Visiting Rochester? Don’t Miss These Local Attractions

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Did you know that, within the past year, downtown Rochester welcomed a Hollywood crew to film scenes for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Oak Hill Country Club hosted the 95th Professional Golf Association (PGA) tournament? Magnolia’s Cafe and Deli even opened its doors to President Obama, also in 2013, who sat down to discuss tuition costs with local students. What many Americans do not realize, however, is that Rochester New York offers locals and visitors exciting entertainment year-round. What are some of the region’s unique sights?

A Twist on Traditional Night-Life

According to The Democrat and Chronicle, “Several Rochester bars and restaurants have meandered into a new age of cocktails.” Good Luck, One, and others are introducing an innovative twist to their current cocktail and drink selections. Mixologists are infusing customers’ favorite cocktails with local syrups and honey, juice, cider, rose water, edible flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more. Rochester mixologist Marco Muioi adds, “The further idea behind our cocktail menu is to blur the line between food and drink, adding more savory components.” The Lunchbox, a new age cocktail from local restaurant Good Luck, for example, blends frozen peanut butter, chilled brandy, and Concord grape juice. This spin on traditional cocktails gives locals the opportunity for a tasteful night out on the town.

The George Eastman House

The George Eastman House, opened to the public in 1949, displays an extension collection of historical photographs and films. The museum holds one of the nation’s largest moving image archives. Locals and visitors should also check Rochester newspapers and the museum’s website for a Rochester events calendar. The site hosts many local events, in addition to tours of its photography and film collections. Some seasonal events include wreath and gingerbread house displays.

Rochester is full of activity, year-round. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the city’s unique new age cocktails, enjoy The Eastman House’s collections and archives, or attend one of the museums many local events.

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