ABOUT THE AREA
With over 1,000 apartment units planned and under construction, the brand new ballpark that brings over 400,000 people to the area annually, and numerous exquisite new restaurants, bars and art galleries opening in the area, Lowertown, termed the “new urban village” is an ideal place for new businesses to locate and for local and widespread visitors to explore. Scroll below to check-out our long list of recommended activities and places to explore in the area!
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The Xcel Energy Center, located within walking distance from Cray, is regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world. The one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose facility is home the Minnesota Wild hockey team in addition to more than 150 sporting and entertainment events and approximately 1.7 million visitors each year. Check out some upcoming events!
Sports & Entertainment
Stationed one block from the building, the Green Line central corridor light rail transit connects downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. The Hiawatha LRT serves 34,000 riders daily and connects the MSP airport and Mall of America to the downtown Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Green Line -
Light Rail Transit
With many exciting businesses opening in the area, Lowertown District has hundreds of delicious restaurants and fun bars for you to explore. Have a nice sit-down meal at Heartland Restaurant or if you're in a hurry, enjoy a piping-hot slice from Big River Pizza. Need a drink after a long day? Stop by the Public Kitchen + Bar on 6th Street. Looking for something else? Find a full list of Downtown restaurants and bars HERE.
Restaurants and Bars
Parks & Recreation
Cray Plaza is just minutes from many beautiful parks in Lowertown and surrounding areas. Enjoy sweeping views of the unique CBD urban park - Mears Park, take a romantic stroll through the sculpture heavy Rice Park or simply take your dog for an off-leash adventure through the Lowertown Dog Park.
St. Paul offers award-winning hotel accommodations located just around the corner. Whether you're looking for something special such as The Saint Paul Hotel, InterContinental or Hotel340 or just needing a simple place to rest your head such as the Embassy Suites, DoubleTree or Holiday Inn - there's a place for you. Looking for something original? Stay a night at the Covington Inn - a floating bed & breakfast!
History & Culture
Looking to learn a little bit more about the history of St.Paul? There are tons of great places to visit including the breath-taking Cathedral of St.Paul, the Minnesota History Center, The Science Museum of Minnesota, the Historic Landmark Center, the Minnesota State Capitol and the Minnesota Children's Museum. Want to explore St.Paul by water? Head over to Padelford Riverboats and book a water boat cruise!
St. Paul is home to several professional sports teams including the world-renowned St. Paul Saints whose brand new home (the CHS field) is currently a mere three blocks from Cray Plaza. The 7,000 seat baseball stadium serves as the anchor of the Lowertown neighborhood and provides locals and visitors with great ballpark entertainment! Get your tickets today.
Brand New Ballpark
A Night at the Theatre
The Ordway Theatre, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists on its Music Theater stage. All booked? Other theatres in the area include the Fitzgerald Theatre, Park Square Theatre and the History Theatre.