1. Minnesota State Capitol Mall Walking Tour
The State Capitol Mall incorporates 18 acres of open green space. Over the years, monuments, memorials, and works of art have been added to the mall, recalling events, remarkable acts, and achievements of notable Minnesotans, such as Knute Nelson, John Johnson, and Floyd Olson. You can also pay homage to the war memorials, such as the Vietnam War Memorial, which honors the Minnesotans who were killed or missing-in-action in the Vietnam War. Learn more about the Capitol Mall's Veteran Memorials and take the Capitol Mall walking tour.
2. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
It's always a good weekend to go to Como Zoo, voted Minnesota's top attraction in 2017. Open 365 days per year, Memorial Day weekend is a great time to enjoy the weather while walking around the Zoo and exploring the Conservatory.
3. Saint Paul Farmers’ Market
Whether it be Memorial Day weekend or any weekend, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to the Farmers’ Market. The Downtown market brings Lowertown to life each Saturday and Sunday with 100% locally grown flowers, produce, baked goods and more. Saturday, May 29-Sunday, May 30.
4. Patio Relaxation
If organized fun isn’t really your thing, keep it casual and soak up the warm weather on one of Saint Paul’s top patios. Check out 16 of our favorites, and find a complete list by clicking the Outdoor column in this Restaurant Guide.
5. Minnesota State Fair Kickoff to Summer
The Great Minnesota Get-together is kicking festivities off early this year with the Kickoff to Summer at the Fair! Those lucky enough to snag a lottery ticket will be returning to the Fairgrounds for their favorite food, drink, rides and more. Plus, on Monday, May 31, they will honor those who died while serving our country in the U.S. military with a flag raising, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band performance, and the playing of “Taps”. Find out more.