Cheap Flights to St Louis
When you fly to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), you are not only traveling to the largest city in the Great Plains of America, but you are also entering a city known as the "Gateway to the West," as symbolized by the iconic Gateway Arch, St. Louis' most famous landmark. Home of major league baseball's St. Louis Cardinals and the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues, this Missouri metropolis is a friendly town that loves its beer and sports. Because flights to St. Louis arrive at an airport located just 12 miles from downtown, you can start your tour of such attractions as the St. Louis Art Museum, the Harriet and Dred Scott Statue and the Old Courthouse within minutes of your arrival.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Flights to St. Louis are available through a dozen major airlines, including American Airlines and Southwest. Located northwest of downtown, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) serves about 12 million passengers annually and is comprised of two terminals receiving domestic and international flights. Both terminals connect to a MetroLink train that transports travelers directly to the downtown area of the city. Other transportation options are available, such as rental cars, taxicabs or buses. The average taxi fare to the downtown area of St. Louis is about $40.
Attractions in St Louis
You can't visit St. Louis without first taking a long look at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and Gateway Arch. You can get to the top of this tall, shining structure on a tram, or you could walk to other nearby sites on a plaza that connects to the Old Courthouse and other parts of the downtown area. St. Louis is home to two museums that are worth a visit. First, there is the entertaining City Museum, which includes several exhibits, a seven-story slide and a Ferris wheel that runs during the summer months. You'll also want to visit the Missouri History Museum, which tells the story of St. Louis, including the history of St. Louis-style blues music, information about the World's Fair and an exhibit featuring Charles Lindbergh. For those concerned about accommodations, there are many upscale and mid-range hotels downtown near the Gateway Arch as well as near the airport where you have access to the MetroLink rail to downtown.
Travel Tips for St Louis
Because listening to live blues music is one of the most popular pastimes in St. Louis, you will find quite a few blues music venues throughout the city. Spend a day at the Busch Stadium to watch the St. Louis Cardinals, and then prepare for a night out watching live blues performances and drinking beer, and you will have enjoyed the perfect St. Louis experience. If you are visiting St. Louis on Labor Day weekend, be sure to check out the Big Muddy Blues Festival, which features five stages of blues performances going on near the riverfront. Average annual temperatures in St. Louis range from the high 80s in the summer months to the mid-20s in winter.