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The Bucket List

Alissa Anderson on Tuesday, 16 August 2011. Posted in Co-op, Rochester & Monroe County, Women at RIT

To those going on coop in an unfamiliar city: my advice to you is to construct a bucket list of local attractions and experiences. A bucket list will put you on the fast track to exploring the area and seeing if you like the town for a potential full time location. It is also a convenient last minute list of things to do with fellow interns. For Burlington (my current coop location), I created a bucket-list with my roommate of all things Vermont: organic food, cliff jumping, watching the sunset at the “most romantic” spot on the UVM campus, North Beach, Waterfront concerts, Magic Hat and Ben & Jerry’s Factory tours, and hiking Vermont’s highest peak – Mt. Mansfield.


For those new to Rochester I suggest you add the following on your bucket list:

  1. Dinosaur BBQ (best ribs in NY)
  2. Lake Ontario (beach and boating fun in the summer)
  3. Lilac Festival (one of several Rochester festivals throughout the year)
  4. Bristol Mt (if you’re a skier/boarder this is the closest mountain!)
  5. Garbage Plates (Nick Tahou)
  6. Public Market (Saturday morning market of produce, groceries, plans, and wares)
  7. Take a trip to Buffalo (1 hour west); or Syracuse (1 hour east)
  8. The dollar theater ($2 tickets on Monday nights!)
  9. Amazing Maize Maze (corn maze and hayrides in the fall)


If you have more suggestions feel free to post!