Long known as the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has been a hub of business and entertainment since the United States was young. But St. Louis hasn't lost its spirit -- in fact, it's a more vibrant, entertaining city than ever. There are plenty of cheap hotels in east St. Louis, as well as attractions to enjoy, regardless of whether you're traveling with family, taking a getaway with friends, or just going solo.
Out and About in St. Louis
St. Louis is a baseball town through and through, and no sports lover's visit to the city would be complete without a stop at Busch Stadium to catch a Cardinals game. Traveling with kids in tow? Many hotels in St. Louis, such as those in Forest Park, have easy access to the city's family-friendly attractions, such as its zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is considered one of the leading zoos in the country, and it's free for all visitors. Kids and the young at heart alike will also love the nearby City Museum's unique, all-ages playground. From the City Museum, you're just a few blocks from the famous Gateway Arch. Take a ride up to the top of the Arch to finish your trip with a breathtaking view of the entire city.
Eating and Drinking
From touring the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery to sipping pints at the many microbreweries throughout the city, you won't have a hard time finding your new favorite drink in St. Louis. The city prides itself in the skill of its expert bartenders, and the craft cocktails mixed at bars like Taste and Planter's House are said to rival those found in New York and San Francisco. St. Louis is also known for its delicious all-American food, especially its barbecue. Make sure to stop into Pappy's Smokehouse or another local spot for a hearty slab of ribs.
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