Places to visit in Rochester with family

It’s surprising because Rochester is a big city that doesn’t feel like a big city at all. In fact, my kids and I would happily nominate Rochester as the most family-friendly city in New York state.

The waterways of the Rochester area have defined western New York for centuries.

Take a Spin on the Carousel at Ontario Beach Park

The Lilac Festival at Highland Park, which has been a tradition for Rochester families for more than 117 years

Smell the Lilacs at the Highland Park Lilac Festival

Shout for the Home Team at a Minor League Game 

There are no major league teams in Rochester, but Rochester is one of the top cities in the nation for minor league sports teams.

 Ride the Erie Canal or Genesee River Trail

Photograph the George Eastman House

Wave to the Sea Lions at the Seneca Park Zoo 

Ride the Jack Rabbit at Seabreeze Amusement Park

Discover a Mastodon at Rochester Museum and Science Center 

Hear the Story of Susan B. Anthony’s Vote

Kid-friendly Restaurants in Rochester, NY

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