Rochester and Suburbs

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In the northeast corner of New York's scenic Finger Lakes region, you'll find the city of Rochester and its suburbs. Rochester is a mid-sized city—the state's third-largest—with big-city culture and small-town charm. It's the primary entry point for the entire Finger Lakes region, as well as parts of the Niagara Frontier to the west. As such, it makes a great place to start your explorations of either region.
Rochester has museums, beaches, professional sports, plenty of summer festivals, world-class performing arts, and three majestic waterfalls. It's a destination well suited for travelers looking for family-friendly urban attractions and amenities. And while suburbanites will proudly identify Rochester as their hometown when speaking with distant visitors, each of the suburban towns and villages has its own character.
With Lake Ontario to the north, the Erie Canal passing through quaint 19th-century villages, and the Genesee River cascading through the city, Rochester and its suburbs have plenty of outdoor activities to complement their many indoor attractions. There's more than enough to do in the immediate area to keep you busy for days, without ever venturing to the vineyards of the Finger Lakes.


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