When company arrives from out of town, they will surely have a list of their top attractions to visit. Those places will mostly include our zoo, museums, and parks. While all are fantastic attractions and world class venues, they only give a glimpse of all St. Louis has to offer. This list features 11 of the places
we go and love, a real slice of St. Louis life.
While some of these are certainly underrated, most are just taken for granted here in the best possible way – we just know they are great and never give them a second thought. Read below to see how you can show your guest the places we love here in St. Louis.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Das Bevo
Located in the historic Bevo Mill and built by the Anheuser Busch family, Das Bevo has restored the greatness of this landmark. Das Bevo offers authentic German food for lunch and dinner, and also features an amazing Sunday Brunch. You can book weddings and special events inside this castle-like Windmill too. The selection within the Bierhall offers many local craft brewery selections as well as an impressive wine list.
Das Bevo - 4749 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63116
2. Cherokee Street
Cherokee Street is one of the oldest commence centers in St. Louis. Now home to antique shops, funky art stores, and specialty shops, this neighborhood is one your guest will love seeing. Dead Wax Records is a must see when you visit. The specialty store features vinyl records at unbelievable prices, music memorabilia, and always offers a friendly laid back attitude that Cherokee street is famous for. Cherokee Street is also a great place to stop for the best Mexican food in St. Louis.
Dead Wax Records - 1959 Cherokee St., St. Louis, Missouri 63118
3. Eureka, Missouri
Eureka is home to many great attractions, including Six Flags. While many families come to St. Louis to spend the day at Six Flags, it is also a nice trip for those who are empty nesters. Spending the day here just enjoying the carnival-like atmosphere will make anyone feel like a kid again.
Six Flags St. Louis - 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, Missouri 63025
After your park visit you can swing by the huge Great Midwestern Antique Mall to browse all kinds of treasures. Should your guest visit in the winter months, a driving tour of the holiday lights in Jellystone Park will amaze them. Great Midwestern Antique Mall - 530 Workman Rd., Eureka, Missouri 63025
Sure, there are many fancier places to get a pizza in St. Louis. But when your guest is tired after a long day of sightseeing, offering them a square of Imo's pizza is sure to be a hit. Always dishing up a great pizza featuring the famous provel mix on this authentic St. Louis thin crust pizza, this one pizza joint could be the one thing they come back to St. Louis for. There are many Imo's locations within St. Louis; the one shown above is the Webster Groves store.
Imo's -Webster Grove - 8115 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Missouri 63119.
5. White Castle
Opening its first store in 1932 in St. Louis, White Castle is an icon symbol of home here. There are other places fortunate enough to have White Castle in their cities, but if your guest has never experienced a freshly cooked slider, then this will be a treat for them. There are many locations in the St. Louis area and you'll have no trouble spotting the blue and white buildings as you navigate the city. This is the South Lindbergh location.
White Castle - 5615 S Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63123
A trip to Rigazzi's with your company will have them experiencing some of the best Italian food in St. Louis, getting a first hand view of the historic Hill area — and they can have a beer in the famous fish bowl too. Rigazzi's is a St. Louis institution, serving authentic Italian food since 1957. Known for quality, hospitality, the Arch you'll want to get photos under, and those huge frozen bowls of beer too.
Rigazzi's - 4945 Daggett Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110
7. Eat-Rite Diner
You can't let your guest leave St. Louis without trying a slinger at the Eat-Rite Diner. Will they like the egg, chili, hamburger, and onion dish? Maybe, but they will never forget trying it!
Eat-Rite Diner - 622 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63102
8. Seamus McDaniel's
Dinner, or a pint, at Seamus McDaniel's will give your guest a taste of the Irish spirit of St. Louis, and a view of our historic Dogtown neighborhood too. Seamus McDaniel's has been serving amazing authentic Irish and American food since 1985, and features a warm pub setting for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. While your guest can't go wrong ordering the Irish fare offered here, the hamburgers here might just be the best in St. Louis.
Seamus McDaniel's - 1208 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63139
9. Blueberry Hill
Blueberry Hill is a great stop for a guest who loves music, Chuck Berry, or just really great food. Sadly, Chuck Berry has passed but his spirit is alive within the walls of Blueberry Hill. Located in the Delmar loop, this venue is close to many other night time attractions if your guest wants to sample the party atmosphere in St. Louis.
Blueberry Hill - 6504 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63130
One of the founding neighborhoods in St. Louis, Soulard is a great place to show your guest our biggest farmers market, take a walking tour of the restored buildings, and get a feel of the lasting French legacy of St. Louis. Soulard Farmers Market is a bustling place with the freshest produce and handmade goods. You and your guest could spend hours here. Soulard Farmers Market - 730 Carroll St., St. Louis, MO 63104
But save some time to sample the coffee at the Soulard Coffee Garden and Cafe. Housed in a restored historic brick home, the cafe's interior is worthy of a first hand look and your guest will love the coffee too. They also offer a lush patio for relaxing over lunch. Soulard Coffee Garden and Cafe - 909 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
11. Tower Grove
A walking tour of Tower Grove Park will show your guest the best of what our parks offer here, and give them a history of the Tower Grove area too. Perfect for pictures, or just to see what everyone raves about, this park will not disappoint your guests. Tower Grove Park - 4256 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110
After the park you can visit Sweetart bakery and art shop to round out your Tower Grove experience. Sweetart creates amazing brownies, cakes, cupcakes, and more — and offers vegan bakery choices too. They also feature paintings, drawings, and prints available for purchase. Sweetart - 2203 S 39th St., St. Louis, Missouri 63110
This list is sure to make your guest’s visit a memorable one. And they will get to see most of our historic city while sampling some of the best and most unique foods in the country. Have you taken out-of-towners to any of these places? Please share your experience with us in the comments below or on Facebook.