Destination guide

Travel to captivating Rochester

The area's entertainment and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Rochester. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Rochester

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Rochester has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Soldiers Field Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Olmsted County Fairgrounds (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Northern Hills Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Maple Valley Golf & Country Club (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Deer Creek Speedway (20.7 mi / 33.4 km)
  • Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Rochester

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Rochester is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Silver Lake Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Quarry Hill Nature Center (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Douglas State Trail Head Rochester (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Oxbow Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Zumbro Lake (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Carley State Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)

How to get to and around Rochester

Fly into Rochester, MN (RST-Rochester Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Rochester?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 137 holiday lettings near Rochester. From 99 Houses to 29 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rochester is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Rochester?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Rochester:

  • Historic Southwest: 54 holiday homes
  • Slatterly Park: 32 holiday homes
  • East Side Pioneers: 57 holiday homes
  • Kutzky Park: 54 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 68 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Rochester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Rochester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Soldiers Field Golf Course: 134 holiday lettings
  • Mayo Clinic: 114 holiday lettings
  • Shops University Square: 134 holiday lettings
  • Silver Lake Park: 134 holiday lettings
  • Assisi Heights: 136 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Rochester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rochester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 99 Houses in Rochester. Our other popular types of Rochester holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 20 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Rochester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Rochester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.