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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Rochester

posted by Karen Squire at 2019-05-20 09:49:00

It's hard to find a more picture-perfect place than Upstate New York. The opportunities for great photos flow faster than Niagara Falls. But other spots along Lake Ontario are equally amazing. Rochester is the third largest city in the state, and there are enough attractions to fill your day from sunup to sundown.

So grab your camera (or cellphone) head out to the Genesee River Trail or any of these most Instagrammable spots in Rochester on your next trip to Upstate New York



Highland Park- Lamberton Conservatory

If you’re looking for natural beauty in the Rochester area, look no further than Highland Park. This 150-acre park features a lilac festival every May when plenty of gorgeous blooms burst with color. You’ll find many activities within the park grounds throughout the year. Stop by the Lamberton Conservatory  for a peek at the collection of plants from around the world. Remember past heroes at one of the many memorials within the park and stroll through the AIDS Remembrance Garden for some quiet reflection. Visit during the winter to try ice skating on Lily Pond.   Source 

Rochester Public Market

Shop for fruits and veggies on any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday at the Rochester Public Market  on Union Street. The city of Rochester started this market in 1905 and today, it features more than 300 vendors. You’ll find locally grown produce as well as meats, seafood, and dairy products. Plenty of artisans sell prepared foods and crafts underneath three vendor sheds. Stroll through the market and taste some of the homemade wines and locally crafted brews.

Photo credit: Yelp.com on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND


The Strong National Museum of Play

If you're visiting with little ones, or you're just a kid at heart, you have to check out The Strong National Museum of Play in Manhattan Square. The building's exterior is gorgeous and makes an excellent spot for an Insta selfie. This unique museum features the world’s most extensive collection of play materials. You’ll find plenty to learn about as you tour video game collections and the National Toy Hall of Fame. Enjoy the orchid and butterfly garden each May, as well as other exhibits.  Source

Seabreeze Amusement Park

Established in 1879, the Seabreeze Amusement Park  is fun for the whole family. The park sits on the bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario making it a wonderful spot to capture the view of the lake. You’ll find a wooden carousel as well as roller coasters and other rides. There's even a water park you can enjoy to help combat a hot summer day. Plan to spend the entire day as you enjoy the many attractions at this historic amusement park.

Photo credit: Diana Beideman on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-SA

Highland Park Conservancy

If a stroll underneath canopies of gorgeous trees is more your style, check out the plant varieties at Highland Park Conservancy. Lovely lilacs  are the star of the show as well as numerous Japanese Maples and rhododendrons. The Highland Park Conservancy  is one of the oldest public arboretums, dating back to the 1880s. You can see the dedication of past cultivators in the many plants that continue to thrive in the park. Make sure to stop by the pansy bed and take a photo that features 15,000 plants in a different design every year. Your cellphone camera may not be enough to capture the beauty of this park, so bring along a wide-angle lens.   Source

High Falls

A visit to Rochester isn’t complete without a picture of High Falls. These waterfalls on the Genesee River flow through the city. A pedestrian bridge takes you from downtown across the river to this breathtaking view. Snap a photo during the day, and come back at night for another pic when the falls are lit up.
These are only a few of the most photogenic spots in Rochester. Spend a week here, and you’ll have no trouble filling your Instagram page with a lot more. It’s not surprising this city is so photogenic. After all, this is the birthplace of the Eastman Kodak Company.   Source

Karen Squire is a freelance journalist and photographer who enjoys traveling. When she’s not taking pictures of her kids, you’ll find her photographing wildlife, flowers, and national monuments.

posted at: 2019-05-20 09:49:00, last updated: 2019-06-14 16:55:19

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