Why Choose Our Destination?
Greater Rochester has a remarkable selection of unique facilities for events large and small. From our downtown convention center to cozy hilltop winery suites, each surrounded with great attractions and things to do to keep your attendees active, comfortable, and entertained throughout their stay. As "The Gateway to Finger Lakes Wine Country" our easily accessed northeast region location affords visitors extensive opportunities to dive into a diverse selection of activities. 120 plus wineries, the historic Erie Canal, 11 lakes as well as Great Lake Ontario and great parks and trails attract many outdoorsmen. Susan B. Anthony, Fredrick Douglass and George Eastman are three of our more widely known and famous citizens, all with homes and museums to captivate and educate the masses. Our Science Center, Seneca Park Zoo, Memorial Art Gallery Genesee Country Village & Museum, Strong National Museum of Play and The Toy Hall of Fame also engage people of all ages for hours at a time. Regional attractions, malls, outlets, golf courses (we have over 60 extremely beautiful and affordable clubs) and race-inos also allow guests with varying interest to partake in events and things to do that make them want to return and/or come back again with family and friends if they didn't bring them the first time. Our Lilac Festival (May), Jazz Festival (June) and ColdRush (Dec.-March) are only a small sample of the hundred or so festivals and events we host during all four of our distinct and colorful seasons. "World Class Arts & Culture" including The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - RPO, Rochester Broadway Theater League, and regional and Community Theater and Dance like Geva, Downstairs Cabaret and Garth Fagan all have year round performances to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Nightlife for small and large groups in Rochester brims with fabulous flavors for all the senses. Fine or casual dining offerings are only limited by the time to enjoy all we offer. Included with hundreds of eateries are sporting events all year round as well as walkable districts of multiple clubs & pubs not to mention our laser shows, street and ethnic festivals and community events that so vividly embrace our diversity and are open and welcoming to all! Whatever type of gathering you are planning for you will undoubtedly find just what you need, want and maybe didn't even know you desired for a truly successful experience.
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Get in and out of the area by plane, train, car or even boat. Ground transportation is readily available and affordable. The Rochester Transit Center offers a comfortable hub for bus travelers at just $1 a ride. Traffic is rarely a problem; Rochester was listed as the shortest commute in America. Average travel time is about 15-20 minutes in and around the city and neighborhoods. The Greater Rochester International Airport is a comfortable and affordable way to travel.
Distance from Airport
- Greater Rochester International Airport
11.27 km from City Center
- Syracuse Hancock International Airport
120.7 km from City Center
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport
96.56 km from City Center
Genesee Country Village and Museum
High Falls Museum
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
The Strong/National Museum of Play
Rochester Museum & Science Center Museum
Centennial Sculpture Park
Seneca Park Zoo
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center is located at 123 East Main Street in Rochester. It provides over 100,000 sq ft of meeting space with world class amenities making it one of the favorite places for events.
- Total Meeting Space16,672 sq. m
We are home to Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Wegman's, PAETEC, Paycheck, The University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as The Eastman School of Music and a significant number of institutes of higher education and research in many high tech, bio medical, optics, engineering and scientific industries.