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Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #16 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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Saint Charles
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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178 reviews 178 reviews
118 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We live two blocks from Grand Avenue in St. Paul, and we walk here plenty. It's not too urban, I consider us living in the city being two blocks from Grand, but it's quiet and actually pretty small and cozy and charming. No street noise or tall buildings and we have sidewalks and homes close together. The homes around Grand... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Grand Avenue offers a great array of unique shops like Foxglove, where one can find some antiques and collectibles as well as fresh, organically-grown flowers. If you're looking for a small locally-owned cafe, this street gives you several options including ethnic and organically centered choices. Parking is at a premium at times, so plan to check out some of the... More

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Seaford, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Recommend a drive along Summit Ave to check out an impressive neighborhood of beautiful homes and then circling back down Grand Avenue. You can find many good spots along this couple mile strip of Grand Avenue to stop, shop, and eat/drink.

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Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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54 reviews 54 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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