Where to Get Started with a Visit to St. Louis

St. Louis has long been one of the most important cities in Missouri. Having only been settled in around 400 years ago, this part of th...

St. Louis has long been one of the most important cities in Missouri. Having only been settled in around 400 years ago, this part of the US isn’t quite as old as a lot of the other towns and cities which you can find. Despite this, it has a rich history to offer, with loads of things to see and do, making it an excellent place to start your journey into this state. To give you an idea of exactly what you'll find, this post will be exploring some of the most popular attractions in St. Louis, giving you the chance to get started on choosing the right trip for you.

History & Education

A lot of people like to spend their vacations learning as much as they possibly can. When you’re visiting a place for the first time, it makes sense that you’d want to soak up as much as possible, with loads of people spending their vacations visiting museums and significant spots. St. Louis has loads to offer in this area, though a lot of the options you will find offer a unique twist. The City Museum, for example, is largely built from scrap, and is home to some of the world’s largest slides. It's an amazing place to visit, and I still regret that when I visited, I didn't have enough time to spend at the museum. Definitely plan to spend a few hours there to explore all the nooks and crannies All in all, this makes this city great for families, couples, and even those traveling alone, as these attractions are good for any age.

Food & Drink

Like much of the US, St. Louis seems to have a very large population of food-lovers. While this can make meals a little more expensive, it also means that you will have access to some delicious options.  Of all the places I've visited, I think St. Louis's food has been my favorite (make sure to see everything I ate here). Being quite a progressive city, you can easily find a vegetarian menu in most of the places you visit, and this makes the whole trip far easier for those with dietary restrictions. Along with food, you will also find a strong drinking culture in St. Louis, with loads of quality bars to try out. Of course, this sort of fun may not be as easy to navigate for those with kids.


Visiting a city to get a slice of nature might sound a little silly to some, but St. Louis isn’t the same as a lot of urban environments. Filled with parks, sports fields, and other open areas, it’s easy to find a spot to relax which will make you feel like you’re in the countryside. Likewise, the local Botanical garden and zoo can also provide you with the chance to experience a little bit of nature. A lot of these options are inexpensive and sometimes even free! You may even be able to find the time to visit an area or two which is significant to the Native Americans who called this place home in the past.

With all of this in mind, you should be working hard to get started on the time you put into your visit to St. Louis. When you have the chance to visit a place with such variety, it will be important that you take the bull by the horns, seeing as much as you possibly can.

Have you ever visited St. Louis? 

What were your favorite things to do?

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