Rochester MN Moms Blog
Rochester, MN is an eggs-ellent place to be during the Easter season, with Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny photo opportunities, and other fun events occurring around town! There are indoor egg hunts for kids in area churches and stores, and outdoor egg hunts (rain or shine) in parks, on a farm, or on a trolley tour. While most of these events are geared toward kids and many of them are free, adults can "hoppily" partake in their own Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Salem Glen Continue Reading »

6 Satisfying Brunches in Rochester, MN

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Rochester Magazine

Rochester Magazine
Regardless of whether you seek a posh brunch setting or a more casual atmosphere, six of Rochester, MN's favorite brunches (as voted on by Rochester Magazine readers in 2017) have got it going on. The classy vibe at The Loop, Pescara, and Five West will draw you in, as will the laid back Whistle Binkies, Rooster’s and Hy-Vee Market Grille. And that’s to say nothing about the food. Breakfast burrito? The Recoop? Bloody Mary? Or maybe some non-traditional Smoked Continue Reading »
Get the local perspective on nine fun places to go and activities to try with your partner in Rochester, MN. These unique activities aren’t just the typical “dinner and a movie.” Whether you're in the mood for an adventurous daytime outing or a relaxing evening, try these nine activities compiled by a Rochester resident who is in-the-know about where to go and what to do!     My husband and I don’t go on many dates. However, when we do, we try to Continue Reading »
A piece of “March Madness” will bounce into Rochester, MN on March 16-17 when the sports-loving city hosts the NCAA 2018 Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. Sports fans and community members of all ages are encouraged to cheer on four of the best Division III teams from around the country, who will be competing for the national championship inside the Mayo Civic Center Arena. “Division III women’s basketball games are very family-friendly events,” Continue Reading »
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Rochester, MN was recently chosen by "Successful Meetings" magazine as a top-five destination for medical meetings and conventions, and the honor is well-deserved. Home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, brand-new convention facilities, and Discovery Square, a thriving medical innovation hub currently under development, Minnesota’s Rochester offers conference attendees an exceptional experience in a vibrant community renowned for its culture of caring and spirit of Continue Reading »
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In the state that's nicknamed "Land of 10,000 Lakes," the fish are plentiful, and celebrating a successful day on the lake with a fish fry in Rochester is a beloved tradition. There is something special about that golden-fried, fresh fish goodness. Many Minnesotans remember Friday fish fry with parents or grandparents at the local VFW or American Legion. Though fish fries are commonly associated with the Lenten season, Rochester restaurants offer multiple fish fry options Continue Reading »
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If you’re attending a conference or event at Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester, MN, you’re within easy walking distance of many fun things to do and places to go. Mayo Civic Center, Rochester's convention and event center, is connected via climate-controlled skyways and underground pedestrian walkways to an abundance of unique activities and entertainment options, as well as dozens of exceptional restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. Things To Do Near Mayo Civic Continue Reading »
Football fans who are coming to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII can find hotel rooms at reasonable rates in Rochester, MN, about 80 miles southeast of Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium. It's an easy 90-minute drive or shuttle ride from Rochester to the stadium. Consider staying in our friendly, welcoming community! Book a room here .   Information on shuttle services  here .    Continue Reading »
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun things to do in Rochester, MN! SocialICE is the city's premier winter event held Feb. 8, 9, and 10 on the Peace Plaza. This is one ice-bar festival you will not want to miss! “SocialICE Is a completely unique winter experience,” says Meghann Southwick, Community & Events Manager with the Rochester Downtown Alliance , which organizes the event. “It is designed to allow attendees to get Continue Reading »
One of the most fun things to do in Rochester, MN is our beloved WinterFest! WinterFest is an annual celebration of the Bold North and its high-spirited citizens. Whatever the temperatures during this month-long series of entertaining events and activities, WinterFest attendees will feel the warmth of a city known for its caring culture and good cheer. “WinterFest is a great way to break up winter with some fun family activities, both indoor and outdoor, that help nonprofit groups in Continue Reading »