By Summer Brons
Saint Paul
Minnesota
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Minnesota's capital city doubles as one of the state's most exciting places to visit in the Midwest. Saint Paul offers visitors an abundance of history, exciting attractions, and a taste of big-city life. Half of the "twin cities", Saint Paul is a city that pairs with Minneapolis to form one of the top-20 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Saint Paul vacation!    

Arriving in Saint Paul is easily done, thanks to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), which is one of the largest airports in the Midwest of the United States. Book your flight through EscapeWizard.com by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and take advantage of our fantastic low airfare. We've got you covered for hotels too. Click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and secure the room of your choice by utilizing our hotel finder.    

Like most sizable cities, St. Paul has a sprawling history. EscapeWizard.com suggests taking some time to browse the city's museums to learn more about St. Paul and the state of Minnesota. Enjoy the Minnesota History Center, the Traces Center for History and Culture, the Minnesota Museum of American Art; or learn something different at the Minnesota Transportation Museum or the Science Museum of Minnesota. St. Paul also plays host to a number of events and festivals throughout the year. These include the St. Paul Winter Carnival celebrating the state's chilly months, and a variety of cultural and artistic events taking place regularly at the historic Landmark Center located downtown.     

EscapeWizard.com urges you to pay a visit to the Como Zoo and Conservatory. This unique and admission-free venue combines a zoo, botanical garden, amusement park, golf course, and Lake Como all into one park. Other popular St. Paul parks offering a great spot for outdoor relaxation or recreation include the Battle Creek Regional Park, Indian Mounds Park, Highland Park, and the Wabasha Street Caves.    

Enjoy shopping while on vacation? We thought so. EscapeWizard.com assures you that St. Paul is a fantastic place to make new purchases. Shopping malls can be had here, but one of the best areas for shopping is Grand Avenue. Spanning 30 blocks, popular retailers and fashionable boutiques line the strip and provide a refreshing alternative to mall atmosphere. Hungry? Grand Avenue is also a great place to eat, showcasing St. Paul's tendencies toward excellent food. From clever cafes to upscale fine-dining, you're sure to find something to satisfy any craving.         

After a busy day exploring the city, St. Paul's nightlife is a great way to unwind. Whether you prefer quaint local pubs, or high-energy dance clubs, you'll find it in this city. St. Paul does not go to sleep just because the sun goes down, and EscapeWizard.com reminds you to enjoy your after-hours activities responsibly!     

For your next vacation, consider St. Paul. With a great history, friendly culture, and lots of entertaining attractions, the city has a little bit of everything. Book your Twin City travels through EscapeWizard.com, and come see the excitement of St. Paul for yourself!
Hotels in Saint Paul
By Shannon McClure
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul is a city that boasts trendy restaurants, exquisite museums, beautiful parks, and much more. Throw in a number of professional sports teams with thousands of die-hard sports fans, and it’s no wonder that St. Paul was once voted one of the most fun cities to visit. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown offers guests a comfortable setting at a convenient location, situated in the heart of Downtown St. Paul, a mere nine miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Check-in at 3 p.m. and be welcomed with a warm, delicious chocolate chip cookie.  Retreat to a comfortable, modern room with 2 double, 1 queen, or 1 king size bed.  For those who desire a little extra space, the king bed corner room comes complete with a relaxing sitting area.  Whichever room guests choose, one can enjoy air conditioning, LCD flat screen TV, select satellite TV channels, desk with ergonomic chair, complementary high-speed internet access, alarm clock with MP3 player connection, iron/ironing board, microwave, mini-fridge, and luxurious bath products. Pay-per-view channels are available for an additional fee.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Paul Downtown offers its guest a variety of hotel amenities.  Swim a few laps in the indoor pool or exercise in the well-equipped fitness room.  Have a drink in the bar area or grab a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant, which also offers a children’s menu.  The hotel’s large meeting areas and ballrooms can accommodate events such as corporate gatherings and weddings.  Located at the epicenter of St Paul’s business and retail districts, the DoubleTree St. Paul Downtown makes it easy for guests to get around, providing many skyways that connect the hotel to surrounding businesses and offices.  For those looking to explore the city, pay a visit to beekeeper and chocolatier extraordinaire Mademoiselle Miel, attend a sporting event or concert at the Xcel Energy Center, or see a little of St. Paul’s dark side with a Caves and Graves tour.  Visit the historic Mickey’s Dining Car for a bite to eat or take the kids to the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St Paul Downtown is sure to please guests with its comfort and convenience, and is a great value when staying in the city.  To reserve your room, book now with EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Saint Paul
By Sarah Hay
Sheraton Saint Paul Woodbury Hotel
676 Bielenberg Drive, Woodbury, MN
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The Twin Cities welcome visitors from all around the globe, and one of the best locations to experience everything that Saint Paul and Minneapolis has to offer is by staying at the Sheraton Saint Paul Woodbury Hotel. The hotel was recently expanded, and is only a few minutes from downtown Saint Paul, just a mile from 3M headquarters. There are several major museums nearby, as well as universities, colleges, attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and recreational centers. The hotel is also near many corporate offices, and the Minnesota State Capitol is only eight miles away.

There are 150 guest rooms at the Sheraton, all of which are nonsmoking, and feature amenities such as 37 flat screen televisions, free high speed wireless Internet access, ergonomic desks and chairs, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, windows that open, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, Bliss® bath products, complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, and wake-up services. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 noon.

There is a heated indoor pool and whirlpool at the Sheraton, a 24-hour fitness area, and several golf courses are in the region as well. The hotel itself features a laundry, porters, dry cleaning and medical services, a sundry shop on site, and a complimentary local shuttle. The front desk and business center are both open 24 hours a day. There are secretarial services available, should you require, and a Red Rock Grill and Bar are on premise, to keep guests full and happy during their stay.

There are five meeting spaces at the Sheraton, the largest of which covers 1,622 square feet of event space. So, when you’re in the Twin Cities, why not book a stay at the Sheraton Saint Paul Woodbury hotel, and trust the folks at EscapeWizard.com secure you the best rates in town, by simply following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).