A Dozen Things to Do in St. Paul During the Points of Light Conference

Jun 12, 2019

The Points of Light Conference offers incredible opportunities to take in the Twin Cities rich culture. From museums, theater and dining to sports, music and historic districts, there’s something new to experience for every attendee.

  • Network with people from around the world and your own backyard.
  • Recharge your enthusiasm for volunteerism and gain new insights to take back home.
  • With more shoreline on the Mississippi River than any other city in the U.S., cruise on a river boat, take a leisurely walk or ride a bike by the river and take it all in.
  • Mall of America is an easy train ride away. With over 520 stores to choose from, it will be easy to shop till you drop.
  • Nerd out at the Minnesota Science Museum, located across the street from the Points of Light Conference and listed as one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Science Museums in the U.S.
  • See a show at one of the many historic theaters and show houses located in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
  • The Twin Cities metropolitan area is a foodie destination. With cuisine from all around the world, from hotdish to pad thai, we have it all.
  • St. Paul used to be known as a mobster’s paradise during Prohibition. Re-live history while exploring Wabasha Caves or the hidden secrets and hideouts around St. Paul.
  • Visit elegant Summit Avenue, the longest preserved Victorian avenue in the U.S. In addition to being home to the governor’s residence, authors F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis both lived on Summit Avenue at the same time.
  • Grab a bite to eat at the iconic Mickey’s Diner, a local favorite that has been featured in three movies including “The Mighty Ducks,” “Jingle All the Way” and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
  • Weather not to your liking? No problem. Take the skyway instead! The city’s 5-mile long continuous skyway system is one of the longest in the U.S., second only to her twin’s skyway network in Minneapolis.
  • Look up and be amazed inside the Minnesota State Capitol, home to the second largest unsupported marble dome in the world. If you must know, the first is St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome with the Taj Mahal in India at third.

Karmit Bulman is executive director of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration, content partner of the Points of Light Conference.

Co-hosted with HandsOn Twin Cities, the 2019 Points of Light Conference will offer unique opportunities for networking and exploring the Twin Cities and its rich history of volunteerism. View the agenda, featured speakers, special events, and register today at www.pointsoflightconference.org.

Karmit Bulman