Regional Info

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Visitor Information

Rochester is home to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, which draws millions of people from around the globe annually.

The spirit of caring extends throughout the community, which enjoys an abundance of cultural amenities rare in a city of its size, including a thriving art community, variety of fine dining establishments and year-round recreational opportunities.

The accolades drawing visitors and residents continue to grow: Named among Top 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade (Kiplinger’s), ranked #1 on the list of Top 100 Most Livable Cities ( and placing in the top 10 of both Best Places to Grow Up and Best Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees by U.S. News & World Report.

Visit the Experience Minnesota’s Rochester site for more information on amenities you can enjoy on your visit to Rochester.




Hotels & Lodging

Rochester, Minnesota offers over 5,000 hotel rooms, combining a huge inventory for a city of its size with extras that appeal to business, meeting and family travelers. Rochester is a city built on hospitality and its hotels make it their mission to accommodate the particular needs of their guests. Begin your search for hotels & lodging at Experience Minnesota’s Rochester site.




Flock of geese near pondRochester, MN climate is mild during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70’s – low 80’s and extremely cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 10’s.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and fairly limited during winter with an average difference of 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Rochester is 39.1 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 4.2 inches. The average annual snowfall is approximately 48.8 inches, the majority of which falls between the months of November and March.

For a full forecast visit the National Weather Service website.

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