Getting in the holiday spirit is certainly easy when you see all the beauty the city of Saint Paul has to offer. There are three spots in particular that are just steps from each other. They are perfect for a festive holiday hangout with your spouse, friends or your family.
Wells Fargo Winter Skate is right in the heart of downtown Saint Paul. It’s an outdoor skating rink that is free to enjoy. It sits right next to the historic Landmark Center. It also just happens to be across from Rice Park which is beautifully lit at night. The festive trees are a perfect backdrop for folks skating. Rice Park is also the backdrop for many family photos during the holidays. There are all sorts of events and festivals that happen in Rice Park throughout the year.
Rice Park is also a great view for folks enjoying the Saint Paul Grill which is inside the historic Saint Paul Hotel. The Saint Paul Grill has some of the best food in the Twin Cities. It’s perfect for an appetizer in the bar or a memorable meal in the dining room. Reporter Emily Engberg says its hands down one of her favorite spots and the holidays are even more special. The Saint Paul Hotel has hosted all sorts of people during its history which dates back to over a century ago. The hotel is known for its classy feel, its sophistication and its exceptional service. The hotel also does something extra special during the holidays. It is home to “It’s A Wonderful Life”, a live radio play performed live for audiences of all ages. It’s heartwarming, fun and a must see for the holidays. Even if you just take a stroll through the lobby or lobby bar, you’ll see a beautifully decorated room that will get anyone in the holiday spirit.