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Things to do in Charlotte, Rochester

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great place for a picnic in the summertime. Go for a walk on the pier to see spectacular sunrises and sunsets.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our go-to favorite restaurant. Ziti Soprano is amazing-spicy and delicious! Gnocchi and meatballs-my husbands fave.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food and atmosphere at this old firehouse is a must to experience here o. the north end of rochester.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Important green spaces within the neighborhood include Turning Point Park Trail and Rain Garden on the Genesee River. The Genesee River Trail was designated as a national recreation trail in 2006 in its southern route from downtown Rochester to the port.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Take a walk on the pier at Charlotte Beach and stop at Abbott's for an amazing dessert! Delicious custard!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“The Charlotte – Genesee Lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Ontario. It was constructed in 1822 and was only recently restored in 2014.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Sushi In the city! There are two locations, here at the pier and one in the city at the village gate square.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Visit the pier, beach and park at Charlotte. Don’t forget your Abbott’s Ice-cream.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best smoked wings ever - try the Blue and Gold. Amazing lunches and dinners. Nice bar area as well with entertainment on weekends.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Ask about a discount code that is only applicable for guests that stay at the Kenzi Lake House”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
Route
“Charlotte Beach In The Heart Of Charlotte. Local Restaurants & Abbott’s Ice Cream A ROCHESTER Favorite!!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“This is a local park behind the zoo. it is great for picnics, trail hiking or catch and release fishing in the pond. The trails also have stairs leading down the gully to docks on the river for fishing or just relaxing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Laid back bar and grill featuring live bands on riverside deck. Beach area with toys for kids. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our go-to favorite restaurant. Ziti Soprano is amazing-spicy and delicious! Gnocchi and meatballs-my husbands fave.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food and atmosphere at this old firehouse is a must to experience here o. the north end of rochester.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Sushi In the city! There are two locations, here at the pier and one in the city at the village gate square.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best smoked wings ever - try the Blue and Gold. Amazing lunches and dinners. Nice bar area as well with entertainment on weekends.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great little coffee shop across the street with delicious breakfast sandwiches.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Fantastic outdoor seating along the Genesee River. Cocktails, beer on tap, serving comfort food.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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