It’s no secret that Rochester winters are cold. In fact, during this time of the year 40 degree days are like a godsend to most of us. While that may shock some of our warm weather friends, we’re totally equipped to handle even the most brutal of temps, right? We’re Rochestarians after all!

Maybe that’s not completely true…However, there are plenty of ways to stay busy during the winter season and enjoy Rochester despite the cold weather. Here are a few of our favorite tips for surviving (and thriving!) during a Rochester winter:

  1. Bundle Up

We don’t want to sound like your mom or anything, but you should definitely wear a coat today…and every day until mid March, most likely. In all seriousness though, a good winter coat is an essential for surviving the Rochester winter. The heavier the better, and don’t forget a nice pair of gloves, too. Your hands will get cold while you’re brushing the snow off of your car every morning.

  1. Take Advantage of Indoor Activities

Believe it or not, there’s actually loads of indoor activities to try in Rochester. How about seeing a concert at the Eastman School of Music downtown? Maybe check out a show at Geva Theatre, or see an Amerks game? There’s plenty of things to go do, which helps the season go by quicker.

  1. Check out the Restaurant Scene

Rochester is home to a large number of award winning restaurants, and what better time to try a few than during the winter? Sure you may not want to leave your home at all during the single digit temps outside, but you’ll forget all about that once you’re dining on some delicious Rochester eats.

  1. Master the Cozy Night at Home

One of the most important elements to surviving a Rochester winter is mastering the cozy night in. Get out the board games, DVDs, and fuzzy blankets. Start a fire in the fireplace, cook up some Zweigle’s, and you won’t even miss the warm weather. If you find that you’re still missing the summer season though, check out our blog post on recreating a summer grill-out in January!

Do you have any tips on surviving Rochester winters? Shoot us a tweet with your suggestions!