This emerging St. Paul arts district is a crowd-pleasing slice of the city.
What was once the port of entry to the Mississippi River and warehouse district in the 1800s, is now one of St. Paul’s most cherished and arts infused neighborhoods. Mears Park, an urban oasis in the city, is host to Music in Mears—a free concert series in the summer—the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and a workplace getaway for lunch hour excursions. While you’re here, grab your glove and some friends and head over to CHS Field, home of minor league baseball team the St. Paul Saints. You might even be lucky enough to snag more than a foul ball, as funny man and co-owner Bill Murray has been known to work the ticket booth whenever his heart desires. Chock full of expansive lofts, apartments and scrumptious restaurant options, this little slice of St. Paul has something for everyone.