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Address: Saint Paul, MN
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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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Grand Avenue...is Grand!

When I visit my daughter in the Twin Cities area, my request to go to Grand Avenue is always at the top of places I'd enjoy. Grand Avenue is a classy older section of shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandee K
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Carlton, Minnesota
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Carlton, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit my daughter in the Twin Cities area, my request to go to Grand Avenue is always at the top of places I'd enjoy. Grand Avenue is a classy older section of shops, restaurants and has a friendly appeal and charm. I like walking in this area, stopping at shops that look interesting or for a good cup... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got the bus from downtown St Paul for $1.75 each (multi use up to 2.5 hours) Got off at Avon street and had a lovely walk up and down the avenue for over an hour. Very pretty area. Had a light lunch and got the bus back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very walkable, attractive shopping area with pleasant street trees and sidewalk cafes. There are many nice shops and some excellent restaurants. Parking can be difficult on weekends.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grand Avenue area has a lot to offer. The next time we are in this part of town, we plan on exploring it much more to check out some of the shops and restaurants. Even if you don't have a lot of time,at least drive around to see all of the great old mansions and charming houses.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I get to Grand Avenue about once a year, and always enjoy the visits. Biggest issue is parking, which is very limited on the street, although there is a pay ramp on the corner I frequent. Pricy shopping and eating, but then, I am used to the bargains and free parking in the suburbs.

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Whenever I'm in St. Paul I enjoy walking the streets of Grand Avenue. They have amazing local shops and some of the best restaurants. Some of the stores that I enjoy the most are Penzeys Spices, Golden Fig and Bibelots. After your done shopping, a stop at Cafe Latte is a must. Their food is so fresh and delicious save... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Grand old days is something to see if you can make it early June. Bands and food, people watching, always great. A great variety of stores here. Unique one of a kind stores and main stream as well. A favorite place of mine.

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Mniow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

So much to see- Creative Kids store- remodeled Kowalski store- Cooks- Grandview Theater- coffee shops- restaurants - so much more in between!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

There are so many fun shops and restaurants along Grand Avenue. It's a great place to spend an afternoon.

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wonderful place to just stroll or shop. There are numerous fun shops as well as unique places to eat and enjoy!

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