Westward-headed winged adventurers who glance below their avian path may catch a glimpse of symmetrically-arranged plots of earth in varying shades of chartreuse, jade, and olive, unexpectedly cleft by a shimmering waterway as far as the eye can see. As the terroir creeps ever closer upon descent, wide swaths of land give way to tree-lined streets bustling with busy pedestrians, parks filled with the sounds of adolescent joy, and eventually reveal an idyllic slice of Midwestern paradise: Alton, Illinois.
Victorian Queen Anne mansions and Alton hotels lined along brick laid walkways allow travelers to amble along the Mississippi River, absorbing the breezy riverside energy as you follow your nose street by street. Indulge in a slice of fresh baked strawberry pie and sigh with rapture as your fork gently breaks the flaky crust, or pick up one of the rental cars in Alton, IL to catch a glimpse of bald eagles at sundown as they soar past the pearlescent limestone bluffs just north of town. Dusk awakens ancient phantasms who call Alton— one of the most haunted cities in America— home, so once the moon’s silvery orb hangs high in the sky, it’s time to seek sanctuary in your choice of hotels in Alton, IL.
If the allure of the Gateway to the West proves irresistible, let the call of St. Louis carry you southward as the cool strains of Alton native Miles Davis’ jazz masterpieces provide the soundtrack. St. Louis’ unique cuisine is inimitable, so let your olfactory desires lead you towards oregano-topped crispy pizza, local style, or a plate of savory toasted ravioli—whatever your culinary cravings desire. And no matter your budget, there’s no shortage of cheap hotels in St. Louis as well as lavish lodging options to welcome you for an overnight stay and help you greet the dawn with fresh-squeezed juice nestled next to a made-to-order scramble.
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