Gateway to the West
Cheap flights to St. Louis
Whether you want to listen to a world-renowned symphony orchestra, see a breathtaking basilica, gaze up at the enormous Gateway Arch monument, visit the mecca of Budweiser or cheer for the Cardinals, St. Louis is the place for you. Pack your bags, fly with WOW air to St. Louis and prepare for some all-American Heartlands cause the good times will meet you in St. Louis!
Meet me in The Lou
St. Louis or “The Lou” as it’s sometimes nicknamed, is a friendly city of diversity and it sure has character.
Named after Louis IX of France by French settlers in 1764, St. Louis is now the largest metropolitan area in the state of Missouri with an estimated population of just over 310,000. St. Louis hasn’t forgotten its French roots, visible for example in their huge annual Mardi Gras festival, taking place in January and February where the fun lasts for weeks.
St. Louis is a traveler’s paradise with their cuisine being an exciting fusion of their immigrant past. French, Irish, Italian and German cuisine come together in St. Louis for one amazing culinary ride. We highly recommend foodies explore the Delmar Loop area and try the pastries, root beers, pizzas and Korean BBQs while soaking in the multicultural ambiance. There isn’t much food wise you won’t find in these parts.
WOW air flies to St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), which is just 22 km (14 miles) from downtown St. Louis.
Parks & Recreation
Filling up your schedule in St. Louis is a breeze with something great on the agenda for everybody. St. Louis Zoo is one of the world’s best zoos, famous for its innovation in animal management, research and conservation and best of all: admission is free!
For the plant nerds and even their hipster companions, we recommend a day in the Missouri Botanical Garden, widely regarded as one of the very best botanical gardens in the world.
No trip to St. Louis is complete without gazing up at the towering Gateway Arch, the city’s magnificent landmark. Standing tall at 630 feet (192 m.), the Arch is over twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and symbolizes the westward expansion of the United States.
History buffs are encouraged to visit American superstar general Ulysses S. Grant’s former home, White Haven, and don’t forget to stop by at the Cathedral Basilica and see the world’s largest mosaic installation.
Treat yourself to the Heartlands in this classic American city and you’ll be friends with “the Lou” for life.