Area Attractions

Adventure into downtown Rochester for fun festivals by the Genesee River. Celtic music bounces off the 19th century industrial buildings while Broadway performances belt out in the old Masonic Temple one mile away. Spend an evening peering out over Lake Ontario, walk past Park Avenue shops on your way to delectable fine-dining, or admire the city skyline during a Red Wings baseball game at Frontier Field. From picnics in Aqueduct Park to exotic species at Seneca Park Zoo, our upstate New York location at Hyatt Regency Rochester is great for families.

Hyatt Regency Rochester

125 East Main Street
Rochester, New York, United States, 14604

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Food + Drink

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Overlooking the Genesee River, Dinosaur BBQ is located in the heart of Rochester in the former Lehigh Valley Railroad Station, built in1905. Live Music. Options for pick up, delivery, drop serve, and full service, including the Triple P Pig Roast.

Tapas 177

Our dining menu is a creative fusion of familiar & exotic flavors from around the world with classics like the Calamari Salad, to the new Italian Fusion Duo, our chefs have created a menu everyone can enjoy. Come out every Saturday for Latin Night!

Pane Vino on the River

Located in the heart of downtown, Pane Vino is just steps away from many of the major hotels. We pride ourselves on serving only the freshest ingredients and made to order meals. Join us for food, drinks, and live music. Serves lunch Monday – Friday and Dinner 7 days a week.

Genesee Brew Pub

Our menu includes pub-style fare with 16 taps for the freshest beer in Rochester. The centerpiece of the pub is a 41-foot long bar, handcrafted by Genesee Brewery employees from vintage cedar brewing tanks. Enjoy scenic views from our rooftop patio.

Entertainment Venues

Blue Cross Arena

Located in the heart of downtown, this historic venue was built in 1951 and is home to Rochester’s minor league basketball, lacrosse, and hockey teams. The venue also hosts a variety of other entertainment options such as concerts and comedians.

Auditorium Theater

Built in 1928, this historic theatre is home to a full season of touring Broadway shows, the M&T Bank Broadway Season. The theatre also hosts a number of live concerts, comedy and dramatic events throughout the year and is used by local performing groups for recitals and other presentations.

Eastman Theater

An architectural gem, the décor reflects the taste and elegance of the 1920s. It is the primary concert hall for the Eastman School’s ensembles and for the Philharmonic Orchestra. The theatre presents fully staged operatic productions each spring.

Geva Theatre

From 18th Century Arsenal to 21st Century Playhouse, Geva Theatre is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit professional theatres. Geva Theatre is the most attended regional theatre in New York State with 10,000 season ticket holders.

Museums

George Eastman House

Founded in 1947, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections in the fields of photography, cinema, photographic technology, and photographically illustrated books.

Memorial Art Gallery

Founded in 1913, MAG is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history offering a panorama of the world’s art. The permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called the best balanced in the state outside of New York City.

Artisan Works

A self-funded, not-for profit art space that exists within a 40,000 square foot renovated factory building with roughly 500,000 items in the collection. Artisan Works supports regional artists through the art incubator program.

Genesee Country Museum

Founded in 1966, GCV&M is a 19th-century living history museum covering more than 600 acres, making it the largest in New York State. The museum offers interactive programs and fascinating exhibits throughout 68 buildings to help you live history.

Festivals

Lilac Festival

The Rochester Lilac Festival is an art, music, food, and flora festival hosted annually in early May. The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with ten incredible days and nights of non-stop festivities.

Jazz Festival

Founded in 2002, the multi-dimensional nine-day festival is held annually in late June. Presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 320+ shows at 20 venues makes it one of the nation’s top international music festivals.

Fringe Festival

The Fringe is a 11-day, all-out, no-holds-barred, visual and performing arts festival held in mid-September. It showcases theater, comedy, visual arts, family entertainment, music, dance, spoken word, opera, and literature.

Park Ave Festival

Noted for its architecture, culture, and hip atmosphere, the Park Ave neighborhood is transformed for a weekend in August into a one-of-a-kind shopping mecca, filled with original creations from more than 350 artists, craftspeople, and exhibitors.

Family Fun

Seabreeze

From thrilling adult rides to classic family rides, plus some kiddie rides too, with more than 70 attractions you'll find a ride for everyone. Make a splash in the waterpark, play great games, enjoy classic summertime food, and attend live shows.

National Museum of Play

A highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Seneca Park Zoo

Opened in 1894, this 15.5-acre zoo is home to over 90 species including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and arachnids. Our mission is to inspire our community to connect, care for, and conserve wildlife and wild places. Open year round.

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Established in 1912, the science center has constantly expanded and evolved, from the addition of the planetarium in 1968 to the various new galleries in order to stimulate community interest and understanding of science and technology.