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Cathedral Hill

Welcome to the Neighborhood

The Davidson is located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill Neighborhood near numerous historic mansions, restaurants, and shops, and it is also located steps from downtown Saint Paul and the numerous amenities that it has to offer.

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James J. Hill House

Known as "Minnesota's Downton Abbey", this 36,000 square foot mansion was built for railroad baron James J. Hill. Just steps from The Davidson.

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Minnesota History Center

Inspiring exhibits, thought-provoking programs, live performances, and more The Minnesota History Center will your curiosity about Minnesota’s stories, people, and places.

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Minnesota State Capitol

The Minnesota State Capitol was designed by Cass Gilbert.

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Union Depot

Recently renovated to the tune of $243 million dollars, this historic railroad station is a hub for Amtrak trains traveling throughout the country, along with the LRT Green Line. The Union Depot also hosts a variety of events year-round.

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Harriet Island Regional Park

A beautiful city park located just across the Mississippi River from downtown Saint Paul.

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Como Park Conservatory

Serving over two million visitors annually, the Como Park Zooo & Conservatory has something for all ages. Entry is free.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

A (mostly) free museum that is home to more than 90,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history.

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Walker Art Center

World-class contemporary art museum in Minneapolis.

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The Commodore Bar & Restaurant

The Commodore is one of Saint Paul’s oldest and most famous establishments, which will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2020. It is the Twin Cities only remaining glamorous and romantic bar & restaurant from the Jazz Age, recently meticulously restored. Guests of The Davidson enjoy specials and discounts.

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The University Club of Saint Paul

The University Club is a private social and recreational club — and a legendary piece of local history, having played host to a “who’s who” list of Saint Paulites for more than a century. Guests of The Davidson enjoy Executive Member privileges, along with specials and discounts.

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W.A. Frost & Company

Serving award-winning, contemporary American cuisine in a turn-of-the-century setting on Historic Cathedral Hill since 1975. Guests of The Davidson enjoy specials and discounts.

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Nina's Coffee Café

A popular coffee shop in Historic Cathedral Hill.

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The Summit Center

The Summit Center contains unique performance spaces found nowhere else in the metro area for artists, guests, and audiences to collaborate in creative work that is stylistically, historically, and culturally diverse and that inspires a dynamic exchange of ideas among those who participate.

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

A full-time professional chamber orchestra based in Saint Paul.

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Cathedral of Saint Paul

One of the most distinctive churches in the United States, the magnificent Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis sits proudly overlooking downtown Saint Paul. Just steps from The Davidson.

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Xcel Energy Center

The premier concert and event venue in the Twin Cities and home of the Minnesota Wild. Just one mile from The Davidson.

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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Ordway hosts a variety of performing arts, such as touring Broadway musicals, orchestra, opera, and cultural performers.

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Guthrie Theater

Award-winning theater in downtown Minneapolis.

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Science Museum of Minnesota

The most popular museum in the Upper Midwest.

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Minnesota Children's Museum

A fun museum featuring interactive exhibits for young children, including a look at state habitats and a rooftop park.

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Como Zoo

Serving over two million visitors annually, the Como Park Zooo & Conservatory has something for all ages. Entry is free.

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Shopping on Grand Avenue

Saint Paul's premier shopping district.

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Mall of America

The largest mall in the United States.

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Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest - July

The largest free Blues Festival in the Twin Cities started in 2003 as "Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Festival" in Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis, MN. After several changes and re-construction of Peavey Plaza, the festival found itself without a home in 2012, and the next year was moved to it's present location in Lowertown Neighborhood of St. Paul in beautiful Mears Park.

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival - June

The Twin Cities Jazz Fest is a jazz festival in St. Paul Minnesota. Founded in 1999 by Steve Heckler, the festival is centered in the Lowertown neighborhood in downtown St. Paul. The main stage is located in Mears Park with additional stages throughout the city.

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Minnesota State Fair - Late August

The Minnesota State Fair is the state fair of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Its slogan is "The Great Minnesota Get-Together." It is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance.

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Recreation

Go For a Bike Ride

There are great trails nearby:

  • Two Lakes Route (8 miles: Saint Paul and Roseville)
  • Vadnais Lakes Loop (9 miles: Shoreview and Vadnais Heights)
  • Rivers Loop (15 miles: Fort Snelling, Mendota, Lilydale and Saint Paul)
  • Three Lakes Route (20 miles: Saint Paul, Roseville, and Maplewood)
  • Saint Paul Grand Rounds (32 miles: Saint Paul)
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