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.