Home to the iconic Getaway Arch, St. Louis welcomes visitors like it once welcomed pioneers to the western half of the country in the mid-1700s. Today, the city boasts family-friendly attractions, booming nightlife, lively sports teams and renowned institutions of higher education. Regardless of why you’re visiting, you’re bound to find something fun in the Gateway City.
For sports fanatics, St. Louis is a city proud of its teams. Cheer on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium or plan on taking a tour in the off-season to check out the Broadcast Booth and team’s World Series trophies. After a trip to the stadium, stroll along the Gateway Arch Trail to see the magnificent landmark. Take the tram ride up to the Observation Deck of the 630 foot tall structure. The views will not disappoint!
To explore a bit of the city’s history, head to the Missouri Civil War Museum. Artifacts, videos and special exhibits transport you back in time to learn about the city’s role in the war and Civil Rights. If you love exploring the great outdoors, head to Forest Park. Opened in 1876, this is one of the country’s largest urban parks at nearly 1,300 acres. The St. Louis Zoo is located in the park, and best part is, it’s free!
Whether you have kids or just want to let your inner child out to play, head to the City Museum. Created by sculptor Bob Cassilly, the City Museum is a one-of-a-kind playground – constructed of reclaimed building materials found throughout St. Louis. Keep the eclectic vibe going with an afternoon spent wandering through the art galleries and shops in The Grove neighborhood. With so much to explore, what are you waiting for? Head to the Gateway to the West and start your next adventure.