Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind experience of taking an unusual elevator ride to the top of the arch where the views can’t be beat. The visit includes the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Museum of Westward Expansion and exhibits at the Historic Old Courthouse. There are plenty shopping opportunities including Levee Mercantile, a vintage store circa the 1870s that offers commercial products that were once available on the St. Louis riverfront in the 19th century,
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery offers complimentary tours to visitors of all ages for an in-depth look at how some of their beers are crafted. Since its founding in 1852 in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch has been perfecting this process one batch at a time. Those who are 21 and older will have an opportunity to taste some of their product in the Hospitality room at the conclusion of the tour. The tour includes a stop to see and learn about the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Their size and strength will amaze you and their historic stables makes for a great photo opportunity.
Citygarden is an oasis in the heart of a downtown St. Louis: a vibrant and serene blending of lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture with delights of water, stone, architecture and design. Surrounded by no fences or gates, Citygarden is completely open and accessible to the public 365 days a year. It is located between Eighth, Tenth, Market, and Chestnut streets, in the city's "Gateway Mall" area. Free to the public.
This world class zoo features 18,000 animals from 700 species on 90 acres, including an Insectarium, Children's Zoo, Penguin & Puffin Coast and a Zooline Railroad. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is a family favorite. Free to the public.
The National Park Service interprets the life and family of Ulysses S. Grant at this 10-acre site. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general that saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Free to the public.
An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit by gaslight, the home is furnished as it would have been in 1902 when Joplin was composing songs that would make him a national phenomenon. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site also includes museum exhibits that interpret Joplin’s life. This National Historic Landmark is open for tours daily on the hour.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden, having been established in 1859. The National Historic Landmark is 79 acres of horticultural wonders, research and science education, with a 14-acre Japanese garden and Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate. Off campus, the Missouri Botanical Garden features the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the 2400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve.
As the nation's oldest and largest outdoor musical theater, The Municipal Theatre, or "Muny," has been awing crowds since the early 1900s. Locally produced, Broadway-style musicals take to the stage. The Muny is highly accessible with its scenic Forest Park location, and the productions are memorable for a lifetime.
Forest Park is a St. Louis mainstay for indulging the area's natural beauty. Conceived after the Civil War's ending, Forest Park is often referred to as "the soul of St. Louis." The community uses the park as a gathering place for cultural interests and recreation, indulging in the placid land.
The Magic House is also the St. Louis Children's Museum. Exhibits and programs center around expanding the minds and imaginations of children and their families. As an inclusive organization, the Magic House is an educational resource for all of St. Louis, providing tangible, hands-on activities that support education.
Are you ready for some football? Then catch a game of the St. Louis Rams during the fall! The Rams came to the Gateway City in 1995 and have since given St. Louis a Super Bowl Championship and two NFC Championships. A schedule of the team's home games can be found on their website.
Lumière Place is a pulsing entertainment hotspot in St. Louis. With hotels, a casino and myriads of fine dining options, Lumière Place is the quintessential getaway for those seeking mature fun. There are bars and nightlife venues that draw crowds through the moonlight hours, making Lumière Place one of the nation's premier gaming destinations.
Dine here and learn of the eccentric lives and suicides of a legendary brewing family in their restored 1800 era mansion. Reservations recommended. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner. Features All-You-Care-To-Eat Chicken Dinner on Sundays. Closed Mon.-Wed. evenings.
Pappy’s features Memphis Style BBQ that is smoked 4-14 hours over apple or cherry wood. The slow-smoked meat is topped with a selection of sauces and served with choice of side dishes prepared in-house. Voted one of the 101 Best Places to Chow Down in America by The Travel Channel.
Nestled just north of the Gateway Arch and Laclede’s Landing, Al’s Restaurant is famous for its award-winning steak and seafood. Owned and operated by three generations of one St. Louis family, Al’s has offered fresh menu presentation, elegant tableside service and ambiance for more than 85 years.
After a music career that found her singing with some of the biggest names in the business, Robbie Montgomery returned to her St. Louis home and opened Sweetie Pies. Driven by the recipes learned from her mother, the restaurant features the best in down-home southern soul food; fried chicken, short ribs, catfish and all your favorite side dishes (macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, fried corn and more). The family-owned business is the subject of a cable reality show and has been featured on the Food Network’s “Diner, Drive-ins and Dives.”
With local ingredients and seasonal lunch menus, Bixby's is truly St. Louis' own restaurant. Nestled in the Missouri History Museum, Bixby's specializes in New American lunch and brunch. A sample of what you can find on the menu is Bixby's Midwest Chuck Burger and Yealands Sauvignon Blanc.
It's difficult to scan the menu without having your tastebuds salivating at the mere thought of succulent pulled pork, beef brisket, bruleed ribs, turkey, smoked prime rib and so much more. Bogart's Smokehouse consistently racks in local awards for their great food, and the friendly staff is always excited to impress out-of-town guests!
Warm, American bistro meets fine dining at Cardwell's, where Chef Bill Cardwell delights the palate with soups, salads, pizzas, meats, poultry, seafood and even vegetarian and vegan dishes. The wine list received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence in 1994, adding to Cardwell's allure. A complete children’s menu is available, making the restaurant incredibly family friendly.
Sample Peru while in St. Louis. Mango serves up Peruvian Fusion cuisine from its modern, chic venue, with a bar and private dining room options. Come see why Mango won "The Best of St. Louis" for South American Cuisine and Late Night Happy Hour by the Riverfront Times, the "Best South American Cuisine" by Alive and St. Louis Magazines, and Opentable.com's "Diner's Choice Award".
Beautiful dark wood beams, stained glass windows and streamlined lighting make The Restaurant at the Cheshire a unique dining experience. The wine wall contains 1,700 types of wine, and the stone fireplace sears crème brulee. It almost becomes too good to be true. Savor dishes like Raincrow Ranch Pork Shoulder and Sockeye Salmon.
Located “on the hill,” Shaw’s Coffee starts with the finest green coffees sourced from the world’s three major coffee growing regions- the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. Their coffees are dark-roasted in a traditional European style, similar to many gourmet roasters from the West Coast. Also serves a variety of cool creations and other drinks.
Café Ventana brings to St. Louis the look and feel of a bohemian French Quarter bistro while offering deliciously comfortable foods. From French style beignets to incredible locally roasted coffee to delectable sandwiches, salads and soups, dining at Café Ventana is truly a culinary experience.
Local Harvest Cafe serves up brunch, lunch and brunch cocktails all with the ability to cater. New American and Traditional fare are all crafted using local, sustainable products to ensure the freshest, tastiest quality. Try the the Khazaeli Club or the Veggie Chili Soup.
City Coffeehouse extends a warm "Bonjour!" to guests and visitors as the area's first crêperie. European-inspired breakfast, luncheon and brunch are served with sumptuous espresso, coffee, tea or fruit smoothies. Whatever tickles your fancy, City can cook it up.
If you promote yourself as “The Best Bar in the Whole Wide World” you better be pretty good. This hotspot features a first-floor pub serving lunch and dinner and a second floor lounge with some of the most current music for the party. DJ music starting as early as 9 p.m. Tues – Sat. Other features include an outdoor beer garden and free parking. No cover charge.
St. Louis' original Rock n' Roll, Dueling Piano Bar where you’re the star of the show. Every night the show comes to life at The Big Bang when their entertainers take a seat on stage behind two grand pianos and combine music, comedy and audience participation to create a fast-paced, high-energy show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s called a Sing-along Piano Bar for a reason. You will sing, dance, and laugh...a lot!
This St. Louis landmark is filled with pop culture memorabilia. Located in The Loop along the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the club is noted for hamburgers, jerk chicken, trout almondine, vegetarian specials, soups and salads. Blueberry Hill features live music by touring and St. Louis bands, including rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. Their jukebox and creative window displays are nationally recognized. Open daily.
The ultimate rooftop bar sits nearly 400 ft. above downtown St. Louis atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. 360 offers sweeping views in all directions including a bird's eye view into Busch Stadium. With a cocktail in hand and a tasty bite to savor, it is the perfect place to take in the St. Louis Cardinals, the Gateway Arch, the mighty Mississippi River and the sites of St. Louis near and far.
Bar Napoli is a local hangout for nightlife in St. Louis. The atmosphere is relaxed and the bar list has specialty drinks, cocktails and beer. The late night menu has scrumptious appetizers.Up to 80 people can be accommodated at Bar Napoli, whether it be for a business meeting or social gathering.
Styled after the French Quarter in New Orleans, The Broadway Oyster Bar impresses with Cajun and Creole cuisine that has received numerous accolades. In accompaniment to great food, Broadway has live music every night of the week. Local and national groups take the stage with rock, reggae, funk, blues and much more.
Jimmy's is a cafe, bistro and bar all rolled into one hip venue. For wines, choose from Cabernet, Merlot, various Reds, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, and Wine by the Glass. The cocktail menu features Brandies, Martinis, Ports, Sherries, Single Malt Scotches and Specialty Whiskies.
Browse through more than 30 antique and specialty shops, spanning a six-block area, just ten minutes from downtown St. Louis. An assortment of independently owned and operated antique, collectible and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafés await you.
This unique shopping destination offers a wide and eclectic range of gifts and home furnishings and a full selection of wines from around the world. The Porch is a true shopping experience for one-of-a-kind and hard-to-find ideas for your decorating and gift giving needs. Enjoy a bottle of wine on a New Orleans-style patio. One mile from downtown St. Louis.
The Boulevard is located in St. Louis' metropolitan area and offers a combination of retail and dining options for a day of shopping and eating extravaganza. Peruse stores like Loft and Crate & Barrel. Dine at restaurants like P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Maggiano’s Little Italy.
As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, MacroSun and its accompanying stores work directly with artists throughout India, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and Refugees of Tibet, Burma and Afghanistan. This allows MacroSun to provide a means for hundreds of artists to spread their products, as well as support those in need. Find jewelry, accessories, artefacts, incense, stationery sets and more.
Terminal: 1 Toll Free Hotel/Motel Phone Centers are located in the lower level baggage claim at doors 12, 17 and 18. Passenger Pickup: exit lower level through door 18. Terminal: 2 Toll Free Hotel/Motel Phone Center in lower level near door 12. Passenger pickup: lower level at exit door 12 Free Terminal Shuttle Lambert-St. Louis International Airport offers a free shuttle between the 1 and 2 Terminals accessible from Exit 12.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport works with the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission to provide first class service for all our passengers and airport travelers. Passenger Pickup: Terminal: 1 Exit Door 14 –to Terminal: 1 Garage Yellow Level Terminal: 2 Exit Door 12 Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $3.00 per pickup. Laclede Cab Company - +1 314 652 3456 ABC & Checker Cab - +1 314 725 2111
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