UPCI 2019 Youth Congress

St. Louis Welcomes the 2019 UPCI North American Youth Congress

We look forward to having you in St. Louis July 31-Augut 2, 2019.

Let this site be your guide to the best restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions the gateway city has to offer.

St. Louis is full of unique attractions, exceptional music, arts, and cultural institutions, and enough stores and specialty shops to keep any shopper happy. Experience Forest Park, home to world-class attractions like the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri History Museum. Take a stroll through the Missouri Botanical Garden, or take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch.

Hungry? Try out one of our outstanding restaurants. From Vietnamese fare to Italian cuisine to BBQ, there are plenty of options to satisfy every craving. When the sun sets, the action heats up throughout downtown and St. Louis’ unique neighborhoods.

St. Louis continues to reinvent itself with exciting projects like Ballpark Village, the National Blues Museum and the re-imagined Gateway Arch National Park. Historic buildings in the Gateway City are undergoing transformations and being re-purposed for 21st century uses. From loft condos and apartments to restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, new life has been breathed into downtown St. Louis.

We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Dining Options

America’s Center Food Court

For the very first time, the Convention Center’s catering company is offering a Food Court in Hall 3 for all NAYC attendees. This is a convenient meal option connected to the Dome.


An extension of Bailey’s Range is offering an event space just a few blocks from America’s Center.

Food Truck Super Destination

The St. Louis Food Truck Association is offering a super destination area 2 blocks from The America’s Center and The Dome.  They have secured the Old Post Office Plaza behind the Marriott Grand and this area will house 12 food trucks between 1pm – 5pm during NAYC.

Parking and Public Transportation

Parking Garages & Lots

Bus Parking

To purchase 3 Day Parking Passes charter buses should contact Destination St. Louis at [email protected] or (314) 727-2400.

Additional Bus Parking

Casino Queen
(618) 874-5000
200 S Front St, East St. Louis IL, 62201
Tour Buses or RV’s must park in RV lot: $22.50 every 4 hours
The price is $50 per night plus a $3.50 booking fee. Prepayment required. Cancellation policy is 24 hours in advance to avoid one night’s charge.


St. Louis’ MetroLink rail system offers an easy way to travel to downtown St. Louis.  Metrolink runs stops at or near many of St. Louis attractions including Busch Stadium, Union Station, Forest Park, the Gateway Arch and more. A ride from the airport to the convention center is $4 and the Convention Center stop is one block east of America’s Center on Washington Avenue.

UBER & LYFT Information

As the streets near the convention center will be crowded due to the large attendee population, we recommend you set your Lyft pickup in the blocks south of Washington Avenue such as Olive Street or Locust Street. For a discounted ride home, use Lyft promo code UPCISTL19 for 10% off a ride for new and existing users from 7/30-8/3/2019.