Are you going to be “stuck” on campus for spring break this year? Don’t worry, Behind the Bricks is here to make sure you have an amazing spring break, even if you aren’t laying on a beach somewhere tropical! From outdoor activities, to exploring the Rochester area, the opportunities are endless. Check out some of the things you can do:
The National Museum of Play (formerly known as Strong National Museum of Play), isn’t just for kids! Located at 1 Manhattan Square, this museum is jam packed with fun activities for everyone to partake in. With multiple exhibits, a Butterfly Garden, and so much more, this place is definitely worth checking out. Bring a valid RIT ID, and you will receive $5.00 off of your general admission (cannot be combined with any other discounts).
Located at 900 East Avenue, the George Eastman Museum is a staple in this city. Considered an “International Treasure,” this museum holds various collections of photography and cinema. Check out the museum’s collection of cameras, and much, much more. Founded over seventy years ago, the museum is located on the National Historic Landmark estate of entrepreneur, George Eastman. With a valid RIT ID, admission is only $5.00!
Another museum and home packed with history, the National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum is located right here in Rochester, NY. The legendary American civil rights leader’s home is also the landmark of her famous arrest in 1872. Located on 17 Madison Street, you should visit this historical place at least once before graduating from RI , and spring break is the perfect time to do so! Bring your college ID for $5.00 admission here as well.
Do you avoid going to the Student Life Center because of how crowded it can get? Well, if you are here during the week of spring break, you have no excuse to get yourself to the gym! Use this week to get comfortable in the fitness center while much fewer people are working out. Once spring break is over, you will be confident and ready to continue getting in shape for the remainder of the semester!
Located all the way down Jefferson Road, Eastview Mall is a very large shopping center with countless stores for everything you may need. Don’t have anything specific in mind? Stroll the mall during your spring break and window shop!
This 109-acre park is one of Rochester’s gems. Home to a reservoir located on top of a hill with an astonishing view of the city, this park is definitely worth visiting. Whether you want to bring your dog for a walk, roam around with a friend, or embrace the outdoors by yourself, Cobbs Hill is the perfect place.
Also known as Highland Botanical Park, this beautiful park is the home to the Rochester Lilac Festival that occurs every May. Open all year, this is another great place to take a stroll, especially if you have the time over spring break.
The Rochester Public Market occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year-round. Located near downtown Rochester at 280 North Union St., the Public Market is packed with vendors (over 300)! Local produce and products can be purchased here.
See? Staying at RIT for spring break isn’t bad! Actually, there are plenty of things for you to do! Use this free time to get acquainted with the Rochester area. From our team at Behind the Bricks, have a great spring break!