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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
General Entertainment
“Como Zoo's Party for the Planet: April 27-28 Is there a better way to celebrate Earth Day than a Party for the Planet at Como Zoo and Conservatory? Spend Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 learning about simple ways to conserve, participating in crafts and spending a day with the animals. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A 5 minute bus ride from Arabella will take you to the Science Museum. So many interesting exhibits, an OMNI Theater and a nice little restaurant.”
  • 69 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great indoor interactive museum, with thoughtful spaces for kids to let off energy when weather keeps them inside. I've seen groups of kids spend over half an hour deeply immersed in working on the Spam assembly line!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Church
“Just off historic Summit Ave in St. Paul - grand mansions, sweeping boulevards and just up from the city of St. Paul. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“Prepare to get lost for the day in this well designed place for kids. Park in the nearby public parking and use one of Minnesota's many skyways to walk to the museum. You can stop at nearby Mickey's diner for a bite to eat, and fill a pocket at Candyland, just around the corner. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It's for families and adults: mini golf, arcade, entertainment, food and drinks. From cereal malts to cocktails to 44 drafts, there is lots to choose from; pizza, ice cream, nachos, salads, sandwiches. Children under 21 need to leave by 9pm. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Performing arts center that hosts a variety of performing arts, such as touring Broadway musicals, orchestra, opera, and cultural performers.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“Join a guided tour to learn about Christmas traditions for the Hill family and their servants. Guides bring visitors through the home while sharing family stories and memories, including Mrs. Hill's lavish seven-course holiday meal in 1910, how the servants kept their own holiday traditions, and family stories and memories that still resonate today. Nov. 27-Dec. 29”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Do you like cheesecake? And great wine and handmade pizzas? This place even has live music Friday and Saturdays (We play there a couple time a month too!)”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is a really good Italian restaurant and is located close to the little house. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful historic building with lots of ambience. Perfect for outside dining (like being transported to Italy) and in the basement they have a really great lounge. House-made cocktails and specialty dishes.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Great spot to see local and touring bands, get a drink and they have a full menu too!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Route
“Great shopping and dining on this street. It is one block South of Summit Ave”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Best craft beer bar in St. Paul with over 90 taps. One of the best beer flight deals in the city (5, 4 oz pours for $15). Large selection of Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch. Meals can be a little pricey. Nice outdoor patio when the weather is good. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Witness downtown come to life with the magic of the season at the Nov. 23 Grand Opening of Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy, featuring music, the lighting of the big tree, fireworks and more. Nov. 23.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Market is one block west of Arabella and has groceries, a deli, grab and go food and coffee.”
  • 26 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Do you like cheesecake? And great wine and handmade pizzas? This place even has live music Friday and Saturdays (We play there a couple time a month too!)”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is a really good Italian restaurant and is located close to the little house. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful historic building with lots of ambience. Perfect for outside dining (like being transported to Italy) and in the basement they have a really great lounge. House-made cocktails and specialty dishes.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great spot to see local and touring bands, get a drink and they have a full menu too!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Best craft beer bar in St. Paul with over 90 taps. One of the best beer flight deals in the city (5, 4 oz pours for $15). Large selection of Bourbon, Whiskey, and Scotch. Meals can be a little pricey. Nice outdoor patio when the weather is good. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Always packed, but the service is brisk and friendly. It's a bit of a sensory overload at first, but that ends up being part of the fun. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Famous local Italian restaurant and deli serving a range of items, but the deserts are some of our favorites! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Where my mom and I go after we visit the Commodore. On Cathedral Hill in Saint Paul.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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