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Destination guide

Saint Paul is one part of a fantastic duo

Regal and refined, Saint Paul is one core of the sprawling Twin Cities, joined at the hip to its more famous brother – Minneapolis. It straddles the bending Mississippi River, offering museum-packed districts along the banks, and a montage of grandiose architecture that ranges from the neo-Gothic to the Chateaux-esque. Visitors can crane their necks upwards at the soaring dome of the Minnesota State Capitol, shop through farmers' markets, hit characterful dive bars, explore speakeasies still echoing with Prohibition, or simply kick back in cozy Saint Paul vacation rentals in historic neighborhoods.

Things to do

From Grand Avenue to the grandiose in Saint Paul

Grand Avenue is the place to go to really get in with the local scene. It's packed with artisan bakeries, German beer shops, Polish dumpling houses, and Scandinavian delicatessens – a taste of Saint Paul's multicultural heritage. Just north is Summit Avenue, the old stomping ground of one F Scott Fitzgerald, and a medley of monumental homes done in half-timber. Saint Paul vacation rentals in Downtown, meanwhile, are the perfect launchpad to the acclaimed Minnesota Children's Museum, not to mention the green spaces and concession stands of the vast Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Activities

Saint Paul buzzes with local life

While Minneapolis deals with the bulk of the visitors, Saint Paul does local life. That means parks and pretty botanical gardens where native Minnesotans stroll between the flowers and snowdrifts. It means hearty St Paddy's Day parades and Polish heritage festivals. It means the State Faire and all the pop-up food courts and music shows that brings in August. Meanwhile, traditional sightseeing is on offer – just look for Saint Paul vacation rentals near regal Summit Avenue or Grand if that sounds more like your sort of thing.

Weather

Summer fairs and fun in Saint Paul

If you're not planning on packing the thermals and snow boots, don't even think about coming to Saint Paul in the chilly Minnesotan winter. In fact, it might be better to hold off until around June, July, or August, when the parks and lakes and riverside green spaces here burst into life with festivals and farmers' markets. This is also when the State Fair is in town, which means a chance to get jolly in one of the largest shindigs of its kind in all of America.

Natural features

Saint Paul, the land of rivers and lakes

Set on the rolling Midwestern plains, Saint Paul might just be the perfect capital of a state nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”. Just stroll the bends of the Mississippi River as it carves through Downtown and you'll soon spot them, going from the bird-spotted wetlands of Pigs Eye Lake to the fishing banks of Long Meadow Lake. These floodplains are typical of the region, and come crisscrossed with babbling creeks and walking trails, many of which are protected under the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center – a place to spot river otters, skinks, and half-drowned forests.

How to get there

Transportation to and around St. Paul

Fly into Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. Airport (MSP), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), which is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Saint Paul Union Depot or St. Paul - Minneapolis Station to see more of the city. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Fort Snelling Station to easily navigate the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near St. Paul?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around St. Paul that's a perfect match. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Around 11 miles from the center of St. Paul, it's difficult to beat "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills". It has 4 bedrooms and a range of amenities including lowered locks and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Enjoy A Getaway At This Quaint Lake Minnetonka Cabin For Two". Around 25 miles from the heart of St. Paul, it has 2 bedrooms and comes with a toaster and a nearby bay.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect St. Paul vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near St. Paul?

Put aside those household chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Settle into one of these weekend getaways in and near St. Paul and make the most of all the amazing things to do nearby:

  • "Enjoy A Getaway At This Quaint Lake Minnetonka Cabin For Two" is a favorite option around 25 miles west of central St. Paul. You'll never need to venture far to find something to keep you occupied around this property. Get out and visit Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center and Inver Wood Golf Course. Activities like fishing and kayaking will add an adventurous touch to your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, enjoy some downtime at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". Approximately 7 miles southwest of St. Paul, fun activities around here include water skiing and ice skating. Rather visit some of the sights? Pencil in a visit to Vermillion River and Lake Byllesby Regional Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around St. Paul?

Enjoy the culture and atmosphere of St. Paul from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're planning to unwind on your own or have a good time with friends, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in and around St. Paul:

  • Put your bags down and your feet up at "5 Stars Mpls - St Paul'sthe Cottagelake Nokomisminnehaha Fallsst Paulmoa". Amenities including free toiletries and a porch help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another top option is "Mansions, History, And Shops At Your Doorstep Walk To 40+ Restaurants And Pubs". Make the most of internet services, a nearby laundromat and other conveniences during your vacation.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of St. Paul. Cultural attractions like Weisman Art Museum and Lakeshore Players Theatre will help you get a better feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near St. Paul?

Short-term rentals abound in and around St. Paul. Chill out for the weekend in a cool condo, a budget studio apartment or a large home. Whatever sort of vacation rental you'd like, you'll find what you need with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, "Cottage Home On Lake Mckusick, 1 Mile From Historic Downtown Stillwater" has your name on it. It's within reach of the heart of St. Paul and a good base to check out attractions like Mall of America and Xcel Energy Center.
  • Eat, sleep and explore what's around you from "Minnestay Uptown Urban Living Restaurants Downtown Access Close To Lakes", another terrific option. Target Field and Target Center should be on your must-do list when it's time to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near St. Paul?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a houseboat, a romantic weekend getaway is a perfect way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your other half away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these enticing escapes in or near St. Paul:

  • Around 11 miles from St. Paul, "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills" is an ideal place for lovestruck couples. A fireplace and beauty services are some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few dreamy days together is "Close To Historic Downtown Stillwater On Bike Trail". Located 16 miles from St. Paul, beauty services and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near St. Paul?

Share your vacation and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're organizing an epic getaway with buddies or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around St. Paul:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's nod of approval at "Richfield Charmer - Free Wifi And Close To Msp And Mall Of America". Up to 14 people can stay at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. It's around 9 miles to the southwest of St. Paul.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "St. Croix Riverview Home. . . Walking Distance To Downtown Stillwater" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 16 miles to the northeast of St. Paul, as many as 13 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A kitchen and a water view are among the various amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near St. Paul?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near St. Paul and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Unit 2 Historic Irvine Park House Near West 7th Bars", where your top priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities such as nearby birdwatching activities and a porch help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "King Beds, Central Location, Entire House. Perfect For Family Gathering" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. On-site watersports and a nearby laundromat are also on hand to make your stay nice and comfy.

Not sure what the weather is like in St. Paul? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of St. Paul vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near St. Paul?

It's always more fun when you share the great times with the folks you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family get-together or spending time with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. Here are two of our best in and around St. Paul:

  • About 11 miles to the west of St. Paul, "Peaceful Urban Retreat In Linden Hills" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 10 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including nearby birdwatching activities and nearby ecotour services.
  • "Cottage On The Lake Near Downtown Stillwater" is another popular option. It's about 16 miles to the northeast of St. Paul, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 9 guests. Handy amenities here include a barbecue grill and a stereo.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you're spoiled for choice. Nickelodeon Universe, Minnesota Zoo and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near St. Paul?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near St. Paul and get ready to make some lovely new memories together. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • "La Cour - 2 Rooms 4/5 People" - Around 25 miles west of the center of St. Paul, this family-friendly escape offers amenities like snowsport activities and skiing facilities.
  • "Cabin - Island Retreat On 15 Acres Of A National Park" - This cabin is another favorite with families and is around 10 miles southeast of St. Paul. Offering a kitchen island, nearby birdwatching activities and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the St. Paul vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near St. Paul?

Nothing says "VIP getaway" like having a pool right inside your house. Pack your bikini and enjoy a dip in the privacy of one of these roomy vacation homes in or near St. Paul:

  • Invite a few friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "Luxury 4 - Bed Custom Home On 12 Acres". This rental has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests. A swimming pool and a sauna are other things your group will love about this place.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Uptown 4 Bedroom, Pool, Hot Tub And Solarium Oasis", which has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 10 guests. Along with that swish pool waiting for you inside, a swimming pool and a kitchen will keep everyone happy and comfortable.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the St. Paul vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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