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The Beauty of St Paul Minnesota
Abundant Beauty Exists Among All the Daily Hustle and Bustle of City Life in St Paul
The intriguing atmosphere of St Paul Minnesota invites and captures the love of those who visit this beautiful city. I have been fortunate to visit many times and have truly enjoyed every experience. From the shimmering snow illuminated by city lights falling from the sky in the winter to the crisp clean air of a bright autumn day, St Paul just has a good feeling. Summer days even though hot sometimes still feel cooler than the desert heat.
Downtown St Paul always filled with daily activity is where the State Capitol of Minnesota is located. The Mississippi River also flows through the city where St Paul boasts a skyline all its own. The buildings are connected by numerous skyways that make traveling throughout the city in winter weather more tolerable.
Fun places I like to visit when in St Paul include the famous Mickey's Diner, Candyland, St Paul's Farmer's Market, the Cosmopolitan Apartments, and McNally Smith College of Music, where my youngest son attends college.
And one of the most enjoyable parts of a winter trip to St Paul is watching the snowfall outside from a high Cosmopolitan window view looking down through the city lights to Mear's Park below. Just Gorgeous!
St Paul's Mear's Park Snow Magic
St Paul City Limit
The Mississippi River Running Through St Paul
The Mississippi River flowing close by makes for beautiful views from city buildings and streets. You can also watch boats and cargo ships moving up and down the river. I like to walk on the sidewalks situated on the riverbanks at nighttime. It makes for a relaxing, calming evening stroll with a magical view of city lights glowing.
Mississippi River Nightview in St Paul
Chocolate Covered Everything plus Many Old-Fashioned Favorites
This quaint little candy shop located in downtown St Paul offers a glass counter filled with everything from chocolate covered strawberries, to old fashioned haystacks. Every thing I have tried here is delicious.
They also have fresh-made Caramel Corn that smells wonderful and tastes even better!
In addition to all the goodies they make right on the spot, they also provide a sizable assortment of candy treats that were found in elementary school candy stores in bygone days, not readily available today.
If you are ever in St Paul, make a visit to this little candy shop that will take you back in time. Out in front you will find statues of the famous Peanuts characters, Lucy, Snoopy, and Linus, like the one pictured here. St Paul is where their creator Charles Schulz grew up.
Old-Fashioned Caramel Corn (Chicago Mix)--Made on Site at Candyland - or Make Your Own Chocolate Covered Favorites
Get a taste here of the Candyland experience from downtown St Paul Minnesota
Try some old-fashioned caramel corn or get a chocolate melter and made your own chocolate covered favorites.
It will be like visiting St Paul's Candyland in person.
A Tribute to Charles Schulz - Creator of Peanuts
Charlie Brown is said to be created from some of Charles Schultz's life experiences. We all know and love Charlie Brown, a character created by the man born and raised in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota twin-cities area. Read more about this American icon and his creator in the books listed below.
Mickey's Diner Downtown St Paul
Visiting Mickey's Diner is a real experience. This little eating joint has been in St Paul longer than the skyscrapers that surround it today. It was planted in the downtown area back in 1939; it's open 24 hours, and does have some very tasty food made from recipes dating back to a much earlier time in American history.
You may encounter a "not-so-nice" waitress. This seems to be part of the experience, that they have a "take it or leave it" attitude. But however they choose to treat you, it really has a note of humor and only adds to the atmosphere and fun of the Mickey's Diner experience.
The food is great whether you are having breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night snack. Mickey's is always open.
A St Paul Icon for over 70 years
A Different Dining Experience
Do you enjoy eating at restaurants that also are a part of history?
Visiting Minnesota - The Heavy Snow of a St Paul Winter
Would you visit St Paul in the winter?
Something in Snow
This is a fantastic movie about a Florida executive who flies to Minnesota to begin a new position. When she arrives at the airport, it is inconvenient for her to put on her coat. She gets to the door, looks outside, and says, "How cold could it be?" Then steps outside and is back inside faster than it took for the door to close.
This is a great movie with a good story & funny moments. It also shows just how cold it gets in Minnesota.
Also available in Blu-ray.
St Paul or Minneapolis?
Which of the Twin Cities Do You Like Best?
The St Paul Experience
What would you like best about visiting St Paul?
In a good winter season, the snow in Minnesota doesn't melt away before the next snowstorm hits. Therefore, snow walls are seen everywhere from clearing roads and parking lots. Sometimes these snow walls remain throughout the winter and melt away after Spring arrives.
The Minnesota State Capital Downtown St.Paul
Minnehaha Falls Near St Paul
The air in Minnesota is refreshing, cool, and clean. The atmosphere feels good and healthy.
McNally Smith College of Music
St Paul Skyway
Be Ready to Walk
It is much easier to walk around the city of St Paul than to drive. Parking is limited and it is usually less troublesome to walk than bother with a car. The skyways also make walking more convenient and it is just like shopping in a mall while you are actually walking through the city.
The city buses are also available; they go almost anywhere in the area.