Downtown is the heart and soul of the City of St. Paul. Its borders are University Avenue to the north, Marion Street to the west, Interstate 94 to the east, and the Mississippi River runs along the southern edge. Downtown St. Paul is also known as Lowertown. In addition to the usual variety of restaurant and retail options, this neighborhood is home to Xcel Energy Center, Galtier Plaza, McNally Smith College of Music, and Wells Fargo Place. The Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota History Museum and the Children's Museum are all also located in Downtown St. Paul. Click to Read More
The skyway system connects most of the office buildings and contributes to the reduction of foot traffic on the streets. If downtown is the heart, the soul of St Paul is the Capitol area, located just a few blocks away. Many state offices are also found here. Recreational options in the neighborhood are plentiful. Besides it’s the green spaces offered by the Mississippi River, downtown St. Paul contains Mears Park, Kellogg Park, Rice Park and Harriet Island. Rice Park is home to St. Paul’s Winter Carnival events. Harriet Island is a popular location for outdoor music and festivals.