Comfort Inn Central
395 Buell Rd., Rochester, New York, 14624, United States
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large crowds on city streets
this used to be the soap box derby hill
partial campus map
how to get here
i will arrive in new york city on the 8th and want to get to rochester by the evening of the tenth after two days of sight seeing
what is the cheapest way to get to rochester ?
i am on a shoe string budget
RE: how to get here
Rochester in New York State?
Look into Greyhound bus. It will take about 7-8 hours.
RE: how to get here
JetBlue flies out of JFK to Rochester for $72. If you use public transportation to get there (check out http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/ for your options for cheap transit) - lots faster than the bus.
Travel Tips for Rochester
The city of Rochester is delineated into 10 individual political/social units called sectors.
Sector 3 includes some of the older neighborhoods in Rochester. Edgerton, Lyell-Otis, Dutchtown, Brown Square, Charles House, Anthony Square Park and UNIT are among the more prominent ones. The boundaries are the Genesee River to I-390 and from Lexington Avenue to route 33.
Most of the area has already declined from the days when people felt safe walking the streets at night. Dutchtown used to be a special ethnic (German mostly) community but the restaurants and brewhauses have all closed or been replaced with lower scale diners and bars. Lyell-Otis is noted for being a red-light district where late night customers will find what they want.
Susan B. Anthony house (Anthony Square), Brown's Race and Edgerton Park (Edgerton) are small havens in this wildness area. Anthony was a suffragite and her home is of special historic significance to Rochester.
There are some good parts to this area that are alright in the day or early evening. Frontier Field (Basball), PAETEC Park (Soccer) and High Falls (Drinking/dining) are three places that still draw the crowds.
The winter months in Rochester are generally cold (near freezing) with winds off the lake that push the wind chill index into the teens.
(High-Low-Average for Dec 39°F 23°F 30°F, Jan 33°F 17°F 25°F, Feb 36°F 18°F 27°F , Mar 45°F 26°F 35°F)
Spring is very pleasant with warming temperatures and a lot of gray skies and a fair amount of rain and local flooding in some of the suburbs which have streams and creeks.
(High-Low-Average for Mar 45°F 26°F 35°F, Apr 59°F 37°F 46°F, May 70°F 47°F 57°F)
Summer begins with some nice weather and cool nights and ends with muggy days and hot, clammy sleeping weather. Water rationing (no excessive watering of lawns and gardens) and chlorine warnings are common in summers when the temperature can be in the 90s for days in a row.
(High-Low-Average for Jun 79°F 56°F 67°F, Jul 83°F 60°F 71°F, Aug 81°F 59°F 69°F)
Fall in the Rochester area is my favorite season because the heat abates and the evenings are cool; the leaves all turn beautiful colors and the air has a fresh feel to it. It is also the best time to do birding in western New York State.
(High-Low-Average for Sep 73°F 52°F 61°F, Oct 62°F 41°F 50°, Nov 50°F 33°F 40°F)
The second week of May is usually when the lilacs come to bloom in the "Flower City", Rochester, NY. Highland Park will be overflowing with blossoms and people for the annual Lilac Festival.
Arts and Craft tents; live entertainment on four different stages; tours of the park and local home gardens; clowns, balloons and face painting for the kids; food vendors galore.
Three days of things to do from 10am to 9pm.
see the website below for times and directions.
come on down for at least one day and you won't regret it.
PARKING NOTIFICATION from the website...
IMPORTANT! We urge you NOT to park on the side streets surrounding the festival. Vehicles parked illegally WILL be ticketed and/or towed.
- Park free at Monroe Community College (3 miles south of the festival at 100 East Henrietta Rd, Brighton) and ride the shuttle busses (small fee) from 10:30am to 8:30pm. The busses are equipped with lifts for handicapped. (Shuttles available at 8:30AM on Parade Day, 5/13)
A limited amout of paid parking and handicapped parking will be available in the two on-site parking lots listsed below:
Monday - Friday
Limited parking is available at two locations: (a $5 fee will apply after 5:00PM)
Off Goodman St., just south of Highland Avenue and off Elmwood Ave. east of South Avenue. Handicapped visitors can park in those lots anytime, but they are encouraged to use the shuttles on weekends.
Parking on side streets surrounding the Festival is highly discouraged. Your car may be ticketed and/or towed.
Motorcoaches and other group tour vehicles must stop at the motorcoach check-in booth at the corner of Highland and South Avenues before discharging their passengers: vehicles will be directed to free parking.
This event (Savor Rochester) is a fund raiser that is held annually to raise money for the FoodLink (local hunger relief organization).
The venue is the Public Market where over 100 of Rochester's food providers (restaurants, food markets, wineries, specialty food stores, health-food producers, and local farmers bring samples of the products for you to taste.
It is held on a weekend in mid-Septmeber each year (call the number below of this years times and dates). Tickets cost $45 per person and are available at Wegman's Food Stores or by calling the number below.
Food is served buffet style and you can pick and choose whatever hits your fancy. There is live music to fill in the quiet between streams of conversation.
The event takes place from 2pm to 9pm in the pavilion at thePublic Market and goes on regardless of weather conditions.
to get there:
take I-490 to the inner loop on the east side of the city (heading north) and get off the inner loop at the North Union Street exit. take North Union several blocks north to Trinidad Street and jog east on Trinidad to Public Market entrance road.
For years, Rochester has taken a backseat in football because of the prominence of the Buffalo Bills. Well, Rochester now has its own football team, The Rochester Raiders.
The team doesn't play in the NFL but rather plays indoors for the IFL (similar to the Arena Football League seen on TV). The home games are played in The Armory building on Main Street where the circus used to perform annually.
see the website below for the season schedule, ticket purchases and best directions to The Armory and parking.
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Comfort Inn Central
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Address: 395 Buell Rd., Rochester, New York, 14624, United States