With Valentine's Day approaching and the displays for it at my place of work (oh yes, we've had Valentine's Day cards out since the New Year), I am being pelted with reminders of this holiday and the love/hate relationship I have with it. If I were the sort of person who did whirl off to romantic getaways for this holiday, would I choose somewhere like St. Paul? Hard to say. I love the winter, I love the cold, and I love February in Minnesota (as usually it's a bit warmer than January and you get this lovely springish smell along with the hope of warmer days while still being able to enjoy the snow and drink peppermint mochas). But because I live in this area, it isn't quite as mysterious and romantic as somewhere I haven't lived. Though honestly, we'll take any praise and appreciation we can get for our cities - it's just kind of a surprise, that's all. You just called a city sexy that's never really thought of itself as sexy before. We're just a bit flustered and confused about it. But we'll gladly take the compliment.
So if you need a destination for Valentine's Day that won't be overcrowded, I have the perfect suggestion for you. :)
Photos are, respectively: St. Paul skyline, Minneapolis skyline, downtown St. Paul.