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!
Darien Lake Amusement Park’s wide variety of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., today the park boasts more than 45 rides, including six world-class roller coasters; dozens of family-friendly rides; the region’s largest water park complete with wave pool; a 20,000-seat performing arts center, operated by Live Nation; and world-class in-park entertainment with daily performances by Nik Wallenda all season.
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.
The Waterloo Premium Outlets has over 100 outlet stores featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Lane Bryant Outlet, Loft Outlet, Merrell, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Sunglass Hut, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, VF Outlet and more.
The Rochester Malls offer luxurious, stylish, and trendy retail options for every kind of shopper. And with a great mix of restaurants and attractions located right in the facilities, shopping in Rochester is fun and convenient.
The Marketplace Mall has more than 140 stores including Banana Republic, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. This fall The Marketplace Mall introduced Pole Position Raceway, an indoor electric go-kart facility!
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 near Rochester along the southern shore of Lake Ontario lies Wayne County, the northern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region. We are known for our rural charm, vast apple orchards, drumlins and scenic beauty. With 35 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and the Historic Erie canal, we promise the visitor a wide variety of water activities, trophy fishing and a backdrop for fantastic views and vistas.
The countryside is dotted with farm markets, antique and specialty shops and cozy Bed & Breakfasts. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail, Seaway Trail and Historic Erie Canal wind through our rural county providing the visitor with a wide variety of events, attractions and endless activities. Our small towns and villages celebrate our history and charm with annual events throughout the year.
Explore the Past, reconnect with nature and restore your soul in Wayne County!
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is the world's oldest photography museum and third-largest film archive in the United States. Visitors can enjoy photo and camera galleries displaying items from the museum's 4.5 million artifacts, which include the world's largest collection of camera technology - from the 1839 camera of photography inventor Daguerre to cameras used by Mathew Brady, Ansel Adams and NASA.
“Acres of fun!” raves the Toronto Sun. Play all day in Upstate New York’s largest year-round family attraction. Stroll down Sesame Street, step into a 1980s video arcade, journey into the world of superheroes, enjoy hundreds of free-flying butterflies in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, and so much more!
This metropolitan region situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario is also part of New York’s breathtaking Finger Lakes region. Conveniently located, Rochester is 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls.
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."
Follow the JELL-O brick road to see where it all began! JELL-O, was created right here in Western New York in 1897! Enjoy a docent led tour through the history of “America’s Most Famous Dessert” where you'll marvel over the ads, TV commercials, molds, paintings and displays filled with fun facts!