Known as the Gateway to the American West, St. Louis was built on fur trade and has evolved into one of the nation’s most unique cities. Its distinctive personality is evidenced in everything from the St. Louis barbecue to the St. Louis Cardinals. Marriott hotels in St. Louis allow travelers to experience what makes this city unique. With convenient locations near downtown and Lambert International Airport, visiting sights like the Missouri Botanical Garden or the Anheuser Busch Brewery is easy.
Without a doubt, the city’s most recognizable attraction is the Gateway Arch, designed to symbolize westward expansion, and any trip to St. Louis should begin here. Take the tram to the top, and then visit the Museum of Westward Expansion to learn about America’s journey west. Another must-see is the St. Louis Zoo, home to over 6,000 animals, including elephants, lions and chimpanzees. Finally, head to Busch Stadium to catch a Cardinals baseball game and experience the pride of St. Louis. Hotel patrons should not miss the opportunity to cheer on the local team.
The city is also home to a vibrant nightlife scene. Visitors can stop by clubs in Laclede’s Landing, the Loop or Soulard before returning to their St. Louis hotels.