Its proximity to Washington University contributes a fresh, contemporary vibe to the historic neighborhood, which includes stately homes and tree-lined streets. But what gives The Loop its energy is Delmar Boulevard, an eclectic main drag lined with an array of ethnic and American restaurants, music clubs, coffee shops, vintage clothing stores and boutiques. The merchants cater to consumers who appreciate everything from fine to funky, and it’s an easy place to spend a full day exploring shops that offer everything from tattoos and piercings to books and records. Be sure to snap a photo with the Chuck Berry statue during your visit.
Nicknamed “The Loop” after an old streetcar turnaround, the neighborhood cultivates a unique sense of whimsy that’s redefined daily.
How to get there:
From downtown St. Louis, take I-64/Highway 40 west to the Clayton Road exit, turn north on Skinker and west on Delmar. Or take MetroLink to the Delmar Loop Station and walk west. For more information, call (314) 727-8000 or click on www.VisitTheLoop.com.