St. Louis, Missouri is the largest city in the state and is located on the eastern side of Missouri, just before crossing into Illinois. The city was named after King Louis IX of France and is known as “The Gateway to the West” because it was the last major stop before the pioneers went westward to the Pacific. This is symbolized by the most iconic structure in the city, the Gateway Arch, which is located right on the banks of the Mississippi River.
There are endless things to do to fill your time in St. Louis. The historic city is laid out beautifully with many historical buildings and attractions. A must is to visit the Gateway Arch, which is the nation’s tallest national monument and you can ride up a unique elevator to look over the city and the Mississippi River from the top. There’s also the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the Old Courthouse, famous for the Dred Scott Case in 1846, which are must-see historical buildings in St. Louis. The city has a great collection of museums as well in the City Museum, Missouri Civil War Museum, the Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum. For more fun, check out the St. Louis Zoo, one of the best in the nation, Six Flags St. Louis theme park or catch a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game at Busch Stadium or a St. Louis Blues hockey game at the Scottrade Center. St. Louis is also home to “The Fabulous” Fox Theater that has been open since 1929 where you can see concerts and performances as well as take tours. The Anheuser-Busch brewery also resides in St. Louis and you can take a free tour with free beer samples for those over 21. It’s one of the world’s largest breweries and bottling factories and you can see the beloved Clydesdale horses on the tour as well.
Located 80 miles south of St. Louis is the Arcadia Valley area where you can take a great day trip that immerses you in the beautiful natural side of Missouri. Arcadia Valley is home to some of the best state parks in Missouri including Elephant Rocks State Park that houses billion-year-old granite boulders and Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park along the Black River. If you want to get out of the city, this is a great option for a day trip where you can enjoy hiking on trails and overlooking the beautiful scenery or even spend a night at one of the parks camping. Another great day trip option is to take a 1.5-hour drive to Columbia, Missouri, home of the University of Missouri. You can enjoy touring one of the most beautiful campuses in the mid-west and enjoy walking the beautiful downtown for great shopping and dining.
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St. Louis is a busy city, and there are plenty of interesting neighborhoods in the area for you to check out during your stay. Look for accommodations in Forest Park Southeast, Soulard, Delmar Loop, and Central West End as you plan your stay.
Forest Park Southeast is home to The Grove, a district in St. Louis that is filled with entertainment and great restaurants. With a variety of different cuisines from soul food to Lebanese, you’re in for a treat when you stay in this district. Forest Park Southeast is also home to Forest Park, a near-1,400-acre park home to many different civic centers and other fun activities like the St. Louis Zoo, and the St. Louis Art Museum. As far as entertainment goes, there are a variety of different bars and clubs to choose from. Forest Park Southeast also hosts many events, so be sure to check out the neighborhood website for updates!
Soulard may be the oldest neighborhood in St. Louis, but it is still filled with fun things to do. This unique area is filled with bars like the International Tap House, cool restaurants that mark the French heritage of the city, and cool shops to check out that offer both new and old style clothing. With a strong French history, Soulard hosts a huge festival for Mardi Gras in February/March. The neighborhood is also known for its Oktoberfest celebration. As far as living goes, Soulard has a crime rate that is 52% lower than the rest of the city. The townhomes in the area are lined along red brick roads, and are also located five minutes away from the Arch. Spend the day sightseeing this famous St. Louis monument, then come back and shop or unwind at a bar. Soulard has many possibilities!
Delmar Loop, known to many as just ‘The Loop’, is home to many arts and entertainment events in St. Louis. All along the sidewalks in this town is the St. Louis Walk of Fame—over 140 brass stars and plaques dedicated to famous St. Louisans. Looking to check out some live music? Head over to the Pageant, a nightclub recognized as one of the best music and comedy venues in the U.S. If you’re hungry, stop by Blueberry Hill, a restaurant and live music club that is loved for its museum-like pop culture. Delmar Loop is also filled with a variety of unique shops and art galleries like NVME Boutique and COCA, the Center of Creative Arts.
Close to Forest Park is Central West End, a St. Louis neighborhood that has something for everyone. Spend your days checking out contemporary art at the Atrium Gallery, or go shopping at some of the coolest stores in the district like AG or East + West. When it’s time to eat, keep it quiet and head over to a small café like Kingside Diner, or dine at a nice restaurant and bar like Bar Italia Ristourante, or Bar Louie. For some evening entertainment, head out to Club Viva and dance with some friends, or unwind at the bar at the Drunken Fish. Bringing the kids along? Be sure to stop by Wolfgang’s Pet Shop, and check out some of the cool pets they have (and maybe even let the kids persuade you into taking home a new family member!)
In St. Louis, transportation is made easy with the MetroBus services and the MetroLink train services. You can also get around easily using on-call Uber drivers and taxi services as well.
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