From the City Streets to Unknown Hideaways


Living a healthy well balanced life should be one of your highest priorities.  This is a growing list of some of the best places in and around Rochester, NY to keep your spirit alive, de-stress, get fit, and be a more beautiful YOU, and we’ve added some that are nearby and worth the trip.   We’ll be adding more great places to Keep Your Spirit Alive.  If you have one you’d like to recommend, we’d love to hear from you! Send us an email at [email protected] or share it on our Facebook page.


Brewery Ommegang

565 County Hwy 33, Cooperstown, NY (607) 544-1800


Brewery Ommegang

In Cooperstown, NY is a brewer with a vision.  Not only do they brew fantastic beer, but they have built an AMAZING outdoor space- breathtaking!  Nature’s amphitheater behind the brewery provides an incredible backdrop for summer concerts where music fans can drink great beer and enjoy a truly unique atmosphere with food trucks, and camping.  The vibe epitomizes a happy community of people sharing in the love of good beer and music, and summer nights. The beer is a reasonably priced $5 (unlike at many events), and the icing on the cake is concert bartenders work for charity tips.


Altitude Trampoline Park

3333 West Henrietta Road, Rochester (585) 434-3260

You’ve GOT to jump on over to Altitude Trampoline Park, and if you have kids, you probably already have, but adults can enjoy this incredible place too. Altitude is the largest indoor park in the entire United States – housing 24,000 sq. ft. of wall-to-wall trampolines. If you’ve never been, get ready to have an absolute blast, whether you are an adult or a child – Altitude has got something for everyone. From the foam pit and rock climbing walls, to the basketball dunking lanes and the Battle Beam, the amount of fun attainable here is immeasurable. Altitude also offers a killer fitness class burning 1,000 calories and non stop smiles as you are accomplishing having as much fun as possible, without a thought. Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday & Saturdays, and kids jump FREE during class!  Read the A-List Spotlight on Altitude here.


Firelight Camps
1150 Danby Road, Ithaca (607) 229-1644


IMG_5760We set the scene in Ithaca, NY, a beautiful drive along Cayuga Lake to THIS luxury called GLAMPING- half glamorous, half camping.  One stop to their website and you will for sure have a weekend booked. Each unique tent comes with a private balcony allowing you to further your outdoor experience while still within the arms of luxury. With a complimentary breakfast once morning breaks, you may choose to begin your day hiking the trails of Buttermilk Falls State Park – which is walking distance from your forest home. After your hike, take a rest under the forest canopy in a hammock on the trail back, or book a treatment at August Moon Spa to further soothe your soul. A nightly campfire sparks at sundown, with complimentary tastings and homemade s’mores. Mosquitos and mud are a thing of the past – how about mimosas, fresh air & a sweet birdsong to wake you from your clean king bed linens – no set up required! Honey we are going glamping! Firelight Camps – where nature meets luxury.  Read the A-List Spotlight on Firelight Camps here.



1048 University Avenue, Rochester (585) 434-2608

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 12.24.20 PMM/Body Fitness Studio encourages everyone to embrace life to the fullest and the crew makes you feel part of the family. Classes offered include Friday Funk, Cycle, Barre, Boxing, Yoga, and Fusion classes. Barre is one of the most popular classes offered; it combines pilates, body weight and strength conditioning with some yoga and ballet moves to give you elongated, sculpted, lean muscles – so who wouldn’t love that!  M/Body combines exercise with a knowledge of nutrition, and many exciting events such as barre-to-brunches that are held once a month. Classes are available for everyone, whether you are an elite athlete or brand new to the fitness world. Plus, the trendy space is shared with local business Just Juice for Life, so you can grab your favorite freshly pressed juice as you begin your day. Molly Flaherty, Owner of M/Body, hand-picked a tribe of talented fitness experts who truly embrace life themselves which transfers and radiates to every person who walks in their doors. M/Body is a lifestyle – shaping you for the better in more ways than one. M/Body invites you to come as you are! Read the A-List Spotlight on M/Body here.



Harts Local Grocers

10 Winthrop Street, Rochester (585) 521-4278


hartsPhotoLocated in the heart of the East End, this independent market has an emphasis on locally sourced foods.  In-season produce from New York farmers. Hundreds of products made by Rochester-area suppliers. National brands you know and love. You’ll find every department at Hart’s Local Grocers designed around you—the local community. From everyday items to special ingredients, it just so happens that some of the best food in the world comes from our very own region.



North Shore Naturopathic and Acupuncture

402 North Main Street, Canandaigua (585) 394-3490

acupuncture needlesHealthy living is essential and there are new ways to keep your body and spirit in balance.  If you are experiencing stress, and in this day and age who isn’t, you need to do things to replenish.  When you are stressed, or out of balance, that can show up in your body as pain or illness.   Acupuncture can do wonders as a preventative measure or one to help conditions conventional medicine hasn’t.





Woodhouse Day Spa

235 High St Ext, Victor (585) 412-4994



The recently opened Woodhouse Day Spa in Victor, NY is located behind the Northface store across Rt. 96 from the Eastview Mall.  This spa is a heavenly welcome to our area.  They offer an oasis of blissful treatments to choose from promising and delivering results. Whether you are looking for a youthful glow, stress relief, manicure, pedicure or rejuvenated skin, you will start to feel a warmness wash over you as you read their offerings. Experience a tranquil, transformational environment that’s both memorable and healthful. Upon entering, you’re treated to a warm smile, a luxurious robe, and reflexology sandals that release the day’s stresses. Relax in the Quiet Room, where a selection of specialty, loose-leaf teas begins your journey to relaxation and rejuvenation.  Our beauty editors sampled some of the services and we can’t wait to tell readers about them.  Want to treat someone you love (or yourself) to a lust worthy service? Send them here!



Prana Yoga

55 S Main St, Fairport (585) 678-4001



Yoga is meant to be an experience, not merely a class you take to fulfill your daily exercise requirement, and at Prana Yoga in Fairport, NY, owner Carrie Herscovici-Costello an experience to embrace. You will leave with a blissed-out yoga glow and contentment washed over your face.  The studio is so warm and inviting, the teachers are the real deal, and there is so much more. Fairport, NY, owner Carrie Herscovici-Costello an experience to embrace. You will leave with a blissed-out yoga glow and contentment washed over your face.  The studio is so warm and inviting, the teachers are the real deal, and there is so much more.




Hot Shots 

1046 University Ave, Rochester (585) 461-1220
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This place has a casual beach vibe.  Happy people fill the courts and bar area.  Hot Shots Real Beach Volleyball, located on University Ave., is upstate NY’s only indoor beach volleyball center and we’re lucky enough to have it right here in Rochester, NY.  6 nights a week you’ll see the courts and bar area full of smiling faces.  Weekends you’ll find court rentals and tournaments keeping the fun going, and the sand flying.

Allora Salon and Spa

49 W Main St, Victor (585) 869-9010


This spa just seems to do everything right-  state of the art equipment from reclining comfortable hair washing stations, to massaging pedicure chairs, products, crave worthy seasonal treatments, you can even book your appointments online which is rather convenient.  Allora offers ervices for hair, body, face and nails. The beauty team is what takes a visit to the spa to the next level of bliss (or beauty) and their loyal clients prove this point.  Read some of these facebook reviews!







Rochester Public Market

280 North Union St., Rochester (585) 428-6907


Photo: Peter Thomas

The Public Market has enough to keep you busy form morning to evening.  The variety of delights available in the vendor stalls,  are surrounded by the freshly made breakfast sandwiches, empanadas, handmade crepes and more which line the streets and stalls in and around the market. There are plenty of places to grab a steaming cup of coffee or tea, and whatever your schedule or preference – sit down or stroll around, gourmet or Go To – there are more than enough options at the Market to suit your tastes exactly.  Stroll around, cup in hand, fresh flowers and bowers of produce everywhere, and take it all in.  And there’s more- Food Truck Rodeos, Flower City Days, Beer Fests- to keep every visit worth savoring.

1598 Penfield Rd, Rochester (585) 210-2412
urlIt is never too late to treat your body right.  Come and experience what ROC City Wellness has to offer.  So many of us are burdened  with illness, chronic pain and constricting physical struggles,, but we don’t have to be!  There are options that you can utilize that will help return your body back to balance.  With your body is in balance, everything else  tends to shift into place. ROC City Wellness offers an array of complimentary modalities as well as community education opportunities to assist you in your journey.

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