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Most any time you plan a visit to St. Paul is a good time to stay at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended The Saint Paul Hotel. Downtown St. Paul shimmers in summertime with cafés offering outdoor seating, a bustling farmers’ market, and activity along the Mississippi River. However, September through May is high season for downtown’s many musical and theatrical performances as well as sporting events. February’s annual Winter Carnival adds outdoor fun and glitter. Year round, visitors enjoy patrolling the miles-long stretches of Grand and Selby avenues, lined with indie cafés, coffeehouses, boutiques and day spas. Newly gentrified Lowertown, within walking distance of the luxury hotel, has become a lively stretch of artists’ studios, bars with live music and small cafés. A light-rail line connecting downtown St. Paul with the University of Minnesota campus and downtown Minneapolis is nearing completion. August’s State Fair lures many to the city’s fairgrounds, too.