashion Week launched in 2010 to engage the community in a three-day event that would spotlight local designers, boutiques, businesses and artists while shining a light on youth homelessness.

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Sports

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Rochester Knight Hawks

The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional box lacrosse team in the North Division of the National Lacrosse League. They play in Rochester, New York at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

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Amerks Hockey

The Rochester Americans are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team plays its home games in Rochester, New York, at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial.

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RNYFC

Rochester Professional Football Rochester Rhinos Rebrand as Rochester New York FC

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Rochester Red Wings

The Rochester Red Wings are a Minor League Baseball team of the Triple-A East and the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Rochester, New York, and play their home games at Frontier Field, located in downtown Rochester.

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Arts

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The Hungerford

Experience the Hungerford on First Fridays & Second Saturdays where hundreds of artist studios open to the public. Experience the diverse and fascinating mix of personalities and products at the Hungerford that makes it so unique.

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Schools

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Monroe Community College

Innovation has always been at the heart of Monroe Community College. For more than 50 years, we’ve evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of our students and our community. We’ve developed new and exciting degree programs, created unique educational and workforce initiatives, and built contemporary urban and suburban campus facilities.

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SUNY Brockport

SUNY Brockport is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution. We are an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.

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St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher College prepares you to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. The liberal nature of a Fisher education means you'll acquire valuable communication, analytic, and problem-solving skills in addition to thorough comprehension within your chosen course of study. The College is composed of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; the Wegmans School of Nursing; and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Each school is accredited by regional, national, and/or international accrediting bodies. Learn more about accreditation.

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Nazareth College

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports about 2,200 undergrads and 700 graduate students.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.

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