By Summer Brons
Rochester
New York
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Declared by Money Magazine as one of the 10 "best places to vacation", Rochester is a mid-size city with a small-town feel and big-city excitement. Whether you're searching for a relaxing getaway or an action-packed adventure, Rochester just may be the perfect place for your next vacation. EscapeWizard.com would love to help you plan your travels!    

Arriving in Rochester is easily achieved thanks to the Monroe County Airport (ROC). With over 200 flights daily, let EscapeWizard.com find the lowest fare for yours! Vacationers can click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php), to book with EscapeWizard.com. We can also help with hotel accommodations. Just click here to use our hotel finder on low prices (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
   
Things to see and do in Rochester are so plentiful that EscapeWizard.com recommends planning your vacation ahead of time to ensure that you're able to take advantage of everything you'd like to experience. Looking for suggestions? Check out the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, built in 1822 and currently showcasing 1800s life in Charlotte. Venture to the Corning Museum of Glass to see a unique collection of over 40,000 glass objects, and even make your own souvenir in one of the museum's walk-in workshops. Photography enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy a visit to the George Eastman house where photo, film, and camera galleries can be observed right in the home of Kodak's founder. For an especially exciting experience, head to the Lockport Caves for a guided tour and underground boat ride taking visitors on a historical journey through the mid-1800s. Finally, save some time for a visit to the New York Wine and Culinary Center, where the state's unbeatable culinary and wine industries are celebrated every day.    

Shoppers rejoice! Rochester has just as many great shopping venues as it does local attractions. Eastview Mall, Marketplace Mall, Pittsford Plaza, and Greece Ridge are all near to the city and packed with plenty of retail therapy opportunities. Catch a bargain at Waterloo Premium Outlets, or browse unique boutique shops throughout Rochester's charming downtown districts. Antique collectors will also feel at home here, thanks to over 65 antique shops within a 50 mile radius of the city.    

During a busy day of sightseeing or shopping, refuel with some of Rochester's excellent restaurant options. Whether you're looking for a cozy cafe, quaint bistro, upscale dining, or a neighborhood pub, the city has you covered. Creative chefs from around the world gather here to introduce diverse flavors and put a spin on old traditions. No matter what your palette craves, you'll find an endless array of delicious bites throughout Rochester. Don't leave the city without sampling some locally-brewed beer; High Falls Brewery, Custom Brewcrafter, and Rohrbach Brewing Company each call home to this New York hotspot.    

Rochester is also a great place for sporting enthusiasts. If you're in town during winter months, escape to Bristol Mountain or Swain Ski and Snowboard Center for snowy fun. Try out your rock climbing skills with 18,000 square feet of indoor surface at Rockventures, or play a round of 18 holes at Ravenwood Golf Club. Or, go for a run, bicycle, swim, fish; the choice is yours. Prefer to spectate? Lacrosse, hockey, soccer, baseball, and horse racing can all be found in Rochester.     
With a vast selection of activities and attractions, Rochester is frequented by travelers looking for a little something different. Book your New York vacation today with EscapeWizard.com and come see why Rochester is one of the top vacation destinations in the country!
Hotels in Rochester
By Joshua Hayford
DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester
1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY
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Nestled along the south shore of beautiful Lake Ontario, Rochester is the cultural and metropolitan center of upstate New York. The DoubleTree by Hilton provides accommodations to business and leisure travelers as well as event hosting. Conveniently located close to New York State Thruway I-390 and only minutes from downtown, it’s a breeze to get around. A complimentary shuttle runs from Rochester Airport (ROC) to the hotel and surrounding attractions. Self-parking is available to guests with vehicles. Check in time is at 3 p.m. and check-out is by 12 p.m.

The freshly baked chocolate chip cookie awaiting every new guest at the DoubleTree reflects a unique approach to hospitality and attention to detail extending to the comfortable lodging. Guests can choose between rooms with a single king, two double beds, or two room suites. Rooms accessible to guests with special needs are available upon request. All rooms have an LCD flat panel TVs with cable and access to movies, A/C, free high-speed wireless internet, and even remote printing.

The DoubleTree provides multiple event spaces available gathering from wedding receptions to corporate events, including a business center with fax, printing, and shipping/receiving service. You can also enjoy the indoor heated pool and 24-hour gym, with cardio equipment and weights, are available as well. Dining options include the Atrium Lounge open daily at 11 a.m. or The Bistro 252 restaurant serving classic American cuisine in an informal atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Whatever the occasion, travelers staying in Rochester will undoubtedly feel welcomed at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Click here and EscapeWizard.com will get you on your way today (insert link here)!
Hotels in Rochester
By Summer Brons
Country Inn & Suites
2835 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY
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Conveniently located near major interstates and just a short distance from the Greater Rochester International Airport, the Country Inn & Suites (formally the Holiday Inn Express) makes a great choice for any visit to Rochester. Both business and leisure travelers will appreciate the accommodations of this familiar hotel. Check in time at the hotel is 3 p.m. or after on the day of arrival into the city, and 11 a.m. is the check out time on the day of departure.
   
The Country Inn & Suites features plenty of on-site amenities for guest convenience. 24-hour business and fitness centers, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, free weekday newspaper, and complimentary daily hot breakfast are just some of the perks of staying at the hotel. Thanks to the excellent location, plenty of great dining and popular attractions are very close by for satisfying hunger or providing entertainment.    

At the end of an exciting day around Rochester, guests are sure to appreciate the comforts of their private rooms. Ultra-comfortable beds (either 1 king size or 2 double size beds), a 32-inch television with premium cable, work desk, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, and bath amenities are all standard. Plus, members of the Priority Club Rewards Program will earn points for their stay at the hotel.    

This familiar hotel is ready for busy Rochester visitors and will prove it with their exceptional service. Thanks to a great location and all the comforts of top hotels, guests of all purposes are sure to enjoy their stay at the Country Inn & Suites. EscapeWizard.com recommends this Country Inn & Suites during your stay in Rochester, NY. Just click here to book your hotel experience (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
 
Hotels in Rochester
By Summer Brons
Staybridge Suites
1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY
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Extended stay visitors to the Rochester area will find themselves right at home at the Staybridge Suites. Conveniently located near the University of Rochester, the hotel offers easy access to the city's greatest attractions and important businesses. Check in at the hotel is at 3 p.m., and check out is at 12 p.m. on the day of departure.
   
As one may expect from an extended stay hotel, the Staybridge Suites offers a number of on-site services for guests. The 24-hour business center allows productivity to stay high, the 24-hour fitness center keeps guests on track with exercise, and an indoor pool and whirlpool offer a refreshing place to take a dip, and barbeque grills offer outdoor entertainment without even leaving the premises. Staybridge also has guest laundry facilities, a gift shop, and rental car desk. On top of all this, visitors get to start their day with a free breakfast overlooking the beautiful Genesee River.    

After a busy day around Rochester, guests will thoroughly enjoy retiring to their suites for the evening. Each room at the Staybridge is indeed a suite, and are available in studio, one, and two bedroom sizes depending on guest needs. All suites are equipped with full kitchenettes that include a refrigerator, microwave, stove, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, silverware, and serving utensils. Comfortable beds, premium cable television, DVD player, video rental library, large work desk, and bath amenities round out these well-appointed rooms. Additionally, members of the Priority Club Rewards program will earn points for their stay.    

Whether in town for a weekend or a month, for business or leisurely vacation, the Staybridge Suites is sure to suit all guests thanks to an ideal location and generous accommodations. Just click on this link to book your hotel with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
 
Hotels in Rochester
By Abby Carney
Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester/Greece, NY
400 Center Place Drive, Rochester, NY
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Greece Hotel is located just outside of Rochester in Greece, New York, and provides accommodations for both extended stay and short term guests. The hotel is conveniently located near exciting attractions such as Ontario Beach State Park, Blue Cross Arena, Seneca Park Zoo, the George Eastman House, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Geva Theatre, University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, Eastman School of Music, and Casa Larga Vineyards. Hilton Rochester is just ten minutes from the airport, and although check-in time is 3 p.m., there is baggage storage and luggage hold available so you can roam freely.

Rooms are spacious and feature living areas with a pull out sofa bed and separate sleeping areas. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and cookware, microwave and coffee maker, two-burner stove and dishwasher, and dining table with chairs for eating in. Each room has a 32-inch flat panel TV and on-demand movies, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless internet access via fiber optics, and two speaker phones with voice mail. Room choices include a 1 bedroom suite with 1 king bed, a 1 bedroom suite with 2 queen beds, and a studio suite with 1 king bed.

Enjoy complimentary parking during your stay and take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, complimentary business center, meeting room, guest laundry, outdoor barbecue area, and outdoor sports court. Hilton Rochester is both family and businessman friendly, offering (complimentary) cribs, high chairs, and playpens to families, and audio/visual equipment rental, complimentary printing, express mail, fax, photocopying and printer services to business people.

A complimentary hot breakfast is served every morning, as well as an evening Welcome Home reception featuring a light dinner on Monday-Thursday. Check-out time is 12 p.m., giving plenty of time to check out the gift shop and onsite convenience store before heading out of town. To find out more information and book your room, visit EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).