Historical heritage meets modern flair on this popular St. Paul’s popular Grand Avenue, dotted by many attractive homes built in the 1920s. “This 30-block stretch from the Mississippi River to downtown also has dozens of great little restaurants,” says Kendra Williams, travel editor at Midwest Living magazine. Spend the day shopping along the tree-lined avenue, looking for deals in unique spots like the culinary store Cooks of Crocus Hill, then end the afternoon with a massage at Juut Salonspa. Time your trip to coincide with a holiday and visit around Halloween or the Christmastime event called the Grand Meander on December 3. More From Forbes: The World’s Most Beautiful National Parks The Most Amazing and Absurd Places for Rent America’s Top 20 Healthiest Cities The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.