Destination: Saint Louis

Posted: December 19, 2010 in Cities

Downtown Saint Louis

If you’re planning a vacation next year, Saint Louis needs to be on that list. I’ve been to Chicago and New York, and while the two are amazing places to visit, Saint Louis is a city that doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Low cost of living, vibrant nightlife, and some of the best sports fans in the country are just some of the reasons you need to make this place a part of your travel itinerary.

Soulard Mardi Gras


Soulard is a historic French neighborhood that is home to restaurants, pubs and the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. Venture south about five minutes and you’ll find this gem filled with revelers from all over sampling some of the finest in German beer and food. Soulard is also home to Anheuser-Busch Inbev(formerly Anheuser-Busch), the world’s largest brewer. Take a brewery tour and see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales and see how great American beer is made.

Art Museum--Forest Park

Forest Park:

Home to The World’s Fair in 1904, Forest Park is over 50% larger than Central Park in New York City. Opened in 1876, the park has an expansive art museum, exposition center for the Louisiana Purchase, and one of the country’s biggest FREE zoos. Rent a boat and paddle around the lake in front of the Art Museum. It also captures GREAT views of the famous Chase Park Plaza.

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1904 World's Fair Pavillion

Jewel Box Greenhouse















Saint Louis Zoo:

The Saint Louis Zoo(founded in 1904 just after The World’s Fair)is one of the largest free zoo attractions in the country. Home to some of the largest, most beautiful animals in the world. You can spend a whole day at the Saint Louis Zoo taking in anything from zebras and tigers to sea lions and penguins. Be sure to catch a ride on the train that takes you throughout the zoo’s enormous campus.  Visit for more information.


Saint Louis Zoo


















Gateway Arch:

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