Rochester, New York, lies on the shores of Lake Ontario and is a prosperous place with mansions set on wide boulevards. The place is named for an early settler, called Nathaniel Rochester, who set out the community in the early 19th century, Rochester is on the Genesee River, which flows over a series of waterfalls as it passes through the city. One of the city's most famous sons is the photography pioneer George Eastman, the founder of Kodak, and one of the famous companies born here was Xerox.
When to visit RochesterRochester experiences average daily temperatures of around 80ºF in July yet the temperatures fall to around freezing at 30ºF in January. Rochester International Jazz Festival is popular with tourists visiting in June and a good time for a stay in a Rochester hotel.
How to get to RochesterGreater Rochester International Airport (ROC) lies three miles southwest of Rochester. The Marriott Rochester Airport has received many plaudits and Amtrak and Greyhound bus services drop off passengers downtown. The city is also well served by interstate highways.
Rochester attractionsThe top downtown draw in Rochester is the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. Nearby is a range of conveniently sited hotels including the Radisson Hotel. For children there is a variety of amusements such as the Strong National Museum of Play and the Seabreeze Amusement Park, complete with carousel and Ferris wheel, which is situated on the edge of Lake Ontario. Located within Seneca Park to the north of downtown is Seneca Park Zoo and nearby classy hotel Hampton Inn Rochester.
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