Meet us in St. Louis!
After watching the iconic Meet me in St. Louis, reading up on the history of this former French settlement and seeing how incredibly cheap our WOW prices to this historical city in the American Midwest really are, you might want to check out our list of fun things to see and do in St. Louis.
1) The Cathedral of St. Louis
The Cathedral of St. Louis is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The Romanesque exterior is undeniably beautiful, but it’s the Byzantine interior that is really beyond belief. Outside of the San Marco basilica in Venice, the Cathedral of St Louis has more mosaics than any other church in the world and it's truly worth the visit!
2) Saint Louis Science Center
The Saint Louis Science Center is full of fun, engaging and educational attractions for the whole family. Gaze up at the stars in their planetarium, enjoy a film at their OMNIMAX theater or dig deep with over 700 interactive exhibits. Don't miss the special summer exhibition Destination Moon – The Apollo 11, open from April 14 - September 3, 2018.
3) The Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is usually considered among the finest botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, with both formal and international gardens. It’s a popular attraction among knowledge-thirsty nature lovers but it’s also just a wonderful place for a stroll. Make a point to visit the Climatron which is usually a huge hit but don’t underestimate the size of this place. This garden deserves a full day and be sure to get a glimpse of their evening activities and schedule.
4) Forest Park
This huge and gorgeous park is the site of the 1904 World's Fair. Forest Park is America's second largest urban park and it's also home to the St. Louis Art Museum and the ever popular St. Louis Zoo, which was recently voted the Best Zoo and America's Top Free Attraction.
5) Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
This is a prime destination for all history buffs but you don’t even have to be a U.S. history fan to enjoy a visit to this historical home, even though it happens to have been the home of the victorious Civil War general and the 18th president of the United States of America, Ulysses S. Grant.
6) Frank Lloyd Wright House / Ebsworth Park
If you find yourself in St. Louis and enjoy fine design and architecture, this really is a house you shouldn’t miss. Even if you’re a massive Frank Lloyd Wright fan whose seen a bunch of Frank Lloyd Wright houses already, this one stands out as it was designed for an artist with modest means and Wright's approach to the assignment is truly amazing. Visits are by appointment only and small groups (10-12 people) are led by professional docents.
7) TrapezeSTL - Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center
Have you ever dreamt of “floating through the air with the greatest of ease”? Well, now is your chance to sign up for a trapeze lesson with TrapezeSTL to maybe overcome some fear and work on that trust to have amazing fun with friends or family. This might mean taking a step out of your comfort zone but boy is it worth it for the thrilling experience of taking flight, with a safety net of course!
8) Anheuser-Busch Brewery
What’s this? We’re glad you asked because Anheuser-Busch Brewery is home to the all-American Budweiser beer. If you want a piece of the authentic American beer experience, this brewery should be at the top of your list. Their St. Louis brewery provides an array of signature tours and attractions like The Biergarten and experiences like Day Fresh and The Beermaster Tours, not to mention the impressive historical architecture.
9) The Magic House – St. Louis Children’s Museum
If you’ve been to a big city museum with your kids, you know it can easily turn into an overwhelming experience for the entire family with bored children and nerve-wracked parents. Not here. It’s more likely you’ll have to drag your kids out of here 4 hours later, promising to return as soon as possible. The Magic House is an inviting place with lots of popular attractions for kids of all ages and while this place is definitely education it’s mostly just super fun.
10) The Gateway Arch
Last but not least, this blog would not be complete, without St. Louis’ most prominent landmark. This towering 630 foot arch is the tallest man-made monument in the United States and an unmissable stop for anyone visiting the city. Built to commemorate the western expansion of the United States, it is a strong symbol of the continent’s history. You can access the Gateway Arch with a trip to the top which offers amazing views of the city from its most famous building.