Resting on the eastern edge of Missouri, St. Louis offers an iconic gateway into the heart of America’s midwest. Get to know every slice of the city by seeing it in reliable fashion, choosing between the expansive MetroLink train system or going private with a quaint rental that makes time fly by. Reserve a stretched limousine for cruising down Broadway or go with a private SUV perfect for taking the whole family to Forest Park. Those who need a ride to the America’s Center for a special event should go with a taxi drop-off instead, or go with a hotel close to a MetroLink stop, from the popular St. Louis Center Hotel on 14th Street to the fanciful Hotel Majestic on Pine Street. With 20 minutes separating downtown and Lambert Airport, fliers may want to keep close to Peach Tree Drive, not only for on-time arrivals but the perk of shuttles.
Known for being a city rich in amusements, St. Louis has made a name for itself in must-see pitstop destinations, from the iconic lookouts atop The Gateway Arch to gorgeous estate lawns at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Head to Tower Grove Park for a day of Mid 19th-century delights, looking out at spring flowers from ornate gazebos or horse carriage rides, afterward getting the whole enchilada at Forest Park. Taking up over 1,000 acres of west St. Louis, Forest Park is home to a handful of museums, the Saint Louis Zoo, plus a variety of trails, lakes, & ponds that make the art of exploring heaven. Turn the sunset delightful by taking in orange-hued skylines at Citygarden, located on the inner-city’s Market Street and offering a variety of nearby restaurants perfect for closing a perfect day. The city’s most popular choices are Pappy’s Smokehouse, home to iconic eats in kitschy digs, as well as the late-night NOLA seafood at Broadway Oyster Bar.