A historic and wonderful place to visit, St. Louis is the pride of the Midwest. The tall Gateway Arch greets you into the city and you know you have arrived. There is a lot to see and do in this growing and expanding city. Once thought of as a boring and grimy place, this city has been making strides to turn itself into one of the nicer and cleaner cities to visit. And it’s a good thing they have. St. Louis is home to some impressive sports teams like the Cardinals and Rams, the city is also home to the most famous brewing company in the country, Anheuser-Busch. With friendly people, tasty barbeque, and excellent nightlife, what more could you ask for. Check out St. Louis and enjoy a nice city without breaking the bank.
The Gateway Arch is really the centerpiece of the city. This large monument is the tallest national monument in the world. Built as a bridge to the west, this arch welcomes locals and tourists alike to the city. Ride an elevator up to the top and check out the cool view of the city. Directly below the arch, next to one side is a historical museum, Museum of Westward Expansion. When walking around the city, see the Old Courhouse. It’s not the coolest thing to take a tour of, but definitely a beautiful architectural piece. The St. Louis Zoo is one of the largest in the country. During warmer months it’s a great day activity. The Botanical Gardens are nice to visit on a slower day. The serenity you feel upon entering this space is nice and the flowers are just beautiful. Take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. College students love taking the tour and learning about one of the largest breweries around. Learn about the history of the company, the Clydesdales, and the brewhouse. And get this, the tour and beer tasting is free to visitors. If you are looking for something more unique and authentic, go to the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Step back in time as you enjoy village shops, entertainers, feasts, jousting knights, characters in renaissance clothing, and some old-fashioned activities.