Rochester, New York Hotels and Travel Guide
Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, Rochester is New York State’s third largest city and its metropolitan area is the second largest economy in the state. If you’re looking for Rochester, New York hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay and both offer terrific rates.
Thanks to the prevalence of imaging and optical science companies in Rochester, the city is known as the World’s Image Centre. The area’s original imaging companies, Eastman Kodak and Xerox, remain important influences on the region’s modern economy. Contributing to Rochester’s standing as an international leader in optics is its hosting of the world headquarters of Bausch and Lomb.
The University of Rochester is now the city’s largest employer, surpassing Eastman Kodak in 2006. Within the university, the Institute of Optics is ranked number one in the United States, and the Rochester Institute of Technology has one of the best imaging science departments in the country.
Food is another critical industry in Rochester with frozen food producer Birds Eye headquartered in the city. Extended Stay Hotels' guests will be happy to know that Rochester is also the birthplace of Wegmans Grocery. Whether you want already prepared foods or fresh and frozen items to prepare in your well-equipped kitchen, Wegmans has an amazing variety. The full-sized refrigerator/freezer in your Extended Stay America Studio Suite can store many meals, so stock up!
Outdoor lovers will find much to do in Rochester. The entire family can spend an afternoon at the top-rated Seneca Zoo with its new Arctic exhibit and several animal species that can be found nowhere else in the state. Sightseerers can hike along the Genesee Riverway Trail in the Genesee Valley Park, or explore the natural beauty of Highland Park, which hosts an active natural amphitheater, the Highland Park Bowl.
Rochester may be best known by tourists for its many summer through fall festivals. Perhaps the most famous of all is the renowned Lilac Festival, located in scenic Highland Park. In addition to exploring the horticultural wonders within the park, festival-goers will enjoy rides, music, and arts and craft shows.
Complementing the multiple Rochester festivals, nearby Fairport holds the Fairport Canal Days, touted as one of the premier arts and crafts festivals in the Northeast. Attendees can purchase local artwork, sample regional cuisine, enjoy music performances, and tour the Erie canal.
If golf is your pleasure, try Durand Eastman Golf Course, a challenging course with hilly terrain and water holes. Those who desire a more relaxed pace but still want an enjoyable day on the greens should play the Latta Lea E-Z Golf Club with three scenic par-3 courses.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Rochester, New York hotel, both of the Extended Stay America locations in the area are excellent choices.