There are two great things about enjoying getaways from Rochester that are less than two hours from home.
First, you won’t waste precious time traveling.
And second, by staying over night, you’re able to immerse yourself in your experiences, and include early morning and late evening activities you may not otherwise participate in.
3-Day Getaways within 2 Hours of Rochester
Ranked as one of the “Top Ten Small Towns,” you’ll love a getaway in Lewiston, with its excellent shops, restaurants and Niagara River views.
Letchworth State Park
It’s easy to getaway to Letchworth for a few days! We’ll help you pick a few things to do each day and find a great place to sleep!
East Aurora feels locked in time. From Vidler’s 5-and-10 to the Aurora Theatre, the Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement, the early 1900’s are alive and well on Main Street US-20A and ready to enjoy.
The Village of Skaneateles is the perfect place to getaway for a few days and enjoy the pace of lake-life.
Genesee Street (US-20) and Jordan Street are lined with unique boutiques and incredible restaurants with scenic views. It is the best shopping village in the Finger Lakes Region specializing in art, home decor, toys, and clothing. And, it’s perfectly walkable.
Routes 5 & 20
Routes 5 and 20 is a beautiful 67-mile stretch of highway where NY-5 and US-20 converge, following an ancient foot trail of New York’s first people.
These destinations have been selected because they offer a wide range of things to do over the course of a few days.
Options for lodging, dining, and activities are key to making the overnight part worthwhile. After all, you could spend quality time in any one of these locations and just drive home at the end of the day.
But the goal is to separate yourself from your daily obligations, explore, focus and rejuvenate!
I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.Robert Louis Stevenson
Things to See Along the Way
As you’re driving the back roads and scenic bi-ways of the Genesee Valley, Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region, keep your eyes open for our fascinating roadside attractions.
There are so many interesting roadside attractions near Rochester. As you’re driving around the area, you should at least see these five!
Future Getaways from Rochester
Future destinations could include Ithaca, Geneva, Corning, Elmira, Buffalo, Syracuse, Hammondsport, Watkins Glen, Naples, Salamanca, Ellicottville, Jamestown, Chautauqua, Utica, Aurora, Cazenovia, and Seneca Falls.
Plus, a 3-day getaway to Rochester!
Where are your favorite getaways from Rochester?
Do you have a place within two hours of Rochester that you love to spend a few days exploring? Feel free to contact us with your ideas!