St. Kate's is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, a lively college city. Together with its close neighbor Minneapolis, they're known as the Twin Cities. This dynamic duo is recognized nationwide for cleanliness, safety, theater, music, lakes and overall livability.
Whether you're new to Minnesota or a life-long resident, you'll enjoy discovering what the Twin Cities has to offer.
Listen to the music
An eclectic, energetic live music scene is no stranger to the Twin Cities. A thriving community of musical artists encompass the Cities each night, in the more than 400 venues. The summer months offer numerous outdoor concerts ranging from rock, to blue grass to full-on string orchestras. As the summer months cool, perk up at Orchestra Hall, First Avenue or local cafes offering music on any night of the week you choose.
The Twin Cities area has more than 900 lakes and 180 city parks with more than 56 miles of off-street biking and running trails. Touting nearly 45 miles of streets with dedicated bicycle paths, Minneapolis is regularly rated as one of the top biking cities in the nation. And let's not forget about the mighty Mississippi, lined with hiking paths, cross-country skiing trails and picnic areas.
Savor the flavors
Try a few of the diverse restaurants, award-winning bakeries, numerous coffee cafes and scrumptious sweet shops the Cities has to offer. A growing focus on locally-grown and produced food is entwining the food scene. Minneapolis and St. Paul's flavors receive national attention, truly standing on their own as a hub of unique culinary options.
Go museum hopping
The Cities has five major art museums, including the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Not to mention seven history museums including the Mill City museum, which celebrates the industrial history along the Mississippi. There are also several science museums, zoos and arboretums.
Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the nation’s largest urban sculpture garden, which includes the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry. Or browse through the St. Paul Farmers Market or one of the many other farmers markets throughout the Cities, which feature local farmers, musicians and artists.
Watch a show
Grab a rush ticket to the theater. The Twin Cities boasts more theater seats per capita than any other city in the U.S. next to New York City. With classic theatre, comedy improv, Broadway or even open-mic night there are options for every mood and every taste on nearly every night.
The options for finding great shopping run amuck in these cities. St. Paul's Grand Avenue is packed full of unique art and clothing boutiques. Or, if it's the Mall of America — the nation's largest — and IKEA that you're looking for, hop on the light rail for an easy trip. The Cities are not short on vintage, book and gourmet food stores, just to name a few.