What are don’t miss seasonal experiences?
Saint Paul has a really thriving visual and performing arts scene, and the Fall Art Crawl is a really great way to experience some of those things. Studio artists who are sort of hidden away during the rest of the year have open studios so you can see what's happening with painting and contemporary craft work and performances.
I didn't grow up in winter and my natural instinct is not to go outside. We're blessed with a number of museums—the Science Museum, Children's Museum, Bell Museum, plus libraries. If you want to be outside, there are really wonderful things like the Winter Carnival. You can go play in Hidden Falls if there's snow. Winter definitely transforms the city and transforms those experiences, so you can keep coming back to them.
We take advantage of summertime in Minnesota, so there's a really great festival season with opportunities to be outside. There’s free music in the parks, which is a wonderful experience. The Saturday-Sunday Farmers' Market that you can go to, and then the St. Paul Saints are playing. It’s my favorite season. I love being able to be outdoors and see all sorts of things. The city really does come alive when there's the opportunity to be outside and have things happen. It’s great for taking walks in neighborhoods, it's great for seeing different parts of the city, it’s just great to be outside.