Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. You won’t find a more diverse and beautiful St. Paul and Minneapolis shopping destination than Grand Avenue. Stop by today and experience what many know as the best in Twin Cities shopping! Grand Avenue shops boast a wide range of styles that are all individually unique. On the Avenue, you will find some of the best apparel, accessories, shoes, books, furniture, and gift shops. The shops on Grand Ave stretch for a seemingly endless 30 blocks, starting at the Mississippi River and continuing all the way to downtown St. Paul, making it one of the biggest and best areas for Twin Cities shopping.