The state's political center and the less populous half of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, St. Paul is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River. With a compact, manageable downtown and some of the Midwest's most charming historic neighborhoods, down-to-earth St. Paul makes for an enjoyable getaway, although it's less trendy and somewhat more conservative than Minneapolis, it does have a comparatively small but cohesive LGBT community and a few gay bars. Here's a look.
|Minnesota Capitol building, overlooking downtown St. Paul||Rumours & Innuendo, a gay lounge and dance bar in downtown St. Paul||W.A. Frost, an elegant restaurant in historic Summit Hill||Grand Avenue, a charming stretch of shopping and dining west of downtown|
|Downtown St. Paul (pictured here is the Lowertown section)||Camp, a popular downtown gay dance bar and cabaret ||Cathedral Hill B&B, a historic three-bedroom in charming Summit Hill ||Summit Avenue Historic District, west of downtown St. Paul|
|Common Good Books and Nina's Cafe, on Cathedral Hill||A Piece of Cake Bakery (and Bon Vie Cafe), on Selby Avenue in Cathedral Hill||James J. Hill House museum, on Summit Avenue in Cathedral Hill||Town House Bar, a popular lesbian bar on St. Paul's west side|