Saint Paul The Essential
While Minneapolis has been called the first city of the West and a sparkling paean to commerce and wealth, St. Paul is considered the last city of the East; close to its Old World roots, protective of its architecture and, like many European burgs, difficult to navigate without a map. The area around Rice Park epitomizes St. Paul's elegance, and its science and children's museums are the finest in the state. Some of the best cafe-crawling and window-shopping in the Twin Cities can be done on Grand Avenue, where boutiques crowd into old Victorian structures.
Hemmed in by Fourth and Fifth streets,
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