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From world-renowned attractions and historic museums to internationally recognized festivals and prime proximity to Finger Lakes wine country, Rochester reveals everything a major metro city has to offer from a cultural perspective, with all the fun and beauty that comes with an all-season adventure destination.
Rochester is known as "Festival City", with festivals almost every weekend of the year! Check out some of the most exciting annual events: Rochester Lilac Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, Roc Holiday Village, and Corn Hill Arts Festival.
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Take Amtrak to Rochester station (ROC) at 320 Central Ave. Taxi and rideshare services are available to downtown shopping district and city attractions.
By car, Rochester is just over 1 hour from Buffalo, 3 hours from Toronto, 3.5 hours from Albany, 5 hours from Montreal and Philadelphia, and 5.5 hours from NYC.
The Rochester Transit Center—located on Mortimer St. between North Clinton Ave. and St. Paul St—offers a comfortable hub for bus travelers starting at just $1 a ride. The enclosed, climate-controlled transit center provides convenience, comfort, and safety for customers as well as visitors to downtown Rochester. The center’s 30 bus bays accommodate 100 buses an hour, ensuring passengers are able to arrive on time to their destinations.
Check out Visit Rochester for more information.