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A Day in Saint Paul

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Get ready for an enthralling day in St Paul - the city that promises fantastic attractions, well preserved historic landmarks, shopping centers, fine restaurants and innovative live music and nightlife scene.  In your 24 hours stay, you can explore the booming cultural side of the city which is a beautiful amalgamation of art, architecture and theatrical renaissance. When it comes to food scene, St. Paul is a Midwestern mecca for food lovers.  Aside from the top tourist attractions, be ready to encounter the genial attitude of the locals and you're sure to bring back full of wonderful memories from the city.

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Breakfast at 8:00 AM

Before you venture into the city tour, stop by Day by Day Cafe (477 7th St W) and savor their famous buckwheat pancakes and amazing coffee. You can stop at Capital View Cafe (637 Smith Ave S) and enjoy yummy Cajun breakfast. Turkey bacon swiss met is something to try here. If you want to relish delicious versions of Eggs Benedict, hash browns and pineapple upside down pancake, step in Louisiana Cafe (613 Selby Ave)

A Blend of Science, Fun and Learning - Science Museum of Minnesota at 9:30 AM

After the breakfast, it’s time to venture into a scientific world with so many fun and cool activities. The Science Museum of Minnesota engages both children as well as adults. As you get in Paleontology Hall  room, the first thing that can’t go unnoticed is the 82-foot dinosaur display. Kids love to touch the tornado in the  Hall  to Experiment Gallery. In the Omnitheater, you can watch a superb movie and the huge dome screen enhances the whole movies watching experience. This is the best place to take your kids where learning is made so much fun and interactive.  The museum welcomes visitors daily from  9:30am-9:30pm while the store is opened daily from 10am-9:30pm.

Address: 120 W Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102-1200
Phone: 651-221-9444
Website: www.smm.org

Minnesota’s History at its best - Minnesota History Center at 11:00 AM

Your nest stop is at Minnesota History Center. If history is not your subject of interest, there is so much more the place has to offer. This interactive museum’s Historical Society library and archives hold amazing range of historical artifacts, but beyond this it also features a research lab for schoolchildren, academics and historians; offers presentations and lessons in 3D Auditorium and also hosts concerts, family days, lectures and many special events all year round. The museum’s stores also offer many cool  collections.

Address: 345 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1903
Phone: 651-259-3000
Website: www.mnhs.org
Hours: Tuesday 10am-8pm; Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm - Museum and Stores  
Library  is opened on Tuesday from Noon-8pm; Wednesday-Friday from Noon-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; Sunday Noon-4pm

Grandeur and Beauty - Cathedral of St. Paul at 12:30 PM

If you’ve heard about the architecture of Cathedral of St. Paul, it’s time to see it yourself. This architectural masterpiece is one of the city’s top attractions that brings out Saint Paul on the limelight. Patrons marvel its architecture of course, but the serene atmosphere that oozes out of the cathedral is mystical. The six chapels of the cathedral represent the Shrine of nations. The interior decoration is so grand with stained glass;  beautiful Italian-style mosaics; exquisite travertine walls and the wonderfully carved granite relief of Christ with His apostles. You can visit the Cathedral from Sunday to Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturday from 7am to 9pm.

Address: 239 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-228-1766
Website: www.cathedralsaintpaul.org

Lunch at 1:30 PM

For lunch you can sit yourself down at Black Sea Restaurant (737 Snelling Ave N) and enjoy a delicious Turkish fare. Some star items to try there include Fried Eggplant, Falafel, Chicken Doner Salad, Kofte Kebab. For Chinese cuisine, Cafe 99 (1552 Como Ave) has many good options - Crispy Pork Taro Egg Roll, Pork Dumpling , Honey Spare Ribs, Seafood Hot & Sour Soup , Whole Halibut, Stewed, Seafood Combination Tofu.

Fun time with exotic animals - Como Park Zoo & Conservatory at 3:00 PM

This is your escapade into a world that is pleasant and exciting. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is a Victorian-style park complex that features an assorted range of amusement and a attractions. You can explore the exotic animals and their habitats in the cageless zoo. You can take your golf gears to play golf in the 18-hole golf course. The parks’s concert pavilion hosts many fun events, concerts and programs. That’s not it, the park is also garbed by an outstanding carousel and an outdoor pool that magnify the fun quotient. If you’re athletic, head out for biking and walking in the. Last but not the least, you cannot miss a show of Sparky the Seal.

Address: 1360 N Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: 651-487-8229
Website: www.comozooconservatory.org
Hours: October to March Daily from 10am-4pm; April-September Daily from 10am-6pm

Find Peace and Relax in Rice Park at 5:00 PM

Oh yes you cannot miss this urban square - Rice Park - a public park that is nestled in downtown. If you’re thinking what of expect here, there is a fountain, sculptures of cartoon characters, a bandstand and an ice skating rink open in the winter months. Moreover, this is the point from where you can view some of the city’s remarkable architectural buildings. From social events to concerts, to art exhibition, to theatrical festivities – you bet you’ll something exciting going on here.

Address: 109 W 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-266-6400
Website: www.stpaul.gov

Retail Fun Time - Shopping at 6:30 PM

The Mall of America is the largest and first enclosed mall in the country. You’ll find a combination of retailers, from high end to low brow  retailers, there are over 520 stores to get you cracking. The mall also has a plenty of entertainment options. After shopping you can explore America’s largest indoor family theme park- Nickelodeon Universe nestles in the mall.

Address: 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-883-8800
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Website: www.mallofamerica.com

Enjoy Dinner at The Mall of America - 8:00 PM

After your shopping spree in The Mall of America, sit down in one of the mall's finest restaurants and enjoy a beautiful meal. Opt to dine at Dick's Last Resort to not only relish delicious food but great atmosphere. Smple, fresh and bold flavors are delivered by CRAVE. You can also enjoy their open kitchen dining experience, happy hour and grand sushi bar. You can choose to dine at Tony Roma's and savor scrumptious steak, salads, chicken, seafood, sandwiches along with kids menu and full bar.


St Paul's top eateries!


Night time fun at 10:00 PM

The Artist's Quarter is jam packed with entertainment, superb jazz music and great drinks. Outstanding music is delivered by talented local artists on weeknights. The interior is quite inviting with walls adorned with banners and photos. Yes, they do not serve food but you can order anything delicious from nearby eateries and enjoy the soul music with few drinks.

Address: 408 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-292-1359
Website: www.artistsquarter.com
Hours: Daily from 7pm-1am

Map Guide of 24 Hours Tour in Saint Paul

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