10 Things To Do In St. Louis

There’s so much to see and do in St. Louis, we thought we’d start you out with a few “must-see options” while you’re here for Travel South.

Ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, towering 630-feet over the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch National Park has undergone a $380 million re-imaging. The memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the Era of Westward Expansion Era  been newly updated and provides new park acreage connecting the Arch and the historic Old Courthouse. The Museum under the Arch has a new look and six areas of focus. You can order your tickets in advance, or purchaser them in the Arch’s welcome center.

Drive Route 66 and visit some of the “Mother Road’s” most fascinating stops, like Ted Drewes which has been on the Route since 1929.  After you get your concrete (custard), hang out with the locals for some great conversations.

Explore a Downtown Oasis: CitygardenVisit an artistic oasis in the heart of downtown. Citygarden offers a vibrant blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture. Open till 10:30 p.m., this is a  great location for a walk after dinner or to enjoy lunch from one of the local food trucks with the downtown workers.

Explore Forest Park’s 1,300 acres of lakes, walking paths and attractions.  Forest Park is home to the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri History Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center.  And best of all, these attractions are FREE!   

Experience great live blues music in one of the dozen area clubs – including BB’s Jazz Blues and Soups and Broadway Oyster Bar that have live music every night.  Don’t forget to visit the acclaimed National Blues Museum downtown that is just steps away from the America’s Center Convention Complex. 

Make a stop at Saint Louis Union Station’s Grand Hall for an evening cocktail and watch one of the 30 plus light shows that take place in the historic Grand Hall at the top and bottom of each hour beginning at 5 p.m.

Dinner at Blueberry Hill is a must.  Located in The Delmar Loop neighborhood, you can view the pop culture collection of the owner and enjoy one of the best burgers in St. Louis. 

Check out the world largest chess piece, certified by Guinness World Records, at the World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End neighborhood.  This record-breaking chess piece stand at 20 feet tall.  It’s a wow photo opportunity!

This quirky museum is located in downtown St. Louis.  The City Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum who’s exhibits consist largely of repurposed architectural and industrial objects.  Don’t pass up this opportunity to go down a 10-story slide.

Visit the largest mosaic collection in the Western Hemisphere at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, or as us locals call it the “New Cathedral,” located in the bustling Central West End.

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