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Address: Saint Paul, MN
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Activities: Shopping
Description: Rich in local history and charm, this long avenue spans 25 blocks filled...
Rich in local history and charm, this long avenue spans 25 blocks filled with old homes, small shops and restaurants.
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Shops, restaurants, and more oh my!

Really enjoyed strolling Grand Ave checking out the shops and grabbing quick bites to eat:) Truly met some nice people...I see why they call it "Minnesota Nice". Check out Golden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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215 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stop at Caffe latte and grab a scone to go as you window shop your way down Grand. It is quite lovely but also quite pricey. Also, it is close to a younger college crowd, so be prepared for lots of "hipsters."

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Really enjoyed strolling Grand Ave checking out the shops and grabbing quick bites to eat:) Truly met some nice people...I see why they call it "Minnesota Nice". Check out Golden Fig for great herbs, spices, mixers etc.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Fun place to be no matter which part of Grand Avenue you're on! The Victoria Avenue area is definitely the busiest, with many shops and restaurants. If you're near there, going to Grand Ol' Creamery with their delicious ice cream or Cafe Latte, with their wonderful desserts, sandwiches, soups and coffee drinks, are a must! But all along Grand Avenue,... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A favorite place for both visitors and natives, Grand Avenue has just about everything. Near Cathedral Hill there are very nice galleries featuring local artists' work. Good eats are to be found including Dixie's on Grand for a Northern take on Southern vittles. You'll find a section of interesting shops including Grand Ole Creamery where you can get a deliciously... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Simply love Grande Avenue, we always give ourselves a leisurely afternoon to browse through Red Balloon, Sixth Chamber Used Books, and to savor our lunch at Cafe Latte.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well , maybe not that glamorous but a lot more affordable. Lots of great cafes and bars. Many outside eating venues with great food and drink specials. Fun shopping with both nation brands and local favorites to choose from. If your in town for the day or just driving thru looking for a place to have lunch and kick back... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love to people watch? Grab a chair at one of the several outdoor patios along the rue and enjoy the view. Lots of fun shops and a vibrant energy awaits you.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

There are really good restaurants in this area, but parking is impossible. We stopped for a coffee near Victoria Crossing and had a $36 parking ticket within minutes. ALL streets off of Grand are by permit only, and are VERY poorly marked. When we drove around to seek "legal" parking, we did not find any. This area is simply not... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had excellent adventures trying to find Grand Avenue, but once we got there were quite let down. Food options are good, but shopping was disappointing. Preserved architecture is very interesting, particularly the True Value, which had the original neon signs from the gas station it apparently used to be.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No matter what your taste may be, Grand Avenue is the place to stroll along. Great shopping and a variety of different types of restaurants. Parking can be a premium on Grand Avenue so if you see a parking spot, grab it.

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Address: Saint Paul, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul

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