Rochester's downtown and the Mayo Clinic building are all connected by a series of subways and skyways so that vistors do not need to venture out into our extremely cold winters.
The subway of the US Bank Building is full of restaurants and little shops for the convenience of Mayo Clinic visitors and patients. There is a Caribou Coffee, Subway, Daube's Bakery, Quizno's and a TCBY.
Check out a baseball game. Rochester Honkers play here in town. Summer baseball league team composed of top college players from the Midwest and across the nation. All games played at Mayo Field, June-August. Get a deck pass, it costs a little more but all you can eat and drink!
Let's be honest, if you are here it is either because you live and work here or because you are here for the Mayo Clinic. However, if I would recommend a few things they would be visiting Mt. Zion Christian Center's Saturday night service, and visiting the Barnes and Noble renovated theatre/bookstore/coffeeshop. Or, the parks are EXCELLENT!
Fondest memory: Telling people about Jesus at the peace plaza.
Papageorges Bistro at Michaels restaurant on Broadway downtown Rochester. The best dining value in town. At THIS TIME parking in city parking ramps after 5:00PM and on weekends is FREE but please check before making a parking decision also many businesses downtown(but not all) will validate parking.
Fondest memory: Clean safe streets and neighborhoods.