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Every great story has a protagonist with a nuanced and moving character arc, like “Mad Men’s” receptionist-turned-copy chief Peggy Olson, Southern heiress Scarlet O’Hara in “Gone with the Wind,” and womanizing Albert Johnson of “The Color Purple.” With each new experience, they grow, change, rise to the occasion, and resolve our suspense. Likewise, the best adventures arc, too. You embark on an unfamiliar land, explore its landscape and culture, learn from the people and the place, and you’re changed. Curving over the city skyline, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch stands as a memorial to the pioneers and explorers who did the same and found their way into the history books. Speaking of books, book one of our hotels in St. Louis and add your story to the Gateway City.
The Gateway Arch is not the only thing to do in St. Louis, but for the not-so-faint-of-heart, it is a “must-do” entry on an elevated itinerary. Knowing what brings you to the Gateway of the West might help you decide where to stay in St. Louis. Downtown offers plenty of attractions for visitors to the city, and many of the best St. Louis hotels are located there, sidled up to the mighty Mississippi River. Farther afield, among sprawling parks and tranquil gardens, you’ll find hideaways on the fringe of busy downtown. Here are some of the more popular areas in the city and great hotels close by:
There is no denying it; St. Louis is a baseball town. When the hometown Cardinals are playing at Busch Stadium, the entire city buzzes with excitement and grand stand lights. Even if you can’t make it to a game, feed on the frenzy across the street from the diamond at Ballpark Village.
From 630 feet above the ground, downtown St. Louis looks even more spectacular and that’s exactly what you’ll get from atop the Gateway Arch. This iconic stainless steel landmark offers a breathtaking view of the city as well as a 30-mile vista to the east and the west. Look out over Busch Stadium, Citygarden, and Aloe Plaza. Your story starts at the top.
Of course, you can’t say you’ve stayed in St. Louis if you haven’t wined and dined in a beautiful setting. Just south of the lily ponds and romantic gazebos of Tower Grove Park, you’ll find a concentrated collection of critically acclaimed and locally loved dining options. From banh mi to baba ganoush, the streets of this idyllic neighborhood are simmering with international eats that remind you that, even in the middle of America, we aren’t alone in the world. And when you crave some heartland cookin’ made from scratch, stop in for lunch and pastries at SweetArt—you can even join a baking class, which is sure to lift your spirits.
West of downtown, Forest Park is a vast ocean of green in an otherwise urban landscape. Here, you’ll find the zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, and an outdoor theater. The park is surrounded by some of the city’s most historic districts, including Central West End, where you’ll find the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, T.S. Eliot’s former abode, and the childhood home of Tennessee Williams.
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