St. Louis Vacations

The St. Louis area is one of America’s most historic and symbolic cities. This “Gateway to the West” was the last stopping point for many settlers during the early years of American westward expansion. The shining St. Louis Arch, which is the world's tallest man-made monument, now stands as a symbol of the journey undertaken by these early European ... Read more
settlers. Perched at the apex of the Arch, you will see America’s heartland laid flat before you - and you’ll also notice the city's unique layout, which incorporates decorative plant life into the system of connected neighborhoods. You can drive from one end of St. Louis to the other, passing through neighborhoods, each with a distinct local style. There are lots of museums like City Museum, and comfortable accommodations like The Four Seasons, in Saint Louis, but perhaps everyone’s favorite thing to do is sample St. Louis’ famous BBQ. Known for their pork offerings, St. Louis locals will tell you that their unique style of BBQ can't be beat.

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St. Louis things to do and experiences

  • Gateway Arch
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  • St. Louis Zoo
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  • City Museum
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  • Busch Stadium
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In the middle of Midwestern United States, Saint Louis experiences long, hot summers and cold winters. Spring and fall are the best times to visit with temperatures ranging from the 50s to 70s (10-26). June and ... Read more
September are perhaps the most pleasant. However, be sure to carry an umbrella since rain can hit unexpectedly. Winter is cold and icy, though the weather is offset by better hotel deals and less crowded attractions. More people head to Saint Louis in the summer (June through September), despite hot and sticky weather, so expect hotels rates to be much higher at this time of the year and make dinner reservations early. But enduring the heat and the crowds comes with a recompense: you’ll get to partake in some of the city’s most popular festivals.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A city plagued by a bad reputation, St. Louis really does have a great set of attractions that are worth a visit. From beer to BBQ, there are so many exciting things to discover here.

Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers

Lots of things to do Wethersfield your alone or a couple or with children. There's something for everyone.

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On our way to St. Louis for Nerium International's Conference April 7-9, 2016! We are going to take St. Louis by storm! If you're wondering what all the Hype is about... Ask me!
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

The view right here was beautiful, but the other side has so much construction that the pictures were terrible of the Arch.

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St.Louis is one of the best places I have ever been. With the proximity to multiple suburbs it makes it the perfect meeting ground. There is so much to see and do. The weather in the spring was perfect, it was a great place to travel to for spring break!

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Saint Louis is a great family fun city; it's just as much fun as Chicago. I love it here(:

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Brisbane, Australia

Great Midwestern city just south of the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. It has a lot of interesting history that most people probably don't realize. It was a vital river port moving trade between the great lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, and also played a critical role during the colonization of the West. Believe it or not it was the first non-European city to host a summer Olympics, and has also hosted a couple World Expos. Check out the iconic Gateway Arch, and enjoy the river front. If you are a baseball fan you are in luck, one of the greatest baseball franchises calls St. Louis home (Cardinals).

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Saint Louis is the iconic gateway city to the west. It has some major corporations and two US National Park Units in its city limits. It is also home to the Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team. It also the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch beer. It is also home to the Saint Louis ribs. You would need about 4 days to see the surrounding area sites.

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Fultondale, Alabama, USA

We loved this town. So much to see and do. So much local culture and historical significance to the area. Great spot for a fun weekend getaway.

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Melbourne, Florida

I love the city of St. Louis, but it's a city in decline. Think of Detroit, but declining at a slower pace. In 1950 there were a million people in St. Lou, but today the population is estimated to be just over 300 thousand. Nonetheless, the city has many historic sites that make it a tourist's wonderland.