St Paul

Today you’ll venture to downtown St. Paul. Families will want to head directly to Minnesota Children’s Museum, where young ones are encouraged to crawl, climb and scamper through the interactive exhibits, while others will want to make their way to the Science Museum of Minnesota to let their curious minds run wild and explore topics like paleontology, physical science, technology, the human body and peoples and cultures of the Mississippi River. For a casual bite after, Cossetta’s is a short walk away. There you can dine cafeteria-style on great Italian food before indulging in pastries and gelato from the restaurant’s pasticceria. If you want something a bit more upscale, Pazzaluna also offers great Italian dishes, but in a more formal setting. Post-meal, take a stroll through Rice Park, making sure to notice the statues of Peanuts characters and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Then, partake in a local classic with a showing of A Prairie Home Companion at the Fitzgerald Theater, or venture to the Ordway Theater, where anything from a Broadway show to world dance or music might be on stage.