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Staff Picks

Get to know Saint Paul the way the locals do. Our monthly blog features insider tips and stories from our friendly, knowledgeable staff. And it gives you an opportunity to explore in depth our beautiful city along the Mississippi River.

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    Explore Saint Paul’s Museum Scene

    March 03

    Over the years, Saint Paul has turned into quite the art hub. Throw in a rich, diverse history and you get the makings of an amazing museum scene. When you stay with InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, you’re never too far from an opportunity to learn and be dazzled. Here are some recommendations for visitors who want to explore Saint Paul’s museums.

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    Saint Paul Turns Green

    February 03

    If you’re staying with InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in the middle of March, you may notice the city is a bit greener than you would expect. Saint Paul takes Irish pride very seriously and this means a lot of festive opportunities for you!

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    Become a Part of a Tradition with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    January 06

    In 1886, the citizens of Saint Paul decided to brighten up the winter season with a multi-day carnival dedicated to celebrating frigid fun. This carnival has never relented and has become one of the longest traditions in the U.S. Join in on the fun from January 23 to February 2 and come celebrate Saint Paul’s 134th Winter Carnival.

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    Winter Activities in Saint Paul

    December 02

    The CHS Field is a sports lover’s dream when the sun is bright and the ground is green. Now that winter is taking over, this field will turn into the place for icy fun in Saint Paul. Join a local tradition of ice skating and shooting down long slides as you make your way over to CHS Field.

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    Take a Day Trip to Historic Fort Snelling

    November 04

    Saint Paul has always played an integral role in the shaping of Minnesota and has always been at the center of its history. Now that Saint Paul has become such a booming city, its easy to forget about its past and the lives of the people who made Minnesota what it is today. The best way to learn about history is to experience it in person at historic Fort Snelling.

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    Halloween in Saint Paul

    October 07

    One of the best things about living in or visiting Saint Paul is that you will always have many great options for holiday fun. This year, the hardest part of Halloween will be choosing how to spend it. We’re here to give you some suggestions so we can take some of the guesswork out of your vacation.

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    The Ultimate Science Museum Experience

    September 02

    New technology has drastically altered the way the world learns about science. The Science Museum of Minnesota is here to show you and your family the ropes and allow you to see the world in a new way.

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    Food Truck Extravaganza

    August 05

    Late summer brings with it all sorts of festivals. Every type of festival has something unique that sets it apart from the rest and it’s always been really hard to say exactly which kind of festival is best. At least that used to be a problem until people decided to make food truck festivals a thing. Luckily for you, some of those people happened to be from Saint Paul. This year’s Saint Paul Food Truck Festival is coming back soon and it's one you can't afford to miss!

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    Let Your Wild Out at the Como Zoo

    July 01

    Who says you need to be deep in the Arctic to see a monstrous polar bear up close and personal? This summer, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is here to answer that question and provide you with all of the world-class zoo fun you and your family can handle! Tour the world through animals as you experience some of the rarest and most majestic beasts of nature that this world has to offer.

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    Catch a game at CHS Field

    June 03

    Craving to hear the crack of a bat? The thud of a baseball smacking into a leather mitt? We’ve got good news: You don’t have to make a major trek or pay Major League prices.

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