Hotels & Food
The closest hotel to the Capitol Complex is the Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge. You can walk to all the buildings--State Office Building, Senate Office Building, the Capitol, & more.
Visit St Paul has a list of downtown hotels.
Beverages & light snacks are available in L'Etoile du Nord for the Legislative Day morning briefing (and as long as they last through the day.)
You are on your own for lunch on Legislative Day. Some suggestions:
- There is a cafeteria in the lower of the MnDOT building (just south of the State Office Building.) https://mn.gov/admin/government/buildings-grounds/building-management/buildings/mnsenate.jsp
- The Capitol has the Rathskeller Café in the basement near L'Etoile du Nord. Vending machines near the café offer cold drinks and snacks. http://www.mnhs.org/capitol/visit/dining
- There are other restaurants within walking distance. http://bit.ly/2hfAG8c
- The blog Heavy Table food blog visited every restaurant on the Green Line. Some are walking distance or a quick train ride from the Capitol. http://heavytable.com/category/stories/green-line-checklist/
Post-Legislative Day Day Happy Hour will be at Seventh Street Food Truck Park from 4-6. All food & beverages are on your own.