The city of St. Louis lies along the Mississippi River, and is commonly referred to as the ‘Gateway to the West’. Made famous with its iconic Gateway Arch, passionate sports fans, and blues music scene, there’s always something interesting to do year-round. Best of all, many of its top attractions are free or cheap to visit, so you can enjoy a packed city break on a small budget.

    A must-visit is its 630-ft-tall Gateway Arch, designed by Eero Saarinen. This stainless-steel structure marks the symbolic portal to the American West – rise via tram to the top of the Arch for sweeping views of St. Louis and the Mississippi River. Come back down to explore the rest of the city, which boasts live blues clubs and laidback joints serving the legendary Louis-style BBQ.

    Where & what to eat in St. Louis

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    Where to shop & what to buy in St. Louis

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      Shopping in St. Louis is a constantly surprising experience. For vintage hunters, the whole city is a playground of independent shops, creative collectives, and arty boutiques. Big brands and top designer labels can be found too, though they're generally kept safely contained in the large shopping malls, while the streets of St. Louis are lined with speciality shops and start...

    Where to go & what to do at night in St. Louis

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      The nightlife in St. Louis is an eclectic sum of its parts, a collection of vibrant neighbourhoods offering their own unique night-time scenes. Most visitors tend to hit a bar on the downtown strip, Washington Avenue, and say they have 'done' St. Louis nightlife. Downtown does dominate the city’s evening entertainment, but that's not all there is on offer...

    Useful information

    • St. Louis Travel Essentials

      Our St. Louis Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Missouri, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from St. Louis Lambert International Airport to my hotel? What currency and...

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