Rochester is Awesome, Sami.

17 Aug

My sister wants to go to grad school in Boston, but I think she should go to RIT and move in with me. She thinks Rochester is too small, but I’m going to show her how awesome it is WITH THIS POST.

So Sam, these are just SOME of the cool things to do in Rochester!

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Coffee Houses: Spot . Javas . Boulder . Starry Nites . Spin Caffe

Farmer’s Markets: Downtown . Chili. South Wedge

Shopping: Greece Ridge . Eastview . Marketplace . Southtown . Park Point . Record Archive . House of Guitars . Craft Company No. 6

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Tons of Festivals: 10 Ugly Men . East End . Fairport Music Festival . Party in the Park . Taste of Rochester . Lilac Festival . The Big Rib . Irish Festival . Twestival . Maple Festival

Sports: Red Wings (baseball) . Americans (hockey) . Rhinos (soccer) . Roc City Roller Derby . Buffalo Bills (football) . Buffalo Sabres (hockey) . SU sports

Hip Areas: East & Alexander . Monroe Ave . Park Ave

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Night life: The Old Toad . Tap & Mallet . Lux . Murphy’s Law . O’Callaghan’s . The Bug Jar . Vinyl . One . Tilt . Look Ah Hookah . The Comedy Club

Concerts: Darien Lake . CMAC . Blue Cross Arena . Waterstreet Music Hall

Cool Restaurants: John’s Tex Mex . Mamasan’s . Jines . Salena’s . California Rollin’ . Donuts Delite . Lorraine’s . Dogtown Hots . Dinosaur BBQ

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Museums: Memorial Art Gallery @ U of R . Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) . Renaissance Art Gallery . Strong Museum of Play

Movie Theaters: The Little . Pittsford Cinema . Tinseltown . Movies 10 . Regal Greece . Regal Henrietta . Cinema Theatre

Theaters: Geva . RBTL . Downstairs Cabaret

Craft Fairs: Second Storie . Mayday Underground . Hearts & Crafts . Salt City Urban Art & Craft Market

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Spring: SMELL THE FLOWERS THE SNOW IS GONE!

Summer: Camping . Hiking . Sailing . Fruit picking

Fall: Apple picking . Pumpkin patches . Haunted houses . Zombie Walk . Ghost Tours

Winter: Snowboarding/Skiing . Snow tubing . Ice skating

Parks: Durand-Eastman Park . Cobbs Hill . Highland Park . Ellison Park . Greece Canal Park . Ontario Beach Park

What more could you want?! Sure, you can’t walk everywhere, but with the exception of the skiing and camping (etc), everything is a 15/20 minute drive, and there is NEVER any traffic, so it’s a breeze!

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4 Responses to “Rochester is Awesome, Sami.”

  1. stephchows August 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Awesome!! I love rochester 🙂 send her to rocwiki.org for more things!

    • sillypanda September 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

      I linked to it a few times in this post, but I will!

  2. Pauley August 18, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    Nice compilation… will need to bookmark this (as well as use RocWiki) for things to do in Rochester now that my wife lives here too. 🙂

    • sillypanda September 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

      Awesome! Let me know if she likes it!

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