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BY ALEC HARVEY Sue Smith was working for AAA Western and Central New York, escorting groups on cruises and other tours, when she started to notice a trend. “I would always see five or six single ladies who stayed in separate rooms,” she said. Being a solo traveler herself, Sue saw an...
THE ANGRY GOAT 938 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester The Angry Goat is well positioned as a citydweller's neighborhood bar, and its claim to fame is to never have a repeat beer on its list within a season. The ownership gives special attention to cycling through your favorite suds, alongside...
When the Auto Club was founded here in 1900, it was a group of people who shared an interest in the latest technology of the time: automobiles. Since then, we’ve seen considerable advancements in cars as well as other technology, and AAA has been there every step of the way. Today, AAA...
Did you know if you look at your phone for just two seconds while driving, you double your crash risk? To help drivers understand that It Can (All) Wait, AAA Western and Central New York teamed up with AT...
Want to travel through time? Ready to zap aliens? Buckle up and get ready to blast off into a summer of science-fiction adventure at The Strong museum in Rochester, New York—the ultimate play destination for all ages! In the original Rockets, Robots, and Ray Guns exhibit, explore the...
Earlier this year we introduced the Blue Orbit Deals app, a free app to help you save money at local restaurants throughout Western and Central New York. Today we’re proud to say that, so far, our members have saved an average of $5.49 per transaction with the app! If you haven’t...
One of our family's favorite things to do in the summer is to find a new place to enjoy a meal outside. There are so many great outdoor dining options here in New York! Here are a few to try this summer. West Edge 284 Exchange Blvd. | Rochester Locals and travelers alike will be...
Western and Central New York is home to amazing hotels and restaurants! AAA Western and Central New York is hosting an awards ceremony today at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua for the 16 hotels and one restaurant that have achieved Four Diamond status in our region...
AAA members tell us they want more discounts, so we’re proud to introduce the Blue Orbit Deals app - a new way for members to save money at local restaurants every day. For AAA members only This brand-new app was developed exclusively for AAA members. Anyone can download the Blue...
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions released its annual compilation of new attractions opening this year. Below are some of the exciting thrills guests will enjoy this season at some of our local AAA members’ favorite close-to-home destinations. New York...
I've already said before that sledding with my kids is one of my favorite winter activities in Western New York. Growing up in the South, there really was just nothing like that for me as a kid! So after passing by Polarwave SnowTubing on dozens of Thruway trips between Buffalo and...
It's that time of the year again: Time for a new issue of Member Connection, the quarterly magazine that is entirely produced by our team here at AAA Western and Central New York. Our Summer 2013 issue will be coming out next week, and I’m excited to give you this "sneak preview" of the...
Want to get outdoors but not sure what you can do or where? The Adirondack Mountain Club's Outdoor Expo is the place for you to start! For the past 15 years, the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club has been hosting an outdoor expo at Mendon Ponds Park. This year's...
When members need roadside assistance from AAA, contact center associates like Thaddeus Stevens answer the call quickly and compassionately. A Lockport resident, Thaddeus has worked for AAA Western and Central New York for almost 8 years. I sat down with him recently to ask him about...
"Commitment to Community" is one of AAA’s Core Values. This is evidenced by AAA Western and Central New York’s fundraising efforts to support local charities in the communities we serve. AAA associates throughout Western New York, the Rochester region and Central New York give their...

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