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St. LouisUnited States of America

From paddleboats to sculpture parks, and breweries to the blues, it’s easy to catch the spirit of St. Louis.

St. Louis, known as the Gateway to the West, is an eclectic mixture of Southern charm and Midwest sensibility. Historic neighborhoods with cobblestone streets balance a modern downtown that glistens with sport stadiums, nightclubs and luxury apartments. Blues and jazz giants Chuck Berry and Miles Davis were born here and helped put St. Louis’ thriving club scene on the musical map.

St. Louis’ signature monument, the 630-foot-high (192-meter) Gateway Arch, is the perfect place for newcomers to find their bearings. Ride the tram to the peak for stunning views of the city’s neighborhoods. The surrounding Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park offers a great view into the past with the Old Courthouse and the Museum of Westward Expansion.

Home to Native Americans for centuries before the French arrived in the late 1600s, St. Louis steadily developed into an important trading town and port. The city came into its golden age in 1904 when it hosted both the Summer Olympics and the World’s Fair. A period of decline in the 1950s was followed by successive rejuvenation projects that returned St. Louis to prosperity. To fully appreciate the history of this gutsy city, set aside a day for the Missouri History Museum, the Museum of Transportation and the quirky City Museum.

The Grand Center is the cultural hub, bustling with tourists and locals enjoying the galleries, theaters and concert halls. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is a renown creative center for visual, literary and performing arts. The nearby Laumeier Sculpture Park provides a tranquil setting for art lovers: dozens of sculptures are displayed within the 100-acre (40-hectare) woodland.

For family fun, check out the Magic House-St. Louis’ Children’s Museum, and then unwind in the Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum. Foodies flock to The Hill, the Italian neighborhood where you’ll find St. Louis specialties like butter cake and deep-fried toasted ravioli.

In the evening, head to one of the many bars at Laclede’s Landing or in the Delmar Loop. Grab a Budweiser, which has a brewery in St. Louis, and keep your ears peeled for Chuck Berry, who, in his late eighties, still performs regularly.

Where to stay in St. Louis

Old Courthouse featuring an administrative buidling, a statue or sculpture and heritage architecture

Downtown St. Louis

4/5Very Good!(4,004 area reviews)

Ample dining options, fascinating museums, and great live music are just a few top things to explore in Downtown St. Louis. A visit to Enterprise Center or City Museum might round out your trip, and you can jump aboard the metro at 8th and Pine Station or Stadium Station to get around town.

Downtown St. Louis
Central West End

Central West End

4.5/5Wonderful!(450 area reviews)

The ample dining options and lush forests are just a few popular features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Forest Park or Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Central West End Station to get around town.

Central West End
His & Her’s 🍻

Soulard

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the bars and churches in Soulard. You might want to make time for a stop at Anheuser-Busch Brewery or Soulard Farmer's Market.

Soulard
Lafayette Square which includes a house and a garden

Lafayette Square

The restaurants and shopping are a few reasons travelers visit Lafayette Square. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighborhood, you can visit Enterprise Center and Busch Stadium, a few notable attractions nearby.

Lafayette Square
Can see landings and take offs from highway!

Airport Township

3.5/5Good!(1,019 area reviews)

When in Airport Township and the surrounding area, you'll want to check out sights like St. Louis Mills Mall or James S. McDonnell Prologue Room and hop on the metro to see more the city at Lambert Main Terminal Station or Lambert East Terminal Station.

Airport Township
Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts which includes modern architecture

Grand Center

Unique features of Grand Center include the theaters and art galleries. Make a stop by Fox Theater or Powell Hall while you're exploring the area.

Grand Center

Top Hotels in St. Louis

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
4 out of 5
315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO
The price is ¥10,352 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch, and World Aquarium. Dome at America’s Center and Busch ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,529 reviews)

"The location is the greatest plus, the cost of parking is the greatest disappointment."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
4 out of 5
1 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO
The price is ¥9,718 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gateway Arch National Park, Busch Stadium, and Gateway Arch. America's Center Convention ...

4/5Very Good! (1,021 reviews)

"The view from our ball park field view was great! 2101"…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO
The price is ¥10,666 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Downtown St. Louis, this historic hotel is steps from St. Louis Union Station Mini Golf and St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station. The St. Louis Wheel ...

4.2/5Excellent! (932 reviews)

"This place is unique & there is so much do do on the property. We had an emergency while there & the security team and valet desk acted so quickly & with great care."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in St. Louis

Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
3 out of 5
15431 Conway Rd, Chesterfield, MO
The price is ¥10,352 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Westfield Chesterfield Mall, and Faust Park. Governor Bates ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (742 reviews)

"Nice, clean, and spacious rooms with great in-room amenities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
Staybridge Suites O'Fallon Chesterfield
Staybridge Suites O'Fallon Chesterfield
3 out of 5
1155 Technology Drive, O'Fallon, MO
The price is ¥10,828 per night from Nov 13 to Nov 14

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Missouri Bluffs Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)

"Nice property. Good location. Great place for an extended stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Staybridge Suites O'Fallon Chesterfield
Staybridge Suites St Louis - Westport
Staybridge Suites St Louis - Westport
3 out of 5
25 Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights, MO
The price is ¥8,841 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Located in the heart of Maryland Heights, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Westport Plaza and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Creve Coeur Golf Club. Hollywood Casino ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (294 reviews)

"Very clean facility easy parking and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Staybridge Suites St Louis - Westport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in St. Louis

St. Louis Union Station
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St. Louis Union Station

4/5(615 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of St. Louis when you make a stop at a well-known site like St. Louis Union Station. Experience the area's fascinating museums or attend a baseball game.

Gateway Arch
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Gateway Arch

4.5/5(2,511 reviews)

Enjoy 360-degree views and learn about the history of St. Louis at this world-famous landmark.

City Museum
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City Museum

4.5/5(974 reviews)

This quirky children’s museum invites visitors to crawl through whales, climb into tree houses and whiz down three-story slides.

Forest Park
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Forest Park

4.5/5(1,050 reviews)

Nature, history and cultural institutions come together in one of the United States’ largest urban parks, which buzzes with St. Louis’ dynamic community spirit. 

Busch Stadium
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Busch Stadium

4.5/5(1,468 reviews)

Catch an event at Busch Stadium during your trip to St. Louis. Experience the area's great live music or attend a baseball game.

St. Louis Zoo
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St. Louis Zoo

4.5/5(1,212 reviews)

In the middle of St. Louis, meet the exotic and endangered animals that live in meticulously recreated ecosystems from all over the world.

Top things to do in St. Louis

Private Lewis & Clark History Tour
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Private Lewis & Clark History Tour

¥19,230
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Private Augusta Winery Tour
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Private Augusta Winery Tour

¥19,230
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Beer Lover's Tour
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Private Beer Lover's Tour

¥19,230
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Chocoholic Tour
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Private Chocoholic Tour

¥19,230
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Civil War History Tour
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Private Civil War History Tour

¥19,230
Per adult
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport One Way Transfer
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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport One Way Transfer

¥7,977
Per adult

Reviews of St. Louis

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
1851
5 - Excellent 37.81409601634321%
4 - Good
2326
4 - Good 47.51787538304392%
3 - Okay
615
3 - Okay 12.563840653728294%
2 - Disappointing
75
2 - Disappointing 1.5321756894790604%
1 - Terrible
28
1 - Terrible 0.5720122574055159%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

I grew up on the Illinois side of St. Louis. I have always enjoyed going to St. Louis to see the Arch, Bush Gardens, Stadium and Brewery. I have been to the Science Museum multiple times and would go again. I love the Magic House.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

was nice was down there during the rioting that we had to avoid but was nice

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

St Louis is a great place to visit!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

Words can't express how I feel about town because I don't know what to feel

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Didn't really get to do much due to Covid 19 so a lot of places were closed

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Great town.

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