As the state capital, Saint Paul boasts beautiful and elaborate government buildings along with many historic landmarks and scenic sites within the walkable town. It also boasts the Minnesota Museum of American Art, a science museum, and Como Park, which is a beautiful and popular park known for its picnic areas, zoo and conservatory. The city hosts several festivals throughout the year, and the Minnesota State Fair is held here each summer.
The city of Saint Paul makes the most of winter weather and offers outdoor skating in the downtown. But one of the most popular events is the Winter Carnival which draws over 350,000 hearty souls during a 10-day festival that includes music, ice and snow carving, and parades.