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Awards

As Minnesotans, we aren't one to brag...but it's hard not to when our trophy case is filled with all kinds of awards and recognition.

Saint Paul is proud to be recognized for many different awards from various national and international publications.

2018

#2 - Nation's Best Park System

MSP International: Best Airport in North America (25-40 million passengers per year)

#1 - Barrel Theory Beer Company: Best New Brewery

#10 - America's Best Hockey Towns of 2018


2017

Best Winter Vacations In America To Experience The Season’s Magic

16 Cities That Score a 10 When It Comes to Very Cool Outdoor Ice Rinks 

#12 - America's Friendliest Cities

America’s 13 Hottest Up-and-Coming Coffee Cultures

#2 - Nation's Best Park System

#1 - Best Car Show - Back To The 50's

The 10 Best Places to Live Right Now

#2 - Top 10 Alternative Cities for Young Professionals in 2017

W.A. Frost: Most Romantic Restaurant in Minnesota


2016

25 Underrated U.S. Cities To Consider For Your Next Family Vacation 

#4 - MSP International: Top 10 Best Airports

Metro Transit: American Public Transportation Association's 2016 Transit System of the Year

#3 - Best Cities for Gay-Friendly Retirement

#8 - Best Cities for 20-Somethings

#1 - Best Car Show - Back To The 50's

# 2 - Nation's Best Park System

Happy Gnome: Best Beer Bar in Minnesota

Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub: Pond Hockey Brew's Top 51 Hockey Bars in the World

CHS Field: American Institute of Architects Honor Award


 

2015

Ballparkdigest.com 2015 Organization of the Year: Saint Paul Saints and Goldklang Group 

# 1 - Minnesota State Fair: Best State Fair in the US

# 1 - Minneapolis-St. Paul: The 8 Absolute Top Cities In the US to Live In

#1 - Nation's Best Park System

#1 - CHS Field: Best New Ballpark of 2015

# 25 - The World's Friendliest Cities

#1 - Minneapolis/St. Paul: Best Local Food Scene

Top 19 - Red Bull Crashed Ice: 19 Events Worth Traveling for in 2015


2014      
Top 10 - Lowertown: Up-and-coming neighborhoods around the USA
             
#1 - James J Hill Center: Greatest Historical Treasure
             
AAA Four Diamond Award- The Saint Paul Hotel
             
#1 - Most Romantic North American Getaway - Saint Paul
             
Top 500 - The World's Best Hotels- The Saint Paul Hotel


2013
             
#1 - Top NHL Venue - Xcel Energy Center

#2 - Best US Airports for Beer Snobs
             
#3 - America’s Best Cities for Gay Travel- Minneapolis/Saint Paul
             
#1 - America’s Best Diners- Mickey’s Diner
             
#1 - Top Rated Park System in USA- Minneapolis/Saint Paul
             
#1 - Healthiest, fittest cities in the USA- Minneapolis/Saint Paul
             
Top 20 - Beer Towns in America- Saint Paul
             
#6 - Most Creative City in Nation- Minneapolis/Saint Paul
             
#1 - Lowertown- 12 Great Neighborhoods in the Twin Cities
             
#10 - America's Most Charming Accents- St. Paul/Minneapolis
             
Top 20 - America's Best Cities for Singles- Saint Paul/Minneapolis
             
#2 - Saint Paul Hotel- Best Hotels in Saint Paul/Minneapolis
             
#2- Saint Paul Hotel- Best Hotels in Minnesota


2012
             
#5 - Best Stadium Experiences- Xcel Energy Center/Minnesota Wild
             
#1 - Best Time to Visit- Summer   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#6 - Best Time to Visit- Fall   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#2 - Best Time to Visit- 4th of July   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#2 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Wireless Coverage   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#3 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Safety   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#1 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Public Parks & Outdoor Access   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#5 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Peace and Quiet   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#3 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Environmental Friendliness   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#1 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Cleanliness   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#4 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience- Affordability   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#6 - Food/Drink/Restaurants- Pizza   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#6 - Food/Drink/Restaurants- Microbrew Beer   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#5 - Food/Drink/Restaurants- Hamburgers   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#7 - Food/Drink/Restaurants- Coffee   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#1 - Shopping- Home Decor & Design Stores   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#8 - Shopping- Antique Stores   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#2 - Culture- Theater/Performance Art   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#8 - Culture- Museums/Galleries   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#8 - Culture- Free Attractions   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#6 - Culture- Classical Music   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#6 - Nightlife- Sports Bars   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#8 - Nightlife- Music Scene   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#3 - Type of Trip- Pet-friendly   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#3 - Type of Trip- Gay-friendly   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#5 - People- Tech-savvy   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#1 - People- Intelligent   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#4 - People- Friendly   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#1 - People- Driving Ability   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#4 - People- Athletic/Active   Travel + Leisure- America's Favorite Cities 2012
             
#8 - Voted Top 10 US Destinations 2013
             
#8 - 10 Best Running Cities in the U.S.
             
#10 - America's Best 50 Cities to Live
             
#6 - 75 Best Cities For College Students- Major Metro
             
Top 11 - America's Best Neighborhoods for Ethnic Food

#1 - Minnesota's Favorite Farmer's Market- St. Paul Farmer's Market
             
#3 - America's Favorite Farmer's Market- St. Paul Farmer's Market
             
#2 - Least Spoiled Kids Bundle.com
             
#1 - America's Healthiest, Fittest Metro: Minneapolis-Saint Paul
             
#7 - America's Best Burger Cities
             
#4 - Most Peaceful Metro: Minneapolis-Saint Paul-Bloomington
             
#4 - Most Peaceful State
             
#1 - MSP Airport- America's Best Airport
             
#1 - Best Health Care in U.S.
             
#1 - Least Dangerous Drivers
             
#1 - America's Healthiest City
             
#4 - Best Winter Carnival in the World


2011
             
#1 - Mall of America: Top Go-To Mall in U.S.
             
#1 - Wastewise Midsize Business Partner of the Year
             
#15 - America's Most Sports-Crazed Cities- Saint Paul/Minneapolis   Travel + Leisure
             
#8 - Best Time to Visit - 4th  of July   Travel + Leisure
             
#5 - Best Time to Visit- Summer   Travel + Leisure
             
#9 - Type of Trip-Pet Friendly   Travel + Leisure
             
#7 -  Food- Hamburgers   Travel + Leisure
             
#4 - Culture- Theater/Performance Art   Travel + Leisure
             
#7   Culture- Classical music   Travel + Leisure
             
#8 - Nightlife- Live Music/concerts and bands   Travel + Leisure
             
#8 - The People-Tech-savvy   Travel + Leisure
             
#2 - The People-Athletic   Travel + Leisure
             
#7 - The People-Friendly   Travel + Leisure
             
#6 - The People-Driving Ability   Travel + Leisure
             
#2 - The People-Intelligent   Travel + Leisure
             
#3 - Quality of Like/Visitor Experience- Safety   Travel + Leisure
             
#3 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience-Public Parks   Travel + Leisure
             
#7 - Quality of Life/Visitor Experience-Peace & Quiet   Travel + Leisure


#1 - Quality of Life/ Visitor Experience-Cleanliness   Travel + Leisure
             
#1 - Best U.S. Cities For Seniors
             
Top 10 - Best Public Spaces- Rice Park
             
Top 10 - America's Prettiest Neighborhoods- Grand Avenue
             
#4 - Best Cities for Families   Parenting.com
             
#1 - America's Fittest Cities
             
#6 - Healthiest State   United Health Foundation
             
#4 - Most Peaceful State   Vision of Humanity
             
#4 - Arena Goal Experiences

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