St. Louis, MO

Travel Guide

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.

St. Louis Travel Guide Video

Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
4 out of 5
400 Olive St, St. Louis, MO
The price is ¥13,692 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 20
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this romantic hotel is steps from Mississippi River and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Old Courthouse and Gateway Arch National ...
3.7/5 Good! (914 reviews)
"I loved that they let us check-in late. The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. A major plus, the Arch is literally a 10 minute walk away. And the only downside, I wish we were able to enjoy it a little bit more."

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
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 ¥17,044 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River, Old Courthouse, and Gateway Arch National Park. Old Cathedral of St. Louis of France ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,937 reviews)
"The property was very nice"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
3.5 out of 5
610 N 7th St, St. Louis, MO
The price is ¥15,671 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 20
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is steps from Mississippi River, America's Center Convention Complex, and Washington Avenue Historic District. National ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (937 reviews)
"Everyone who works there was excellent"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
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Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Riverport - Airport West
Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Riverport - Airport West
3 out of 5
13639 Riverport Dr, Maryland Heights, MO
The price is ¥8,751 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Hollywood Casino, and Centene Community Ice Center. Ameristar ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (869 reviews)
"Clean, courteous and efficient property."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton St. Louis Riverport - Airport West
Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
3 out of 5
15431 Conway Rd, Chesterfield, MO
The price is ¥15,329 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (916 reviews)
"The suite was very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis - Chesterfield
Homewood Suites by Hilton St Louis - Galleria
Homewood Suites by Hilton St Louis - Galleria
3 out of 5
8040 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO
The price is ¥11,898 per night from Nov 20 to Nov 20
Situated in Richmond Heights, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Saint Louis Galleria Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Washington University in St. Louis ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (859 reviews)
"The full size fridge in the room was so convenient to use while we stayed for a week! The rooms were quiet even though our room view was the highway we didn't hardly hear anything. The breakfast in the mornings was nice because it wasn't always the same thing and the food had great flavor. Once exiting ..."

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton St Louis - Galleria
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.