St. Paul, the capital of Minnesota, is accessed through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airport features Wi-Fi Internet, shops and restaurants for use by passengers who have purchased airfare to St. Paul. The airport offers a range of ground transportation services. Public transportation can be accessed through Metro Transit, providing Light Rail Transit and public bus service. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) trains stop at Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey. The trains connect travelers to a variety of destinations, running every 10 minutes during the airport's busiest hours and every 10 to 15 minutes at other times. The Metro Transit City bus service (Route 54) pick up and drop off point is located outside Terminal 1. A Jefferson Lines scheduled bus service is also available.
St. Paul is explored with ease by renting a vehicle. Interstates 35E and 94 travel through the city. The US 52 freeway connects St. Paul with the southern suburbs. Metro Transit Route 16 runs frequently along University Avenue; Route 84 operates along Snelling Avenue. The Metro Transit Hiawatha Line provides quick, quiet light-rail service to 19 stations between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America. Many bus routes connect with trains at Hiawatha Line stations, allowing tourists to reach their chosen destinations with ease. Green and White Taxi offers taxi services to tourists on flights to St. Paul.
Children visiting St. Paul will rejoice in a visit to the Minnesota Children's Museum. Each of the seven galleries in the museum has been uniquely designed to provide children with a stimulating environment. Adults will delight in the Minnesota Museum of American Art, which represents the diversity of art in America. The Como Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory can be experienced for free (although visitors are asked to make a donation). The Science Museum of Minnesota, which overlooks the Mississippi River, houses dinosaur fossils and a range of quack medical devices. The Wabasha Street Caves are also worth a visit by tourists on St. Paul flights.
Grand Avenue is noted for its vast array of shops. Chain stores can be found here. Maplewood Mall is home to Macy's, Kohl's, and Barnes and Noble. For lunch, travelers on cheap flights to St. Paul can visit Café Latte, serving a wide range of soups, sandwiches, and salads. Their desserts are not to be missed. Black Sea Restaurant serves up inexpensive Turkish food while Fasika Restaurant provides Ethiopian cuisine. The Artists' Quarter is a fantastic jazz place found in downtown. Big V is great for checking out local bands. Minnesota Music Café is where upbeat music can be heard.