How Can You Have Rochester Budget Fun in Autumn 2013? Three Suggestions

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Are you looking for things to do in Rochester New York without spending a ton of money? Budget fun might be easier than you think here. Whether you’re in the mood for a movie or a hot meal, there are a lot of ways to save cash without having to sacrifice on enjoyment. Here are three cool things you can check out with your date, your family, or even by yourself.

1. Restaurant Rochester Deals

If you haven’t been on Groupon, or haven’t checked it out for a while, autumn is the right season to log on! Right now, you can get a ton of amazing discounts from highly rated restaurants. Plum House Japanese restaurant on Park Avenue, for example, is offering 50% off on orders of $30. Looking for something more traditional? You can get $30 worth of seafood at the Originally Crab Shack for only $18.

2. Fun Date Activities: Picnic and a Movie

The air is chilly, but not cold, making this a good season for romantic dates with crackers, cheese, and maybe a bottle of wine. Take a picnic basket and check out Highland Park or Mount Hope Cemetery, both beautiful, quiet destinations with a landscape of rolling hills. Then spend the rest of your evening at Cinemark Movies 10, where tickets are only about $2 a person. Cinemark saves money by playing popular movies from a few months ago. Playing right now is Fast and Furious 6, Pacific Rim, and The Heat.

3. Fun Activities for Families

Did you know that helps connect people to events they might be interested in participating in? The Rochester Hiking Meetup Group meets several times a month, and promises hiking that all fitness levels and ages can participate in. Up next is an evening hike at the Charlotte Ontario Beach Park. Want to do something Halloween themed? Saturdays and Sundays this October are “ZooBoo,” where parents can bring their costumed kids and collect candy.

What are your favorite things to do in Rochester New York? Let us know! We also recommend checking out the Rochester events calendar, which you can find at