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Old 11-15-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Park Ave is similar to Westcott, but a little bit bigger and more yuppie, less hippy. You also have other areas close by in that SE Quarter of Rochester like: Welcome To Monroe Avenue

South Wedge - Rochester Wiki

Swillburg - Rochester Wiki

East End - Rochester Wiki

Cobbs Hill Park - Rochester Wiki

Upper Monroe Avenue Neighborhood - Rochester Wiki

Monroe Village - Rochester Wiki

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Here's a great guide: Rochester Neighborhoods - Rochester Wiki
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Has her NY state driver's license been renewed recently? if so then she may already have the "enhanced" license that can be used in lieu of a passport for Canada to US border crossings.

Yes - Park Ave is an area where you can park and walk around to some cafes, shops and restaurants. The tour of George Eastman's home at Eastman House is worth doing and the International Museum of Photography is located there as well (adjacent to the Eastman House.)

You can even get NYC style coal oven pizza there - of a type not really found in Syracuse The Rochester NY Pizza Blog: Tony D's, Corn Hill, Rochester
I think I'm liking going to Park Ave, it's near enough where we don't have to spend a quarter of a day driving, and I'm sure the wife would like hitting the outlet mall on the way back.

Any ideas of activities to do there besides the cafes, shops and restaurants? The Eastman House is a good suggestion. I was thinking of going to the Geva theatre, but seems like they do not have any shows on this weekend.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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What are you into? Maybe this: The Official Susan B. Anthony House :: Home

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Perhaps check out Erie Canal villages like Fairport, Pittsford, Spencerport and Brockport. Maybe take a trip to Nick Tahou's.

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Old 11-15-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Actually, this should help too: Rochester Wiki - The People's Guide to Rochester
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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The Strong Museum is fun - even without kids. It's not a "kid museum" per se although they tend to market it that way. They have an amazing collections of antique household articles, toys, dolls and Asian writing implements (i.e. very old Chinese and Japanese pens, ink pots etc.)
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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OP, when you go to NYC, do you fly or drive, If you drive where do you park, if it is at the hotel what do they usually charge.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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I suggest Niagara Falls, preferably on the Canadian side if you have passports.

The drive from Syracuse is under 3 hours and it makes a fun weekend getaway



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Old 11-16-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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OP, when you go to NYC, do you fly or drive, If you drive where do you park, if it is at the hotel what do they usually charge.
Not the Op but when I go to the city its driving as far as Newburgh. Hotels are very cheap there. Then just cross the river to the train station. You leave your car right at the train station in Beacon. Its free to park on weekends and very reasonable during the week. The train into the city is like 12-14 bucks, takes about an hour and you arrive GCT (only way to arrive, Penn is a dump).
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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I've used Sean's tactic and driven to Tarrytown then taken Metro North to GCT but in more recent years I just drive straight into Manhattan and park in the general area around 42nd and 9th ($22 to $25 per 24 hours incl tax if you look around) or I drive into Rutherford (around six miles west of the Lincoln Tunnel,) park for free on the street in front of my old apartment then walk a few hundred feet to get the 190 bus into the city. Port Authority is far more of a dump than Penn Station but I don't mind either.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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I would agree that Penn Station is a dump. The smell of fried food, unkempt restrooms, sketchy vagrants that make the CENTRO Bus Stop at Salina and Fayette look tame and the hoards of sloppy looking commuters from New "Joisey" and Long "Guyland" are enough to keep me away, unless I have to visit my other office in Princeton.

Another option would be to park at the Metro North Station in Croton-Harmon and take the train into NYC and stay at a hotel in Manhattan. There are no hotels near Croton, however longterm parking is readily available. Croton is off Route 9 and only about 15 minutes south of the Bear Mountain Bridge.

I would also recommend visiting Philadelphia which is in my opinion a very underrated city with amazing historical and cultural attractions.

If you like baseball, Cooperstown would make a nice overnight trip with the Baseball Hall of Fame and Glimmerglass Opera.

Sackets Harbor, Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Wellesley Island are very scenic communities in the North Country.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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I would agree that Penn Station is a dump. The smell of fried food, unkempt restrooms, sketchy vagrants that make the CENTRO Bus Stop at Salina and Fayette look tame and the hoards of sloppy looking commuters from New "Joisey" and Long "Guyland" are enough to keep me away, unless I have to visit my other office in Princeton.

Another option would be to park at the Metro North Station in Croton-Harmon and take the train into NYC and stay at a hotel in Manhattan. There are no hotels near Croton, however longterm parking is readily available. Croton is off Route 9 and only about 15 minutes south of the Bear Mountain Bridge.

I would also recommend visiting Philadelphia which is in my opinion a very underrated city with amazing historical and cultural attractions.

If you like baseball, Cooperstown would make a nice overnight trip with the Baseball Hall of Fame and Glimmerglass Opera.

Sackets Harbor, Clayton, Alexandria Bay and Wellesley Island are very scenic communities in the North Country.
+1000 for sloppy jersey and LI commuter observation.

Clayton pretty much turns into a ghost town after Labor Day...

Cooperstown is great, and if you like Belgian beer/food, I reccomend Ommegang Brewery, which is a couple minutes from downtown. I personally think it is one of the best breweries in the country.

I know the OP said city-ish, so I'm not sure if this would fit, but a few weeks ago I hit some of the wineries in the Finger Lakes, it was a great time. We stopped at Watkings Glenn and Geneva, which were very nice. There is a great gastropub/microbrewery in Watkins Glenn, though the name escapes me right now...
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