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Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #15 of 63 attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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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Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Street not that impressive---certainly not grand. But a few small cafés that were good. Not chain restaurants so a different experience.

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Manorville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful neighborhood. Houses were jaw-dropping. Shops? Restaurants? There were some but not a whole lot. If you're expecting a Harvard Square or Grand Rapids downtown you'll be disappointed. Good area for biking...dedicated bike lanes.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is the best spot in St. Paul to hang out. Shops, really good restaurants, coffee shops, etc. not all in same area, expect to do some walkin, but that is part of the fun.

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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful places to eat. Try Izzy's ice cream parlor! Wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk on Grand.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We loved this area behind the cathedral Grand avenue has several good restaurants and shops to choose from. Beautiful historic homes worth driving past.

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Fitchburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Scenic, relaxed and dotted with great shops. Clothing, cookware, specialty shops and eaterys are all within an easy amble of large parking lots. Stop in at the Yarnery where you will find a unique collection of natural fibers, beautifully displayed, and helpful knowledgeable staff.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Grand Avenue is filled with shops and restaurants. Lots to see and lots to explore. Check out the Grand Creamery for some really great ice cream!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Kowalski's never disappoints, and a treat from Bread & Chocolate is a highlight of cruising Grand Avenue.

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Hastings, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Grand Avenue is a special place. The stores, restaurants, and shops reflect St. Paul's history with beautiful buildings. There truly is something for everyone here. From Bookstores to restaurants, small businesses abound! The shop owners are gracious and welcoming. Grand is a great place to meet friends, shop, get a bite to eat, coffee, dessert or adult beverages! Grand Avenue... More

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Adrian, Michigan
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1,099 reviews 1,099 reviews
363 attraction reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This street in the neighborhood up the hill from downtown is a terrific place to spend time. The nostalgic feel is second to none and there are many good opportunities for shopping, dinner, dessert or coffee. It is a great place to step back into time while still having modern amenities at the ready.

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