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Need assistance planning your Saint Paul vacation? The experts at Visit Saint Paul are bursting with local knowledge, ready to spark your imagination with plenty of creative trip ideas. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, couples’ escape or just want to take in few sights during your convention trip, you’ll enjoy an abundance of fun things to do.

  • Family Friendly Trip Idea
    Family fun can be found around just about every corner and niche of Saint Paul. Whether it’s taking a narrated river ride on a Padelford riverboat cruise, watching the polar bears take a dip in their pool at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory or playing a round of mini-golf at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Big Back Yard – fun is awaiting you and your family in Saint Paul…
  • Fine Arts Trip Idea
    Saint Paul simply has it all – music, art and theater. As theater capital of the Midwest, Saint Paul features a thriving theater scene and spectacular performances throughout the year at large venues like the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to smaller, community theaters. Art and music lovers will surely find something to suit their tastes; whether it's opera or jazz or Victorian architecture or modern art, art enthusiasts love Saint Paul…
  • Gals' Getaway Trip Idea
    Calling all savvy shoppers! Minnesota, home to the Mall of America, practically invented the modern day shopping experience. That's why it's the perfect destination for ladies looking to get away for a few days and spend a couple of nights on the town with their girlfriends. Charming Grand Avenue, the Mall of America and Albertville Premium Outlets all offer supreme shopping. Not to mention the many salons & spas that offer pampering and relaxation…
  • Guys' Weekend Trip Idea
    A delectable, mouth-watering quarter-pound of beef packed with delicious American cheese – could there be a food more perfect? Paired with a locally crafted beer– could there be a meal more perfect? The world can thank the Twin Cities for the beefy fabled concoction called the Juicy Lucy and several nationally recognized breweries…
  • History & Mystery Trip Idea
    From stunning Victorian architecture to gangsters, the history of Saint Paul is brimming with fascinating tales. Gaze in awe of the beautifully restored and preserved homes of Summit Avenue, learn all about the Saint Paul days of gangsters like John Dillinger and Babyface Nelson, and walk the streets of Lowertown with Saint Paul's historic structures surrounding you…
  • Healthy & Active Trip Idea
    The cleanliness alone of Saint Paul will get you in the mood to want to be active and get healthy. Saint Paul is one of the most bicycle-friendly places in the United States, so it’s fun and easy to stay fit during a stay in Saint Paul…
  • Green Saint Paul Trip Idea
    Let’s face it – travel not only means wear and tear on your pocketbook, but it means wear and tear on our precious resources. If you’re an eco-savvy traveler looking to minimize your carbon footprint, fear not, Saint Paul has wonderful, easy ways for the environmentally conscious to pay their dues. From restaurants to transportation and lodging to leisure, Saint Paul’s got sustainability on the mind…
  • Couples' Getaway Trip Idea
    Escape the 9-5 routine of your work week on a romantic, stress-free getaway with a loved one in Saint Paul. Saint Paul's got tons of romantic and affordable fine dining options as well as beautiful and elegant hotels, and gorgeous parks perfect for strolling hand in hand with your loved one…
  • Budget Friendly Trip Idea
    On a tight budget? We have you covered. You can spend an event-filled day in Saint Paul without spending very much cash. For transportation needs, hop on the metro transit bus system which serves the metro area for as little as $.50 one way…
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NOTE: Gas price per gallon based upon avgs as of 24.08.2011. Prices are for regular gas.