Grand Avenue: You can spend an afternoon grabbing lunch at one of the locally owned restaurants, shopping at the boutiques or getting spa treatments . Grand Avenue runs for 30 blocks, with beautiful old homes and the campuses of Macalester College and University of St. Thomas adding to its charm.
State Capitol: Among its impressive features: the quadriga, or golden horses, on the exterior of the building. Walk past the gleaming horses and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
Fitzgerald Theater: Is Saint Paul's oldest theater space and home to A Prairie Home Companion. The theater also hosts a variety of other programs, including Minnesota Ballet performances, movie parties and musical performances.
Minnehaha Falls Park: With 193 acres, limestone bluffs and river overlooks, this park ranks as one of the most popular . See a summer concert in the Minnehaha Falls Park bandstand, pack a picnic to enjoy while watching the falls, or take a relaxing walk or bike ride on the bike.
Mall of America: More than 40 million people visit the Mall of America, 10 miles south of Minneapolis, each year . The nation's biggest mall has more than 500 stores, dozens of restaurants, an indoor amusement park, an aquarium and a butterfly garden.