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Home for the Holidays

Find heart-warming events and extreme Christmas lights to make your days and nights be merry and bright!

18 Wonderful Winter Walks in Monroe County

These winter walks in Monroe County will inspire you to spend more time outside, breathing in cold, fresh air, and soaking up a little sun.

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Fun Family-Friendly Restaurants, Cafes, and Breweries

I asked our day-trip community: “Do you know of any Rochester-area restaurants that are great for date night and kid-friendly but not kid-centric?” Here’s what you said!

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Our 4 Favorite Extreme Christmas Lights Around Rochester: 2022 Edition

Enjoy our four favorite extreme Christmas lights, plus 100+ more extraordinary Rochester-area homes and holiday-themed events.

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100+ Places to Shop Local, Rochester!

You don’t have to wait for Small Business Saturday to shop local! We have some incredibly talented individuals throughout the Rochester area.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022-2023 in Rochester

Need ideas for New Year’s Eve in Rochester? Here’s a variety of playful places to ring in the new year on December 31, 2022.

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72 Rochester Experiences that Make Great Gifts

The benefits of sharing Rochester experiences as gifts go beyond personal happiness. Less clutter, less waste, less stress—less is more.

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4 Old Country Stores Around Rochester

When you walk into one of these old country stores, you’re stepping back in time with aisles of old-fashioned toys, knickknacks, and candies.

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Snow Sports: 6 Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, skating, and tubing are great snow sports to shake the winter doldrums with exposure to fresh air and sun.

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Skaneateles Dickens Christmas 2022

My favorite time to visit Skaneateles starts the day after Thanksgiving when the little lakeside town kicks off the annual Dickens Christmas.

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270+ Rochester Date Ideas

Trying various activities with your partner is a great way to connect, learn more about each other, and shake up your routine.

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Wintertime in Rochester

It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s dark. It’s wintertime in Rochester! Here are a few suggestions to help embrace our winter season.

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Day Trips Around Rochester New York

Please help fuel my quest!

People often ask, “Do you get into places for free?” The answer is no. I rarely mention Day Trips Around Rochester, NY, while out-and-about. I want the same experience you would have. I create and share content because I love to and believe you’ll find it valuable, not because I’ve been paid to promote it. If you’d like to fuel my quest for new and exciting places to share, I’d appreciate anything from a cup of coffee to a full gas tank.


My Daughter’s Lost Cat

Linus was LOST on November 5, 2022 in Penfield near Channing H. Philbrick Park. She has been searching in and around the park, connecting with neighbors and hikers along the way. Please keep your eye out for him while you’re exploring.

Description: Dark tabby, likes to hide

Please contact me if you see him

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Tentative Release Date: May 2023

Day Trips Around Rochester, NY: The Book!

Find hundreds of fun and unique things to do around Rochester, NY, within two hours of home—perfect for a spontaneous day trip. Use our themed guides and maps to plan memorable adventures all year long easily.