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Great walking, shopping and eating area

So many fun and unique stores. The RED BARN for children´s books, Pottery Barn, paper products... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
shieldsmona
QUAINT GRAND AVENUE IN SAINT PAUL MN

Walking Grand Avenue is a nice way to start to get Saint Paul quaint, historical areas. There are... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
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Rich in local history and charm, this long avenue spans 25 blocks filled with old homes, small shops and restaurants.
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

So many fun and unique stores. The RED BARN for children´s books, Pottery Barn, paper products, great Ice cream and good eating places. Cafe Latte, Bread and Chocolate, The Creamery, the Tavern on Grand for Minnesota Walleye.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Walking Grand Avenue is a nice way to start to get Saint Paul quaint, historical areas. There are many different architectural styles, many restaurants for all kind of people, with also a variety of prices to afford or not. French Meadow bakery and cafe offers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

So much to taste and do on Grand Ave. Stop by Wouletts bakery. They made our wedding care 25 years ago and recently made an absolutely delicious anniversary care for us. Café Late is another get place to eat. Delicious salads, homemade soups and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

The road consists of several sections. From around Prior to Snelling is a big retail area with a movie theater, shops, a pharmacy and restaurants. The next 1/2 mile to Lexington is primarily residential. From Lexington east is another stretch of retail. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

If you're looking for a mix of cute shopping and eating, Grand Ave is great. I didn't span the whole 25 blocks as some reviewers mentioned there are (didn't realize it went that long) but noticed quite a few fun places along the way including...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was our return path after walking summit Ave earlier in the day. Summit has the beautiful homes, Grand has the shops and cafes. We stopped at several specialty boutiques. It was very enjoyable and bought a few local items to take home.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Grand Ave is a great place to go for Restaurants. Bars, and unique Shops. It runs parallel to Summit Ave where you can see the Victorian mansions. A fun place to go when in St Paul.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I live not far away, so it's easy to run over to Grand Avenue for coffee, which I do a couple times each week, or to buy a gift for someone special. But it is also fun to walk the avenue and look in shop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TerrySt_Paul_MN
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Grand Avenue is an inviting and relaxing area to visit. This area has unique shops and great restaurants. The only negative is that parking spots can be very difficult to find unless you arrive before 11:00 on most days.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank G B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Once you get parked, the restaurants,cafe latte especially, are fabulous. They got whatever. Weekends are hurry and wait everywhere. But food is fabulous so everybody wants in......

Date of experience: March 2018
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709nancyh
March 9, 2015|
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Response from FlowerLover117 | Reviewed this property |
Staying in downtown Saint Paul would be very convenient. There is a magnificent hotel there called THE SAINT PAUL HOTEL. It is a little pricy but it is five star in every respect. There is a less expensive option - the... More
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aknit
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Flying to Los Angeles (2 Replies)
Greetings all. I'm flying out to Los Angeles to do some work on S. Grand Avenue over on Wilshire. Would be grateful if anyone could kindly recommend a decent hotel to stay in for some 10 days or so. If anybody knows one that has HD Tv channels and supports the SPEED motor sport channel, I'd be mighty obliged. Appreciate the feedback. Cheers, aknit.
September 11, 2010|
Response fromaknit|
Hi. I appreciate your kind feedback on this. Thanks. aknit.
Aunteen
Santa Cruz, CA
Midway or O'Hare (1 Replies)
Hi. We are staying at 40 East Grand Avenue, are we better off flying out of O'Hare or Midway for a 9:00am flight on a Wednesday in June? Midway looks much closer. Thanks.
February 06, 2008|
Response fromcpfoutz|
It doesn't really matter...traffic or public transport wise, it's about equal.
travellingtuba
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Trip report - A vacation in my own city. Part 2. (2 Replies)
Anyways, after the Third Ward we went back to the hotel, and either rested or a few went through the inside walkways through the Grand Avenue "mall." Boy has that place gotten pretty bleak. There really are more storefronts emtpy than full (by a significant margin), and the stores that are there are sort of sad. Boston Store and TJ Maxx (the anchor stores) seem to be doing okay, but that's about it, besides the food court. You can get to the walkway from the 2nd floor of the hotel, but you...More
November 14, 2011|
Response fromprzyk|
I can't remember reading much about the breakfast at the Residence Inn. Was it included in the room price? I'm sure potential visitors would appreciate a little more detail about the breakfast menu. Thanks again for doing this report.