Archive for February, 2014

Having Fun in Rochester: the Best Local Groupon Deals and More

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According to Rochester Homepage, a local area couple, Mike and Danielle, will be on an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” this week. The couple and their Realtor shot the episode last summer; they were looking to move away from Park Ave to further out of the city to save money on rent.
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Even if you’re not being featured on HGTV, there are a lot of ways to have fun in Rochester, NY. The city might have a reputation for being nothing but snow, ice, and more snow, but there are a lot of gems to be found here under the icicles. Here are several fun things to do in Rochester that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
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Take a Walk Along Park Ave

  • Park Ave is the so-called “trendy” neighborhood of the city, complete with boutiques, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, c

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The Best Restaurants in Rochester to Try This Weekend

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Looking for fun things to do in Rochester NY this weekend? You can always check out the Planetarium, the Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Little Theater, or the Geva Theatre for some Rochester fun. If you’re tired of these old spots though (which is pretty difficult considering the fact that they have rotating exhibits), then why not find some new favorite Rochester restaurants?

To help you please your stomach and yourself, here are a few of the best Rochester restaurants that you might be unawares of!

The Best Garbage Plate.

Most locals savagely defend their town’s hots place as having the best garbage plate, but you might reconsider your loyalties after trying Dogtown’s. A staple of Monroe Avenue, Dogtown is one of the best Rochester restaurants th

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Four Reasons Why You Should Visit the Rochester Zoo This Summer

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With so many things to see in Rochester, it can be hard to decide where to go. Many people like to go wherever they have Rochester coupons for. However, one place that you absolutely can’t miss out on is the Rochester zoo. If you feel like zoos just aren’t your thing, think again. Here are a few reasons why you should plan a trip to the Rochester zoo this summer!

1. It’s Fun and Educational.

There’s few things more fun than watching kids see wild, exotic animals for the first time. They’ll even get excited about animals that they actually have seen before. At the Rochester zoo, you and your children get to learn a lot about the animals, their natural habitats, and things that are going on with their native countries, in a fun environment.

2. You Support Environmentalism.

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Three Things for Animal Lovers to do in Rochester

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Did you know that, back in 1963, a group of RIT students bought a rescued Bengal tiger and declared him the school mascot? SpiRIT, as the tiger was called, hung out around campus and came to sports events under the care of students trained by the Seneca Zoo, until he died a year later from health complications. SpiRIT’s pelt can be found in the schools’ library archives.
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If you are looking for fun things to do in Rochester, you might not be able to find a free roaming tiger. There are, however, many other options available for animal lovers. Here are three places in Rochester worth checking out.
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1. The Seneca Park Rochester Zoo
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Rochester’s own zoo is small but diverse and well organized, with educated staff taking care of the hundreds of animals in their constantly changing

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