Things to Do in Rochester, MN

You'll find a dynamic array of fun things to do in Rochester, MN. Enjoy our city's vibrancy, beauty, and charm when you visit our picturesque parks, renowned historical sites, and high-quality galleries and theaters. Attend one of our festivals or events in Rochester, MN, take a trolley tour, or hike or bike on our 85 miles of paved trails that wind through the city. Then, stop in for a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere at a Rochester, MN restaurant or one of our nightlife hot spots. 

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Things to do in the summer

For seasonal ideas, check out our extensive lists of things to do in summer in Rochester, MN.

Plan an outdoor adventure at Silver Lake Park, Quarry Hill Park, or another of Rochester, MN's 100+ parks. Stroll through the parks' wooded tranquility in the summer, or build a snowman in the winter.

Tour Mayowood Mansion or join another guided tour of Rochester, MN.

Things to do with kids

Rochester is a kid-friendly destination that parents will appreciate for its caring ambience, relaxing pace, and convenient entertainment and attractions. Enjoy some family fun (and dial down the stress) in Rochester, MN with these kid-friendly ideas. Whether your kids are craving pizza, ice cream, popcorn, or more, there are also many kid-friendly restaurants in Rochester.

Shopping in Rochester, MN

Explore downtown Rochester, MN. Downtown Rochester's hotels, stores, restaurants, and Mayo Clinic are connected via an extensive system of climate-controlled skyways and underground walkways.

Shop at unique gift boutiques, beloved local apparel shops, and other one-of-a-kind independent establishments where you'll find only-in-Rochester items. 

Enjoy a locally-produced glass of wine or beer at Rochester, MN's exceptional wineries and breweries.

Experience Rochester, MN to its fullest. Plan your visit today!

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