This charming neighborhood not far from Forest Park has emerged as one of the area’s newest boutique and antique shopping destinations. Maplewood’s creative shops are sandwiched among a variety of restaurants and coffee houses perfect for relaxing after a day at the attractions or an afternoon in the stores. The neighborhood also offers the vintage Saratoga Lanes – the oldest bowling alley west of the Mississippi River, and tours of the Schlafly Bottleworks that explain the history of beer brewing in St. Louis.
How to get there:
From downtown St. Louis, take I-64/Highway 40 west to Big Bend south to Manchester and turn left (east). For more information, contact the City of Maplewood Special Business District at (314) 645-3600 or visit www.cityofmaplewood.com.