City Spotlight: St. Louis

Why Visit St. Louis, Missouri?

  • Home of the St. Louis Blues, winner of the 2019 Stanley Cup
  • Parks that present individualistic forms of architecture
  • Art that satisfies the mind, heart, and soul
  • Historic views within an electric neighborhood
  • And a downtown that offers something for everyone

Frontdesk welcomes you to St. Louis! It’s home to architectural wonders (historic and modern), the world’s largest chess piece, and American history. Located on the eastern side of Missouri, it offers visitors the chance to experience St. Louis’ arts scene, nationally recognized parks, and tasty foods.

Bordering the Mississippi River, this major Missouri city is home to U.S. history and futuristic sights. Whether visiting for work or play, St. Louis is sure to captivate using the power of taste, art, and views.

St. Louis Vacations

This mid-western, southern city offers charming views for all ages. It’s home to museums that will thrill every family member, along with brewery and food tours for those who are ready to try new things. The St. Louis history mixed with contemporary art and culture is a wonderful place to please all who are visiting.

St. Louis Business Trips

It’s easy to feel tired or worn down when traveling for business. But with the excitement provided in each neighborhood, business visitors won’t have time to feel bogged down. Instead, St. Louis will energize the mind and soul.

St. Louis Hot Spots

Central West End: This eccentric and vibrant neighborhood of St. Louis gives visitors the chance to use their imaginations. Enjoy the view of historic homes and experience one (or more) of the 75 restaurants provided by the area and don’t forget to visit the world’s largest chess piece.

Downtown: This downtown doesn’t only offer a variety of places to eat and drink, but it also is home to an abundance of greenspace. This downtown welcomes city lovers with architectural wonders and nature lovers with national parks; day and night, there’s something for everyone.

Grand Center: If art is your thing, this is the place to be. This part of St. Louis stimulates the hearts and minds of all visitors that come through. Whether it be the performing arts, culinary arts, or visual arts.

Lafayette Square: Even though this is the oldest historic district of St. Louis, there is an abundance of hip and modern views and activities. Visitors can visit a local wine shop and take a stroll to view the area’s swan boats, or catch a game of vintage baseball while visiting for one of the neighborhood’s many festivities.

Forest Park Southeast: Located within Forest Park Southeast, is The Grove business district. This hot spot of St. Louis provides plenty of shops, bars, dance halls, and restaurants. Did we mention that Forest Park Southeast is located along Forest Park, the seventh oldest urban park in the United States?

What is there to do in St. Louis?

From the architectural scene to the outdoors, St. Louis offers visitors of all different interests and backgrounds something engaging to enjoy. With Downtown offering chic and modern styles of food and drink and Forest Park Southeast presenting historic views with shopping and dancing, visitors will find it hard to decide what to do next.

Architectural Views

One of St. Louis’ most talked about hot spots is the Gateway Arch National Park. This historic piece of work reflects the role that St. Louis played in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. It gives visitors the chance to reflect on U.S. history and those who made an impact. St. Louis also offers views of historic homes in the Central West End and intricate buildings in the Downtown area.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Located on 8th and Market St is St. Louis’ Citygarden. This open space is perfect for a leisure walk or relaxing to enjoy the unique sculptures that fill the garden. Alos, both Lafayette Square and Forest Park Southeast provide green spaces for visitors to appreciate the fresh air while visiting local shops and restaurants.

Art Appreciation

While spending time in St. Louis, make sure to plan a visit to The Fox Theatre  located on 527 N Grand Blvd. This lively theatre hosts Broadway shows, concerts, and comedians, striving to put on a show that everyone will enjoy. Also located in the Grand Central area is Turn Restaurant. This funky brunch spot offers excellent menu options with R&B music providing a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Music and food? What else do you need!

Restaurants & Bars

Every hot spot neighborhood in St. Louis presents original and stimulating menu options. Located in Central West End is Retreat Gastropub. This modern American pub offers a flavorful menu and a wide range of cocktails and craft beer options. Looking for more of a bubbly place? Try out POP Sparkling Bar and Restaurant in Lafayette Square. Taste sparkling wines from France, Italy, Spain, and the United States. POP also offers a variety of specialty cocktails.

Frequently Asked Questions About St. Louis

Founded in 1764 by the French, St. Louis was originally home to Native American Mississippian culture.
The city was founded by French fur traders Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named after Louis IX of France.
Unfortunately, visitors are not allowed to walk up or down the Arch. There are 1076 steps in the stairways of each leg, but those are only used by maintenance personnel. Sorry!
The nationally known Arch represents the “Gateway to the West,” when the westward expansion of the United States was taking place in the 19th century.
Let’s play ball! The St. Louis Cardinals are an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division. Trying to catch a game? Their home field is Busch Stadium , and has been since 2006.