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Grand Avenue

Address: Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #14 of 54 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Rich in local history and charm, this long avenue spans 25 blocks filled with old homes, small shops and restaurants.
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great area for dinner or Lunch,such a variety of foods,from burgers,seafood,sushi,pizza, you name it,this street has it,great shopping,& bar hopping,fun all year round!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Quaint neighborhood with several cute shops. It was an easy drive from two colleges and close to many other St Paul attractions.

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Iowa
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
82 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Grand Avenue is a great place for a stroll. Hit some unique shopping spots, and enjoy some snacks, a meal or drinks. It is a very lovely old area of St Paul with great old houses and clusters of revitalized shopping areas. Things can be a little spread out, don't expect all the shops to be in one part of... More

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Decorah, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Take the time to get out of your car or off your bike and Walk ! You will find a great variety of shops, stores and what different restaurants you will find. My favorite spice store is here...Penzeys.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So many good things said about Grand Ave., really looking forward to the experience, and maybe was expecting too much. It's good to see an older neighborhood revitalizing itself on the retail front. The architecture of the 1920s style apartment buildings was interesting. It's easily accessible by public transit. However - not a cohesive area, small clump of shops/restaurants, then... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love Grand Ave! Yummy, ethnic, chain...a variety of restaurants, Cute shops up & down. Good for shopping, wining & dining. Great area in one of my favorite cities!!

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St Paul, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What an adventure. You're among thousands of people; and always run into family and friends who are also enjoying the atmosphere of music and "food"

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Saint Charles
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoy all the shopping but don't miss Penzeys Spices. You don't need to be a gourmet cook to enjoy shopping there, but you will be one when you get home with all their fare.

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My first time back to Grand Ave in 10 years. We were in search of restaurants with terrace - and found only a handful. I seemed to remember more of a collection of restaurants to choose from.. now they are spread far apart and many without terrace seating. Pros: Local shopping and some restaurants. Good for a stroll on a... More

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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181 reviews 181 reviews
120 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is so much to see and do on Grand! A great place to people watch, talk a stroll, check out a new place to eat. It can be hard to find parking.

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