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Rochester Vacations

Best known as the home of the renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester boasts far more than an excellent medical system. The city is also a great place to relax with loved ones. You'll enjoy traversing the area's amazing bike trail system and relaxing near one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.

Major Attractions

The ideal vacation in Rochester involves plenty of time spent outdoors, for, contrary to stereotypes about Minnesota weather, the area is actually a great destination for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Spend an afternoon strolling on the paths near Silver Lake, where you'll encounter plenty of native vegetation and even more Canadian geese. For wintertime Rochester vacations, your best bet is Quarry Hill Park, where you can strap on a pair of cross-country skis or snowshoes and make the most of the snowy weather. You can access a variety of other well-maintained ski trails with the help of car rentals in Rochester.

After a long day of hiking, biking, or skiing, you'll be eager to relax at one of downtown Rochester's many amazing restaurants. These are conveniently located near several prominent hotels in Rochester. Pizza and burgers definitely dominate the downtown culinary scene, although seafood, steak, and tapas are also plentiful.

Recurring Festivals and Events

In southern Minnesota, the latter half of June is invariably dominated by Rochesterfest, an exciting event that features a huge parade, treasure hunt, hangar dance, and plenty of other entertaining activities. When you attend Rochesterfest, you can use some of the money you saved on Rochester vacation packages to splurge on rib shots, cheese curds, and other tasty treats.

It's easy to have a blast in Rochester without blowing your budget. You can rest assured with Travelocity's Price Guarantee, knowing your accommodations will be affordable. If you find a lower price, Travelocity will match it and refund the difference.

How much are vacation packages to Rochester?

With Travelocity vacation packages, you could be living it up in Rochester for a mere . Flights, tours and hotels — we've got you covered. You'll save a bunch just for bundling your bookings. And with all that taken care of before you set off, you won't have a care in the world.

How long should my Rochester vacation be?

Many visitors pack their bags and vacation in Rochester for about 3 nights. That's a great guide, but don't let it limit you. Whether you stay a couple of nights to see the famous sights or settle in to explore new places, an unforgettable adventure awaits.

Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Rochester?

For the best Rochester package deal, head straight to Travelocity. Pick from as many as 400 partner airlines and 665,000 worldwide properties to create your ideal adventure — it's as easy as that.

Why should I book my vacation package via Travelocity?

Travel should be about making fantastic new memories and leaving all your troubles behind — which is why we have a team of experts available 24/7 should you need them. On top of that, our Price Match Guarantee ensures you'll always get the best deal available on our impressive range of vacation packages. So what are you waiting for? There's no time like the present to lock in the vacation you've always dreamed of.

Will I save money on my car rental if I bundle it with my hotel or flight?

With a Rochester vacation package, you can bundle your flight, hotel and car bookings and save tons. If you want to discover the best of this fabulous location, why not head to Mall of America? This famous sight is 68 miles from Rochester. With your own wheels, you'll be there soon enough.

What is the best time of year to go to Rochester?

If you're eager to avoid pricey airfares, crowds and packed hotels, organize your getaway outside of July, August, June. The quietest time to travel to Rochester is October, November, December. You'll find the highest hotel rates in November and the most economical in February.

Which airport is best for Rochester?

One option is Rochester, MN (RST-Rochester Intl.). From here, you'll need to travel north for about 8 miles to reach downtown Rochester. Another convenient choice is La Crosse, WI (LSE-La Crosse Municipal), 59 miles away from central Rochester.

What is there to do in Rochester?

Mayo Clinic should be at the top of your itinerary. After you've crossed off this popular attraction, simply wander the streets of Rochester and discover what makes this wonderful city tick.

Where should I stay when visiting Rochester?

Most tourists choose to book rooms in Downtown. Top-rated places to stay in this area of Rochester include the Kahler Inn and Suites - Mayo Clinic Area (3.5 stars) and the Kahler Grand Hotel (3.0 stars). Another neighborhood to consider is Kutzky Park. Here, we highly recommend the GuestHouse Rochester (2.5 stars) and the Aspen Select (3.5 stars).



Top Rochester Hotels Deals

$99
Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

2.5 out of 5.0 831 16th Street SW, Rochester, MN
4.8/5
(4 Reviews)
This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free perks include buffet breakfast, free self parking, and an area shuttle.
$81
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rochester

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Rochester

3.0 out of 5.0 4353 Canal Pl SE, Rochester, MN
4.1/5
(20 Reviews)
2 indoor pools, a spa tub, and a fitness center are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a waterslide, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. There's no skimping on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking.
$101
Kahler Grand Hotel

Kahler Grand Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0 20 2nd Ave Sw, Rochester, MN
3.5/5
(33 Reviews)
This smoke-free hotel includes 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. You'll appreciate the sauna, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

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