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Saint Paul Trip Guide

It’s big-city culture for those who love nature—quintessential Twin Cities.
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    Saint Paul Hotel
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What to do 

Fitzgerald Theater Built in 1910, the 1,000-seat theater is Minnesota Public Radio’s largest studio and the home of A Prairie Home Companion. (651) 290-1200;

Grand Avenue High-end restaurants and shops, including Golden Fig Fine Foods and F&B Specialty Linen, line this street. (651) 699-0029;

Science Museum of Minnesota On the riverfront, engaging permanent exhibits mix with top traveling shows and breathtaking Omnitheater movies. (800) 221-9444;

Where to eat

The Blue Door Pub You’ll find 12 variations on the classic Juicy Lucy (a fresh-ground burger stuffed with cheese). We love the Blucy, filled with garlic and blue cheese. (651) 493-1865;

Cafe Latte Legendary chocolate turtle cake tempts diners at a gourmet cafeteria-style bakery cafe. (651) 224-5687;

Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market High-end gastronomy meets sustainable-food ethics in Lowertown. The changing menu may include rainbow trout with curried goat cheese and microgreens. For dinner, consider one of the prix fixe options. (651) 699-3536;

W.A. Frost and Company Local ingredients shine in the unique menu items, such as cocoa-crusted elk strip loin. (651) 224-5715;

Where to stay

The Saint Paul Hotel Elegance endures in the 254 rooms and suites at this renovated downtown landmark known for its European-style furnishings. (800) 292-9292;

Hotel 340 Occupying three floors of the soon-to-reopen Saint Paul Athletic Club—a 13-story brick building in downtown—this hotel offers classy rooms and a big stone fireplace in the lobby. (651) 280-4120;

Radisson Hotel Bloomington by Mall of America Kids love the ginormous Minnesota-theme water park. A free shuttle takes guests to the mall. (800) 333-3333; 

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