Roc the Road
After you land at Greater Rochester International Airport, hop in your Thrifty rental car and discover all the area has to offer.
Finger Lakes Wineries
Some of the nation’s best wines can be found at the Finger Lakes vineyards, all within a 90-minute drive from Rochester. Experience the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and discover 35 member wineries that produce some of the best Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. All you need to start savoring the region’s finest fruits is your Thrifty rental car — and a designated driver.
Canadaigua Uptown Food Tour
A favorite Finger Lakes food tour, once there, park your Rochester rental car and enjoy a three-hour leisurely guided walking tour of the area’s local foodie hotspots. Learn about the remarkable chefs, sample authentic recipes featuring fresh, local ingredients and enjoy tales of the region as tasty as the dishes themselves.
Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Just a short drive from the Greater Rochester International Airport is Rochester’s first National Historic Landmark, home to the legendary political activist, Susan B. Anthony. Walk through rooms where she met with fellow suffragists and civil rights leaders and discover memorabilia, artifacts, furnishings and photographs.
State Historic Site at Ganondagan
Perched high on a hill, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Rochester in your Thrifty rental car, explore the matriarchal society of the Seneca Mothers of Haudenosaunee (the Iroquois Confederacy). Visit an authentic longhouse, enjoy marked nature trails with herbal and medicinal plants and learn about the Seneca agriculture, arts and culture that celebrated women’s freedom before it was publically adopted.
The Record Archive
Music lovers, set your Thrifty rental car’s GPS to 33 1/3 Rockwood Street (yes, 33 1/3) to discover a Rochester mecca for new and used music, vinyl and CDs — plus gifts and specialty items. Best of all, the shop also has two live performance stages and regularly hosts a variety of artists.
Steer your Thrifty rental car to one of Rochester’s famous floral destinations, Ellwanger Garden. Once the private garden of famous 19th century nurseryman, George Ellwanger, you’ll find more than 25 beds of perennials (including peonies, irises and daylilies), roses, ancient pear trees and other plants in this vintage 1867 garden maintained by the Landmark Society of Western New York as a living museum.