Sitting like a glittering jewel surrounding the south fork of the Zumbro River and the beautiful Silver Lake, Rochester simply shines. The third largest city in Minnesota, it is the home of the Mayo Clinic, which is a healing institution that attracts more than two million visitors each year. However, Rochester in Minnesota is more than a place of healing. Whether they are just passing through or coming to visit the "Med City," guests will quickly discover that Rochester has its own brand of vibrancy, beauty, and charm. All its picturesque parks, renowned historical sites, dynamic galleries, theaters, a variety of incredible dining experiences, and much more mean that there is something wonderful to discover around every corner for each and every taste.
Downtown Rochester is a great place to stay for business travelers and adventurers alike. Downtown is built around the many buildings that make up the Mayo Clinic. Still, there is plenty of room for great restaurants. After dining out, head to the Rochester Art Center on the banks of Silver Lake and check out the latest exhibits.
If you want the chance to really see the city, the Rochester Trolley & Tour Company can show you the main sights. They offer guided trolley tours of the city, plus visits to Amish farms and historic river towns. You can even visit places historically connected to the famed author Laura Ingalls Wilder. In case you would prefer to eat your way around the city, the Rochester Food Tour is a walking tour that will take you through some of the downtown area's most unique eateries, offering food sampling along the way.
Family fun is easy to find in Rochester, thanks to its range of entertainment and activities. Grab the kids and head to Bounce World, a 15,000 square foot play land loaded with inflatables, bounce houses, slides, and even a mechanical bull. Watch your kids get a good workout while you relax in the beautiful lounge, complete with big screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Nature lovers should head to Silver Lake Park, known for its many geese and wildlife. Spend some time hiking the Douglas Trail or pay your respects at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.
There are no 5 star hotels in Rochester. However, travelers looking for a top notch place to stay will definitely find an extraordinary 4 star hotels in downtown Rochester. Offering two restaurants, room service, an indoor pool, free WIFI and more, these luxury accommodations will make you feel right at home with affordable prices ranging from
The Rochester International Airport is located seven miles southwest of the central business district. There are eight hotels within a 5-mile radius of the airport with both rooms and suites available in a fairly wide range of prices. Whether you visit Rochester for business, health, or just for fun, you are sure to find something to make your visit as special as possible.