Attention shoppers! Get ready to enjoy some of the best shopping and eating in the entire Twin Cities. Known for independent shops and hip boutiques, Grand Avenue is lined with wonderful cafes, restaurants, spas and art galleries. Few things can beat a sunny Saturday stroll down Grand Ave with a latte in your hand while taking in the sights. But there's more to this historic neighborhood than just shopping. We're talking hip, historic homes, elegant Victorian mansions and tree-lined streets, all just minutes from downtown St. Paul.