District del Sol (1.0 miles)
District del Sol, the home to the Twin Cities’ Cinco de Mayo also hosts many terrific Mexican food restaurants. This ‘spicy’ neighborhood is just across the river from downtown Saint Paul on Saint Paul's West Side and offers colorful restaurants and tons of public art.

Grand Avenue
Saint Paul (1.0 miles)
Grand Avenue invites visitors to meander through a stretch of streets with stores holding treasures galore. Rich in local character and presenting a wonderful mix of old and new, small town and urban, Grand Avenue spans 25 blocks from the Mississippi River to downtown Saint Paul. There are beautiful storefronts, old homes, ethnic restaurants, and plenty of other food options. Grand Avenue offers miles of great shopping opportunities.

Hmong Handcraft - PanDau
105 West University Avenue, St. Paul (1.4 miles)
651-293-1261 (please call first)
Shop at Minnesota's largest consignment of Hmong needlework - paj ntaub (PanDau) Hmong "flower cloth" and learn about Hmong culture. Over 125 Hmong women provide hand-stitched items weekly.

Mall of America (See Animals, Parks, & Amusements for more on Nickelodeon Universe SEA LIFE Minnesota)
60 East Broadway, Bloomington (13.2 miles
(800) 879-3555
Nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, built after The twins and Vikings, Minnesota’s professional baseball and football teams, moved from Bloomington. With 78 acres of land, the city of Bloomington built Mall of America is an unprecedented mix of retail and entertainment, offering visitors the chance to shop their favorite stores as well as see a movie, ride a roller coaster, meet their favorite celebrity or build a LEGO castle. Mall of America has simply changed the way we shop. It has become the model for combining signature attractions with retail to create an outstanding entertainment venue and is now one of the most visited destinations in the United States.

Saint Paul Farmers' Market
290 East Fifth Street, St. Paul (0.7 miles)
The Saint Paul Growers Association operates the Saint Paul Farmers' Market during the May through November growing season. Eleven weekly markets are scattered throughout Saint Paul. Only locally grown or produced items are for sale.