St Louis Travel Guide
Blue skies, the Mississippi River, and blues music drifting from street corners -- welcome to St. Louis. This city, with 2 million people living in the metropolitan area, has so much to offer.
Things to do in St-Louis
Of course you’ll see the famous Gateway Arch, a memorial to Lewis & Clark’s exploration of the American West in the early 19th century, as it stands high above the rushing water of the Mississippi River. Forest Park is the best spot if you’re looking for some nature without leaving city limits. With over 1,000 acres of land, you’ll find gardens, a zoo, golf courses, museums, and, if you’re there at the right time, you may even find a concert in the park. If you’re over 21 and enjoy a good Budweiser, then you definitely can’t miss out on the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Marvel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, catch a Cardinal’s game at Busch Stadium, or spend a day learning something new at the City Museum. Hipster vibes are all around The Loop, with trendy cafes, busy nightlife, and street art on every corner. Central West End holds the best festivals every year. Cherokee Street and Cherokee Antique Row are the best spots in the city for history lessons and antique shopping. Downtown St. Louis is always abuzz with activity and you can find the best, authentic Italian food in The Hill. Locals in St. Louis tend to be a bit more conservative and reserved than in other major cities, but they are just as friendly and welcoming.
Best Time to Visit St-Louis
The best time to visit St. Louis is in April or May, or in September or October, to avoid the hot summers and harsh winters.