Photography has deep roots in Rochester with the founding of Eastman Kodak Company in 1888. Since then, the city has evolved, but the history remains. These 10 spots across Rochester attract attention, whether it’s their eye-catching design, historical significance, or beautiful scenery. If you haven’t explored them yet, now’s the time. Remember to share your #rocmoments on Yelp!
1. High Falls
Whether you get a view of High Falls from the Pont de Rennes bridge or from the balcony of one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the U.S., Genesee Brewhouse, the Genesee River is a sight to see.
2. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Built in 1922, the opulent design of the theatre embodies the theatrics that fill the space — whether it’s a concert, orchestra performance, comedy show, and everything in between. You’ll find intricate design around every corner worth capturing.
This Victorian cemetery boasts “196 acres of lofty hills and picturesque valleys created by glaciers and transformed into a beautiful historic cemetery.” – City of Rochester
On a cloudy day, the Lamberton Conservatory serves as an escape to warm climates with various rooms filled with floral delights, cacti, and endless greenery for the ultimate refresh.
5. The gardens at George Eastman Museum
The museum has restored the gardens and grounds at the Eastman Museum to their original intent. The gardens are expansive and the meticulous landscaping make it deserving of a stroll on your next museum visit.
Since 2011, Wall\Therapy mural projects have beautified and transformed Rochester’s urban landscape. The murals can be found across the city, encouraging walking tour groups to view the awe-inspiring works.
Public market days, especially Saturdays, are the bustling community epicenter for grabbing next week’s groceries, dining at local restaurants, or sipping a hot cup of coffee or refreshing adult beverage.
8. Frederick Douglass / Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge on the Genesee Riverway
When the weather is nice, a regularly frequented photo spot is anywhere along Corn Hill Landing to view the city skyline behind the Freddie Sue bridge.
“The Little Theatre in the East End of downtown opened in 1928 as an intimate alternative to the large commercial houses of the day.” – We #ROC 100 Reasons to Love The Rochester / Finger Lakes Region
Built in 1932, the expansive library was designed in the Art Deco style with eye-catching architectural details.
In honor of these local gems and more, we’re celebrating what makes ROC rock! Join us for A Night at the Market on Friday, May 11th from 5-7:30pm. Find more details and RSVP for free at Yelp.com/events.