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Bundle up and burn off some energy! Here are all of the best places to go ice skating in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as places to buy skating equipment.
Looking for great gifts that support local businesses, but without accumulating more things? These Rochester MN experience gifts are a wonderful option!
Arguably, one of the best parts about Christmas is buying holiday gifts for the people you love. Of course, before you can give gifts to people, you need to buy them first, which can be stressful for both you and your wallet.
A charcuterie board can be a great way to celebrate a special holiday or just a plain old Tuesday. Here are my favorite things to make this fun and fancy meal!
The pure excitement and joy that thrill of sledding brings to kids (and let's be honest, adults!) is one of the best things about winter. Here's a list of Rochester MN sledding hills!
December is here and that brings all the merriment and joy of the season. Extra precautions need to be taken, but there are still fun (and safe) events.
Sota Clothing items are hugely popular gifts to give during the holidays and for good reason! Cozy, stylish, and full of pride...what's not to love?
Rochester MN has great displays of holiday lights and Christmas lights all over town! Use our guide to plan a special trip to look at these twinkly lights!
Food and food-related gifts are the best. I might be biased because I'm obsessed with food, I often think about what unique local food-related gifts I would get for my friends who are equally obsessed with food, and here's a list of unique, local things I love in Rochester MN area to inspire you this gift-giving season..
In addition to the freshest seasonal produce you'll find anywhere, the Winter Farmers Market is loaded with other locally-made goodness.
My family and I have been going to the Ice Castles around Minneapolis for the last 3 years, and this little expedition is something we look forward to every winter.
Downtown Rochester MN is all set for the holidays and cannot wait to welcome you to enjoy the season and everything downtown has to offer!
7th Street NW is one of Rochester's most walkable and diverse shopping areas in Rochester MN. Check out all these businesses have to offer on small business Saturday!
In the spirit of the holidays, there are large light displays within easy driving distance of Rochester MN to enjoy through the New Year!
DAY TRIPS + FIELD TRIPS
Looking to take a little Day Trip? The southeast MN area offers an abundance of things to see and do all within a perfectly manageable drive from Rochester!
Excelsior, Minnesota is a darling waterfront town nestled into the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka. The history of this small town is fascinating and adds to the charm of its unique shops, dining, and attractions. A bonus to this day trip is a stop at the magical Tonkadale Greenhouse.
Whitewater State Park is popular for many reasons including its giant limestone bluffs and deep ravines. It's a great place to enjoy nature and provides families with lots of options.
If you are looking for a socially distanced, not too physically taxing, child friendly trip with pleasing views which can be done in half a day, I highly recommend Alma. The views from Buena Vista Park alone are worth it.