Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Downtown St. Paul

Come and experience Downtown St. Paul and its live music, theatre scene and museums. This city's hockey games, wildlife and cathedral draw many visitors. Mall of America and Xcel Energy Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Downtown St. Paul

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Downtown St. Paul a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Keller Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Inver Wood Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Crayola Experience (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Water Park of America (9.3 mi / 15 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown St. Paul

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown St. Paul is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Minnehaha Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Mill Ruins Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Indian Mounds Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Phalen Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Fort Snelling State Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown St. Paul

Fly into St. Paul, MN (STP-St. Paul Downtown), the closest airport, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), which is 6.8 mi (11 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Saint Paul Union Depot.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 15 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 6 houses to 9 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Powderhorn: 176 holiday homes
  • Lynnhurst: 26 holiday homes
  • Southwest Minneapolis: 80 holiday homes
  • West Side: 19 holiday homes
  • West Seventh: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Minnesota History Center: 930 holiday lettings
  • Minneapolis Museum of Art: 959 holiday lettings
  • James Griffin Stadium: 936 holiday lettings
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park: 279 holiday lettings
  • Nickelodeon Universe: 915 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. offers 6 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 14 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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