About Minneapolis & St. Paul

The Twin Cities area was named the No. 1 safest place to live nationwide by Forbes and the cleanest city by Travel & Leisure.

The St. Kate’s campus is in St. Paul, a lively college town that’s second only to Boston in higher education institutions per capita. Together, St. Paul and its neighbor, Minneapolis, are known as the Twin Cities — and known nationwide for their cleanliness, safety, theater and music, lakes (more than 900) and overall livability. St. Kate’s students hop on the bus right outside the campus gates to take advantage of the hundreds of restaurants, concerts, interesting shops and shows — and internships in many of the area’s major corporations and top-ranked medical centers.

  • Interest & Intrigue


    So much to see and do in the Twin Cities!

    • Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the nation’s largest urban sculpture garden, which includes the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry.
    • Explore scenic Como Park in Saint Paul and visit the animals at the zoo and smell the flowers at the conservatory.
    • Take in the sights and timeless splendor of the Minnesota and mighty Mississippi rivers with a riverboat ride.


  • Art & Science

    Go Museum-Hopping

    The Twin Cities have five major art museums, including the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, seven history museums and several science museums. Minneapolis and St. Paul also play host to a variety of art fairs and festivals.

  • Food & Drink


    Try one (or more) of the Twin Cities’ many restaurants — more than 60 Thai restaurants alone.

  • Outside Opportunities

    Take a Break and Get Outdoors

    The Twin Cities area has more than 900 lakes, and Minneapolis has 56 miles of off-street biking and running trails that connect 22 lakes and more than 180 city parks. Paddle board through the chain of lakes. Bike along the Mississippi River. Hike the Minnehaha Falls.

  • Events

    Experience the Fun

    As one of the nation's largest and best-attended, the Minnesota State Fair is aptly named the "The Great Minnesota Get-Together" where for 12 days at the end of summer people gather for the food, the farm animals, the rides, the entertainment and so much more!

    Parades, activities and fireworks...oh my! Brightest up your summer and join the fun of the Minneapolis Aquatennial!

    Feeling adventurous in the winter months? Attend the St. Paul Winter Carnival to experience what is called the "Coolest Celebration on Earth"!

  • Malls & Markets


    The Mall of America is the nation’s biggest — the size of 78 football fields. And if mall shopping isn't your thing, check out the shops on Grand Avenue, or spend a weekend morning strolling through any of the local farmers markets.

  • Entertainment

    Listen to the Music

    The Twin Cities is known for an energetic and eclectic music scene, offering some 400 places to hear live music. And if theater is more your thing, there are numerous venues around town to take in a Broadway musical or play.

  • Sports

    Cheer on a Local Team

    When not cheering for the Wildcats, why not head over the CHS field to cheer on the local St. Paul Saints baseball team. Or take a break from your studies and venture to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis to root for the 3-time WNBA World Champion Lynx team. And for the die-hard sports fans, the Wild, Timberwolves, Twins and Vikings games are worth watching too.

“The Twin Cities is a really exciting place to explore. It’s cultured and energetic with so many things to see and do, from restaurants to theaters to the night life and so much more. There’s always a variety of events to choose from whether it’s during the day, evening or weekend.”

~ Nyda Xiong | accounting major