Find cheap car rental deals in St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul is one of Minnesota’s twin cities, alongside its close neighbor Minneapolis. Of the two, St. Paul is smaller, but it has the title of being Minnesota’s capital. That means it’s a quieter, more relaxed kind of city that’s still packed with attractions. Wander down Summit Avenue to gape at the elegant Victorian architecture, or enjoy the displays in the Science Museum of Minnesota or the Minnesota History Center.
St. Paul is still a large, sprawling city, and the wider metropolitan area requires a car for easy navigation. Rent a car through Orbitz and start exploring the rest of Minnesota.
Once you’ve picked up your rental car in St. Paul, begin exploring the rest of Minnesota. Start with these three destinations, chosen by Orbitz to show the diversity of the state.
No trip to St. Paul is complete without a visit to its bigger, noisier neighbor Minneapolis. Although it’s a big city packed with cultural attractions, it’s also famed for its green spaces. That means you can swing by the Minneapolis Institute of Art and visit the waterfalls of Minnehaha Regional Park within the space of the same day. Don’t miss the Weisman Art Museum, which was created by the idiosyncratic mind of Frank Gehry.
Journey time: Around 25 minutes
Distance: Approximately 10 miles
Once you’ve explored the twin cities, drive your rental car out of the metropolitan area to find the outdoor adventure hub of Taylors Falls. Make this your base for skiing on Wild Mountain in winter, or for hiking along the banks of the St. Croix River in summer. Canoe rentals and other outfitters in town allow you to discover the landscape in many different ways.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 50 miles
Head south of St. Paul in your rental car to the town of Owatonna. Here, you can step back in time at the Village of Yesteryear, a seasonal museum made up of several late 19th-century buildings. History lives on in other parts of the city, such as in the Public School Orphanage Museum, housed in a vast orphanage from the mid-1800s. Complete your historical tour with a trip to the Jewel Box, a building created by Louis Sullivan in 1908.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 15 minutes
Distance: Approximately 70 miles