MPR Tour Guide 2

Directions

From the West: Head east on I-94 into downtown St. Paul and take the 7th Street exit. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight to stay on Wall Street and head towards 4th Street East.

From the East: Head west on I-94 into downtown St. Paul and take the 6th Street exit. When the ramp splits, go to the left, following the signs for 6th Street. At the stoplight turn left onto Wall Street. Follow Wall Street to 4th Street East.

From the South: Head north on I-35E into downtown St. Paul, and then merge onto I-94 East in downtown St. Paul. Take the 7th Street exit. At the end of the exit ramp, go straight to stay on Wall Street and head towards 4th Street East.

From the North: Head south on I-35E into downtown St. Paul and take the Wacouta Street exit. Go straight on Wacouta Street and head towards 4th Street East.

Parking

Here are some ideas for parking in Lowertown:

  • Choose where you will park using the Smart Trips website.
    There are many ramps and surface lots available in Lowertown and downtown Saint Paul. Many accept credit cards and some are cash only where you put your cash in a provided envelope and write down information about your car. Use Smart Trips to find a spot to park – Smart Trips is an amazing website that lists tons of Saint Paul parking ramps and lots. Visit Smart Trips by clicking here. We recommend any of the lots listed on the Smart Trips website bordered by Jackson Street, 6th Street East, Kellogg Boulevard, and Highway 52. Keep in mind that many daily parking rates are lower on the weekend.

    Lowertown Parking

    Check out these parking ramps and lots on the Smart Trips website

  • If you have time, find a parking meter – there are many meters, but they are often taken.
    There are many parking meters around Lowertown and you can use a credit card or quarters to pay for them. To learn more about downtown Saint Paul meters and see a video on how to use them click here. NOTE: Meters near the Farmers Market will not accept payment on Saturdays until 1:00 P.M. – until then they are free! Check your meter to see if it is a Farmers Market meter.
  • Take public transit – then you won’t have to park in downtown at all!
    The Green Line light rail stops at the Union Depot in the heart of Lowertown and the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl. For more information about the light rail click here. There are also many bus stops on site or within blocks of the Music Crawl. For more information about riding the bus in Saint Paul click here.

Violinist on the go

Food

Lowertown is filled with great places to eat. Here is a list of restaurants close to the Saint Paul Classical Music Crawl.

On 4th Street between Sibley and Broadway Streets:
Christos
Bedlam Lowertown
Golden’s
Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
Tanpopo

On 5th Street just north of the Farmers Market:
Saint Dinette
Big River Pizza
Heartland Restaurant and Wine Bar

Also nearby:
Trattoria Da Vinci
Faces Mears Park
Barrio Lowertown
Bulldog Lowertown
Ox Cart Ale House