Book Flights to Rochester (ROC)
Standing tall on the banks of Lake Ontario, Rochester is famous for many things – including being the birthplace of amateur photography (giving rise to the moniker of Kodak Town), and its long history of industry and innovation. Today, the city is best known for its year-round festivals, and thriving culinary scene, which make it one of the top destinations to take cheap domestic flights to.
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The third-largest city in New York, Rochester’s landscapes reflect its diverse history and traditions – once known as the Flour City for its prolific mills, the city soon came to be known as the Flower City, on account of its gardens, nurseries and famous Lilac Festival. Beyond World War II, the city is known for its thriving jazz tradition, as is reflected in its annual International Jazz Festival. Jazz, flowers and industry – an interesting mix of reasons to make you grab that next cheap flights to Rochester.
Popular Tourist Attractions
Genesee River Gorge – A city that once rose to prominence on account of its waterways, no visit to Rochester is complete without a visit to the dramatic Genesee River Gorge. Nestled amidst 500 foot-tall walls of sheer, crumbly rock face, the gorge and its three waterfalls make for scenic hikes and picnics at Highland Park and Genesee Valley Park.
Strong National Museum of Play – The only museum in the world devoted to the study of play, this museum has several interactive exhibits. Children will love venturing into life-sized renditions of Sesame Street, the Berenstain Bears and the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. The museum’s eGame Revolution is the first permanent video game exhibit in the US and is certainly the most popular.
Seabreeze Amusement Park – The twelfth-oldest operating amusement park in the world, the Seabreeze Amusement Park is a hit with children of all ages. The Jack Rabbit wooden rollercoaster is the ancient continuously operating roller coaster in the world, and the water park lets you catch some uncharacteristic beach-style fun in Rochester’s typically chilly weather.
Louisiana State Museum – Comprising nine museums that showcase Louisiana’s art, history and industry, a visit to Louisiana State Museum is a great place to discover the prominent historical events and eras that have shaped modern-day Louisiana. Here, you can learn about important topics such as slavery, the Civil War and the historic Rochester Bus Boycott of 1953, and explore the development of the city’s sugarcane, oil and shrimp industries.
Festivals – May marks the beginning of Rochester’s many festivals, including the famous 360 | 365 Film Festival, the taste of Rochester and the Wall/Therapy – a festival dedicated to street art and murals. Rochester’s many winter activities – and there are several, owing to the city’s location in the Snow Belt – are collectively termed as ‘Coldrush’. Make sure to book cheap airline tickets to Rochester well in time to be able to attend these festivals.
Getting Around in the City
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Other Popular Cities to Visit
- St Louis
- New Orleans
- New York
Book Flights to Rochester
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