1. Snap of photo with the Gold Cup trophy before it takes the field at Allianz during Allstate’s “Day for Play” kickoff at the Minnesota State Capitol’s Lower Mall on June 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will feature also goalkeeper battles where you can test your skills against fellow competitors—including legendary MLS and USMNT goalie, Tony Meola. After you score a few, head inside for a free tour of our gorgeously renovated State Capitol building.
3. Check out Keg and Case Market—this indoor food and shopping funhouse recently received Best New Food Hall in the nation honors. It’s also where you’ll find In Bloom, a must-eat for all foodies visiting the Twin Cities.
4. Bring the family to Como Zoo and Conservatory in the nearby Como Park neighborhood, one of the last remaining free zoos in the country. Still have energy to burn? The kids will love playing at Downtown’s newly renovated Minnesota Children's Museum.
5. Sink your teeth into a Twin Cities original Juicy Lucy, a cheeseburger with its cheese on the inside. The Nook is often touted as serving up the best around. If the line is out the door, get the same tasty experience with a little more room to breathe at Shamrocks—Casper and Runyon’s other establishment.
6. Play a round of mini-golf on artist-created holes and indulge in boozy adult milkshakes at the incredibly unique Can Can Wonderland.
7. Saint Paul has more Mississippi River shoreline than any other city on the famous river’s path. Learn about all 26.2 miles of the Mississippi National River & Recreation Area (MNRA) at the Mississippi River Visitor Center located just inside the Science Museum of Minnesota.
8. Take a tour at the granddaddy of Minnesota craft breweries, Summit Brewing Company, and score a couple free drinks while you're there. Thirsty for more? Check out one of Saint Paul’s other 15 breweries—Dual Citizen, Lake Monster and Burning Brothers (gluten-free!) are all easily accessible from the stadium.
10. Take a stroll down Summit Avenue, the longest stretch of preserved Victorian architecture in the United States. While you’re here, take a tour of the James J. Hill House—once the largest home in the state and home to the railroad tycoon also known as "The Empire Builder."
12. Take a free tour at the breathtaking Cathedral of Saint Paul, which overlooks the city from its highest point.
15. Explore HmongTown Marketplace and Hmong Village, year-round indoor and outdoor open markets provide a glimpse into the street market life of Southeast Asia. You can also learn about the experience, art and history of Saint Paul’s Hmong population at the Hmong Cultural Center.
17. Donut enthusiasts will want to stop into Mojo Monkey for a Creme Brulee bismark or the Maple Bar with thick cut bacon.
19. Follow in the shopping footsteps of Former President Barack Obama with a trip to Golden Fig Fine Foods for some of their specialty items. After you've worked up an appetite, walk a block to Tavern on Grand—a local favorite serving up more walleye (Minnesota's state fish) than any other restaurant in the world.
20. Learn all about Saint Paul’s history of gangster crime and corruption with a tour at the Wabasha Street Caves or Landmark Center—a castle-esque structure downtown known for its architectural beauty.
21. Take in the history of Minnesota’s state sport at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub and snap a selfie with the statue of Saint Paul icon and 1980 Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey coach Herb Brooks—his Olympic ring is on display next door at Herbie’s on the Park.
23. Rainy day keeping you inside? Stay dry while you explore one of our many museums and historical sites, including the Minnesota History Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Bell Museum of Natural History.
25. Visit the childhood home of F. Scott Fitzgerald on Summit Avenue, have a cocktail at The Commodore (his former hangout), check out the theater named after him or see his statue in Rice Park (a downtown spot older than Central Park in New York). Rice Park is also where you’ll find bronze statues of Saint Paul native Charles Schulz’s Peanuts characters.