Family Fun

Discovery, adventure and fun in every corner of New York State!

From hands-on museums to thrilling amusement parks, Upstate NY has unique, affordable, and undeniably fun family attractions for big kids and little ones alike. There are plenty of family-friendly activities for all ages and interests.

The Strong National Museum of Play has gained recognition from prominent publications across the country – and it’s no surprise why! USA Today readers voted it one of the "Top 10 Museums for Families in the U.S.," and FamilyFun magazine named it the number one family-friendly museum in the country.

The Strong is just one amazing destination for families; expand your mind at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, visit Darien Lake Theme Park for a weekend full of thrills, or simply enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors at one of our many parks and campgrounds. Looking for things to do in New York? Upstate NY is your premier destination for all kinds of family fun!

Check out Visit Rochester for even more family oriented activities!

From the Newsroom:

Leaf Peeping Events & Sites Across Upstate New York

Upstate New York is truly beautiful during every season of the year… but it’s the gold, orange and red of the fall foliage that really gets me excited... Read More

By Colleen Knopeck | October 5, 2017

Upstate Amusement Parks for Fun Seekers and Ride Warriors

The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and I for one can’t stop thinking about summer.

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By Colleen Knopeck | June 1, 2017

Festival Frenzy

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By Sarah Blackwell | May 30, 2017

Sleep Under the Stars: 3 Stellar Glampsites in Upstate New York

“Glamping” or glamourous camping is all the rage in Upstate New York. And it’s the perfect way to connect with nature – without giving up the comforts... Read More

By Sarah Blackwell | April 18, 2017

Watching Sports in Upstate NY: A Unique Experience

Did you know that Upstate NY is full of local sports teams that provide visitors a chance to watch an exciting game any time of year? With a team... Read More

By Carrie Tschetter | March 2, 2017


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