This historic square centers around its collection of “painted ladies,” a set of stately Victorian homes that surround beautiful Lafayette Park. The 30-acre oasis of greenery within the urban landscape serves as an idyllic setting for residents and visitors to gather ‘round the bandstand for free summertime concerts, and a place where dog-walkers greet one another’s charges by name. Along the park’s perimeter, renovated lofts and condos are sprinkled in amongst the one-of-a-kind restaurants, bars, specialty shops and bed-and-breakfast inns. The neighborhood caters to a hip, urban clientele that appreciates fine wine, fine dining and a unique culinary adventure.
How to get there:
From downtown St. Louis, take Market Street west to Jefferson Avenue south and turn east on Park. For more information, call (314) 772-5724 or visit www.lafayettesquare.org.