RV rentals in Rochester bring you to a sophisticated but sweet Midwestern city that’s not too far from Minneapolis, St. Paul, La Crosse, and Eau Claire. You’ll also have easy access to the spectacular Five Mile Bluff Prairie State Natural Area.
Rochester is home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic, it is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in America, and it is one of the most highly educated cities in the world. Rochester was the first American city to be named an Intercultural City by the Council of Europe. As such, the amenities and the atmosphere are spectacular and the diversity means that Rochester can boast an incredible variety of educational and cultural opportunities as well as ethnic eateries representing every corner of the globe. If you choose not to drive your motorhome rental in Rochester everywhere, there is public bus service available through Rochester City Lines and Rochester Public Transit. Make sure to visit the Rochester Downtown Alliance for a visitor’s guide and up-to-date information about the city and its happenings.
The Great Outdoors
Minnesota has one of the highest counts of golf courses per person in the country and your Rochester rental motorhome brings you to a city that exemplifies that with a selection of public courses and at least five private courses.
The city of Rochester maintains an astonishing number of parks, trails, open green spaces, and other outdoor recreational facilities. Among the highlights are Bear Creek Park with paved trails, sports fields, a picnic shelter, and a playground; East Park with a historical site, disc golf, sports fields, paved trails, picnic areas, and a shelter; the Dinah Olin Bird Sanctuary; and Foster Arend Park with a beach, a lake, fishing, sports fields, a paved trail, a picnic area, and a playground.
Cross-country ski trails are available at Eastwood Golf Course, Quarry Hill Park, and Essex Park. There are over 85 miles of paved trails suitable for walking, hiking, biking, skating, strollers, and wheelchair use. Printed maps are available from the Park and Recreation Department main office in the Rochester City Hall. You’ll enjoy being able to make use of these spaces with your camper rental in Rochester.
You’ll need a place to stay when you book an RV rental in Rochester and the Hidden Meadow RV Park is one of the options. RV sites are shaded and some include full hookups and WiFi. The park itself offers individual-use restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a recreation room, a playground, and a camp store.
Another place to park your Rochester RV rental by owner is the Oxbow State Park. Sites are semi-primitive with gravel pads and electric-only hookups. The park provides restrooms and hot showers. On the park grounds are miles of trails, a playground, an interactive nature center, and a zoo with over 70 different animals native to Minnesota.
You can also stay at the Rochester/Marion KOA with your Rochester RV rental. RV sites feature full hookups with WiFi. Campground amenities include restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, recreational facilities, a pet area, and a camp store.
Exploring the City
You may want to coordinate your trip with an rental RV in Rochester to be able to participate in some of the fairs and festivities that this multicultural city hosts every year. Some of the most special of the special events include Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival every Thursday during the summer, with over 100 art, craft, and food and drink vendors as well as two stages with live entertainment; Rochesterfest; the Olmsted County Fair; the Fall Festival at Quarry Hill Nature Center with educational programming, games, crafts, and food; and the month-long WinterFest.
This is a city that is rich in history and heritage and there’s plenty to see and do when you rent a motorhome in Rochester. Some things that you won’t want to miss are the Greater Rochester Arts and Cultural Trust, the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, the Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists Gallery, the History Center of Olmsted County, Mayo Clinic tours, and the Charles E. Gagnon Museum and Sculpture Garden.
There are a number of local vineyards, wineries, breweries, and brewpubs that adults can enjoy. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the farmers markets, with fresh local produce, meats, baked goods, and treats of all kinds. Also savor restaurants ranging from home cooking to fine dining to authentic ethnic cuisine from all around the world.
Rochester, MN is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Rochester. Outdoorsy's Rochester RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.