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Downtown's 12 Favorite Things: Winter Warmth

Written by: Gabriel Yeager

Although the weather outside is frightful, downtown Rochester is so delightful! This winter, take advantage of downtown's skyway and subway system. It never dips below 68 degrees in Rochester thanks to its climate controlled skyway and underground walkways, otherwise known as subways. Businesses, hotels, shops, and dining are all accessible without ever having to step outdoors in the winter. From a variety of boutiques to fabulous bistros, the skyways and pedestrian subways offer miles of indoor entertainment. Stay warm this winter and stop by one of our many coffee and tea shops for a warm beverage:

Almis Coffee Shop

Bravo Espresso & Gourmet

Caribou Coffee

Dunn Bros Coffee

Mandala Tea

Press Coffee & Tea Lounge

Starbucks Coffee (3 convenient downtown locations: Barnes and Noble, DoubleTree, Kahler Hotel)

The Tap House

And for those ready to embrace Minnesota's arctic winter, SocialICE is less than one month away. Stay tuned for more information!