When moving to Minneapolis/Saint Paul is a progressive destination with a dynamic vibe and a whirlwind of creative energy. In the city, you will find all the attractions, events and excitement of a major metropolitan area, without coming down with big-city blues.
Nearly 40,000 people live in downtown Minneapolis, ensuring that it's alive 'round the clock. Take it all in: amazing theater, world-class museums, sports galore, picturesque strolls in a green, urban environment.
The City of Saint Paul was originally established as the "The Town of St. Paul" by an act of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Minnesota in November of 1849. Saint Paul remained a town until March of 1854 when it became the "City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Territory." In May of 1858 when Minnesota became a state the city became known as "The City of Saint Paul, State of Minnesota."
Those visiting St. Paul are in for some unique urban experiences, the city is Minnesota's must-see capital, a Mississippi River landmark where adventure and inspiration meet innovation. The average trip will include a visit to one of the city's many pubs; a ride on a paddle wheeler or scull to enjoy the power of the mighty Mississippi River; a trip back in time during a tour of the Minnesota State Capitol, the Cathedral of Saint Paul or Landmark Center; and stay in a historic hotel or riverside bed & breakfast.
The climate is rather harsh, because of its northerly and land-locked location. Winters are bitterly cold, with abundant snow, temperatures plunging well below freezing. Summers are mild to warm, but short-lived. In fact records show that the Twin Cities have maximum temperatures of below freezing point on 76 days out of the year. Rainfall can occur all year round, but is most plentiful in June. The driest month is February.