• Rochester named #2 on Sports Business Journal's list of 2013 Top Minor League Markets. 
  • The Rochester international Air Show comes back to Roc in 2014.
  • Andre Reed, Thurman Thomas, and Steve Tasker will headline the 65th annual Rochester Press-Radio Club Day of Champions Children's Charity Dinner on Monday, June 9, at the Riverside Convention Center.

Monroe County

Why Choose Monroe County?

Monroe County is situated in Western New York State – 60 miles east of Buffalo on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, and in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region.  You can get to Monroe County from just about anywhere, at anytime.  The Greater Rochester International Airport is just 5 miles from downtown Rochester and typically provides 150 flights per day to 22 airports.  Major hotels, sporting arenas and meeting facilities are just minutes apart and traffic is never an issue. 

Monroe County features a remarkable selection of facilities and state-of-the-art hotels for events large and small.  From our downtown convention center to open-air stadiums to cozy hilltop suites and newly renovated hotel rooms.  Each surrounded with outstanding attractions, shopping, history and natural beauty to keep your attendees engaged, comfortable and entertained throughout their stay.  So set your sights on our amazingly accessible city!


Milage & Driving Time:

Albany, NY 220 miles 4 hours
Baltimore, MD 325 miles 6 hours
Boston, MA         395 miles 6.5 hours
Cleveland, OH 260 miles 4 hours
Detroit, MI 340 miles 6 hours
Hartford, CT 335 miles 6 hours
New York, NY 335 miles 6 hours
Niagara Falls 85 miles 1.5 hours
Philadelphia, PA 340 miles 6 hours
Pittsburgh, PA 285 miles 4.5 hours
Toronto, ON 170 miles 3 hours
Washington, DC
385 miles
7 hours