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Grand Avenue

Address: Saint Paul, MN
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Ranked #11 of 50 Attractions in Saint Paul
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Rich in local history and charm, this long avenue spans 25 blocks filled with old homes, small...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Grand Avenue has everything! Just park and walk to a variety of restaurants, shops and bakeries! You can walk one block over to Summit Avenue to see all of the beautiful, historic houses. Over the summer, we walked from Grand Avenue to Summit Avenue to the Cathedral of St. Paul. Great exercise with great scenery!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Grand Avenue has something for everyone. Coffee Shops, Toy Store, the best Bakery in the Twin Cities and restaurants that cover every food group from soup to nuts. Try Cafe Latte or Tavern on Grand. Very different places but both excellent choices.

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Scandia, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I grew up on Grand avenue. It used to be quaint, charming and friendly. Now I worry about getting in an accident and finding a place to park. Its just not what it used to be. It is filled with little shops and restaurants but too trendy for me.

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Grand ave is nice, has lots of stores and restaurants. It is very entertaining for Tourists like us.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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262 reviews 262 reviews
93 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 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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