Whether you read our guide, listen to our radio show, or explore online, we're here to help you find the surprising adventure that waits for you. Beginning in the rural region of the Genesee Valley, through the Rochester metro area, and south into Central New York and the Finger Lakes. In the time it takes to watch your favorite movie, you’ll be here. We welcome our Canadian neighbors!
Rochester’s Public Market has been delighting guests and locals alike for the past 100 years. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, vendors offer a variety of fresh food, delectable delicacies and specialty items. Check the event calendar to catch special events throughout the year, such as the “Greatest Garage Sales Ever," "Holidays at the Market" and "Homegrown at the Market."
RPM Raceway is the premier indoor, electric kart racing company with 14 locations across the country, including Buffalo (2nd floor of Walden Galleria), Rochester (1st floor of Marketplace Mall) and Syracuse (3rd floor of Destiny USA). Our 14-mile-long, European-style track and Italian-made karts for adults and juniors (48” minimum) with speeds capable of 45 MPH make for the most authentic, exhilarating and fun racing experience.
The entire state of New York is full of educational, adventurous, and unique activities that you won't find anywhere else.
Drive a little farther than Rochester and the Finger Lakes, and you'll discover even more museums, ski resorts, hiking trails, theatres, amusement parks, and attractions for your family to enjoy. Make it a vacation! Take the time to experience all of New York State—it's a Welcome Surprise.
A short drive south from Rochester, at the western edge of the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Livingston County sits steeped in history and scenic vistas that have inspired poets and wanderers for generations.
See 35 centuries of glass artistry and history, including the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of art and design in glass in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Watch glass take shape before your eyes during live glassmaking demonstrations in the Amphitheater and Innovations Hot Shops. Peruse the Museum Shops for fun and unique gifts. Open 9am–5pm daily. Extended hours Memorial Day–Labor Day 9am–8 pm. Adult admission $18, kids and teens 17 and under admitted free.
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures is a fun outdoor attraction that the whole family will love! An Aerial Adventure Park is a collection of challenges interwoven within the mountain. We have seven courses and two kids courses, some are for beginners and others are more challenging. Each course is made up of 12-15 obstacles. Each obstacle is suspended between platforms that are secured to forest trees. Obstacles include zip lines, tight ropes, rope ladders, and bridges! Be sure to make a reservation to guarantee your participation.
Discover the perfect combination of 24-hour excitement centrally located and surrounded by fun! Turning Stone offers two AAA Four Diamond hotels, one of which is also a recipient of the 2016 “Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award.”
We also have award-winning dining options to suit every taste. Hit the greens at one of our five acclaimed golf courses, pamper yourself in our two luxury spas, dine at one of our 18 restaurants or play on one of our 2,000 slots and 85 tables.
Between the world-famous waterfalls and the world-class city, travelers find themselves at the center of it all in Central New York state. From the National Baseball Hall of Fame to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and countless USA Main Streets, Central New York lays claim to the ultimate rural American experience.
Drive quiet country roads among rolling hills and beautiful natural scenery. Discover Herkimer Diamonds, ancient rock formations millions of years in the making. Journey into the Adirondack Mountains by way of a scenic railroad excursion.
The Port of Rochester Marina is a new, state-of-the-art marina located where the Genesee River meets Lake Ontario, about seven miles north of Rochester, NY. The marina provides a level of quality services and world-class amenities that are not offered anywhere else of the south shores of Lake Ontario. It’s the perfect destination for visitors looking for an exceptional experience at a relatively modest price.
Batavia Downs Gaming, located in the Batavia hotel district offers over 700 gaming machines, on site restaurants and live entertainment year round. Experience the excitement of live harness racing from July to December at the United States’ oldest lighted horse track. Be one of the first to stay in the new Hotel at Batavia Downs opening this summer.
Located on the western most Finger Lake of Conesus Lake, Conesus Lake Campground is nestled along the eastern shoreline and provides guests with easy access to the lake. Conesus Lake is admired and enjoyed for its beauty, and many recreational activities.
In case you haven't heard, Ithaca is Gorges! Situated in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca has become a cultural epicenter for all-season outdoor recreation, exquisite farm-to-table cuisine, and internationally awarded wines.
No matter the season, explore the beauty of the outdoors in Ithaca. Spend a sunny day touring one of the many waterfalls and gorges or relax on the Finger Lakes' largest lake, Cayuga Lake. You'll find over 28,000 acres of public New York State forest ripe for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. What are you waiting for? Adventure awaits!