St. Louis January 03, 2018
11 Things Every St. Louisan Wants The Rest Of The Country To Know
St. Louis is a remarkable city whose splendor has captivated many, influencing them to put down roots so that they can enjoy its wonders as a resident. Despite the city’s progress in recent years, it seems much of the nation is still unaware of what a magical place it truly is. That leaves it up to us resident St. Louisans to tell the world what our coveted community is really like, and it’s no minor task. There is so much to say about a city with so much to offer, but these eleven points help sum up what we’re all about:
1. St. Louis is the best vacation you’ve never considered taking.
You will fall in love with St. Louis. Not only is affordable, but it is a charming destination with historic, architectural, and natural attractions that have the power to delight people of all ages. Whether you are spending a weekend or a lifetime in the city, you'll discover that there is a little piece of paradise within the city limits.
2. The Gateway Arch isn't the city's only impressive attraction...
You will be transfixed by the unusual architecture of The Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Louis, and the sweet sounds of the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the country will leave you enchanted. There are notable destinations all across the city, many of which you had probably never heard of.
3. In fact, many of us have never even visited it.
You definitely should, though. It's just such a familiar part of our landscape that many St. Louisans have lived here years and never felt the desire to visit it.
4. You won't run out of things to see in St. Louis.
If you ever visit the city and feel like you've seen it all, don't be afraid to ask a local for some suggestions. We don't bite, and we know the best and the zaniest of what this great city has to offer.
5. St. Louis is overflowing with culture.
Pictured here is The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, home of the largest mosaic installation in the world. This stunning site is just one of many throughout the city that will leave you entranced.
6. You won't believe how many wonders are hiding in St. Louis.
The Jewel Box, an art deco greenhouse conservatory hidden away in Forest Park- these perfectly demonstrate the types of urban gems you'll find hidden here. Prepare to immerse yourself in art, history, and local flavors as you get to know St. Louis and all that it offers.
7. The natural beauty of St. Louis' landscape is undeniable.
You may have wondered what draws people to such a seemingly overlooked city. For many, that attraction is the majesty and serenity of the city's natural surroundings. Sunsets along the Mississippi River are incredible, the intricacy of the St. Louis limestone that perches on the surface of our bluffs is mesmerizing, and the stunning variety of flora and fauna that dwells in this region leaves us intrigued.
8. Having grown up in such an eccentric environments, St. Louisans are unlike anyone else in the world.
We've been shaped and influenced by our crazy city, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Just don't mind some of the weird habits we've acquired along the way!
9. If you're ever in town, you should definitely catch a game or two.
The energy and camaraderie of St. Louis sports fans are incredible, and you'll find yourself rooting for the home team no matter what sporting event you choose to go see. Busch Stadium, pictured, offers incredible views of the city in addition to an unforgettable experience.
10. St. Louis is truly the gateway to the Midwestern plate.
Our topography allows us to fill up our plates with oodles of local produce, and our local culture has perfected favorites like Provel cheese and toasted ravioli. If St. Louisan comfort food isn't your thing (which we honestly
will judge you for), you're bound to love our authentic ethnic eateries. No matter what you decide to snack on, there's a local brew that it'll pair perfectly with.
11. There's a whole lot of heart in St. Louis.
The Gateway City consistently ranks as one of the most charitable in the country, and you won't be so surprised when you meet the locals. Some remarkable people call this city home, and upon your arrival, you'll find that they make it a truly special place to be.
In case we haven’t convinced you of the splendor of St. Louis, this video by
Stoneburner Drone Service should help you understand:
St. Louis is one of the loveliest places in the nation, but our great city still feels like a hidden gem amidst all the hype surrounding America’s other metropolises. Whether or not the rest of the nation realizes what a gem our city is, we’ll always cherish it.
Think you know all there is to know about St. Louis? You’ve just barely scratched the surface! For more fun facts, check out these
interesting tidbits about the Gateway Arch.