There are a number of notable attractions in the St. Louis area. Whether you’re exploring one of our museums, cheering for the Cardinals or the Blues or delighting in some regional fare, there’s no shortage of things to see and do during your stay in St. Louis.
The easiest and fastest way to see all of St. Louis? From the top of the famous Gateway Arch! Take in the sights from the top of the Arch and explore the museum located beneath the Arch grounds.
Saint Louis Zoo
Featuring 18,000 animals from 700 different species, the Saint Louis Zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in research, conservation and education. This free attraction is located within Forest Park, a large public park that hosts a number of attractions.
St. Louis Aquarium
Starting in fall of 2019, this 125,000 square-foot aquarium will be located in downtown St. Louis and feature one-of-a-kind exhibits and thousands of aquatic species from all over the world.
Located in downtown St. Louis, City Museum consists of largely architectural and industrial objects that have been repurposed. Complete with slides, a rooftop Ferris wheel, and a number of other attractions, the City Museum is something that has to be experienced to be believed.
Home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium is located in downtown St. Louis. Take in a game or explore Ballpark Village, the dining and entertainment district adjacent to the stadium.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
One of the oldest botanical institutions in the US, this national historic landmark is host to a number of garden features and cultural festivals. Its herbarium, with more than 6.6 million specimens, is the second largest in North America, behind only that of the New York Botanical Garden.
Saint Louis Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the principal art museums in the US and offers a variety of visiting and permanent exhibitions. The three-story museum is located within Forest Park and admission is free.
Saint Louis Science Center
Founded as a planetarium in 1963, the Saint Louis Science Center includes a planetarium and science museum. Admission to the science center is free, and the center is one of many attractions located within Forest Park.
Dining and Nightlife
Westport Plaza/Westport Social
Located in Westport Plaza near the Sheratons at Westport, this classic bar and gaming lounge offers handcrafted cocktails and shareable plates, as well as classic games like bocce ball, table and floor shuffleboard, ping pong, snookball and more.
Union Station – The Grand Hall
This 120-year-old historic landmark has been renovated and updated for the 21st century. Enjoy the elegant historic and carefully restored details of the Grand Hall while enjoying a cocktail or a meal at the full lounge bar.
Named one of the best rooftop bars in the world, this swanky bar and eatery is named for its 360-degree views of downtown Saint Louis.
Fox & Hounds Tavern
This cozy pub is styled in the likeness of the gathering room in an English home. Enjoy an extensive offering of Irish, American and Scottish whiskeys, small plate dishes and live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Renowned for its brunch menu, this cool bar and restaurant offers modern interpretations of comforting classics in addition to a raw bar and craft cocktails.
Porter’s Steakhouse offers a sophisticated take on the classic steakhouse atmosphere and menu and offers happy hour specials and live entertainment.