6 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near St. Louis Where Life Is Still Simple

St. Louis doesn’t have the same fast-paced city feel of other big cities. In fact, it can feel like a small town sometimes. Those times are never during rush hour on any of our highways. As you try to get to your exit early on any weekday morning, life in a small town can seem like a dream. And, in some ways life in these towns is a dream. You don’t have to fight traffic everyday, people are more apt to remember your name, and it is so peaceful.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

It can be tempting to trade in the hustle and bustle of St. Louis city life, for a quieter place where you’ll know just about everyone in town. Have you thought about leaving the city for a simpler life in a small town? Share with us in the comments below.

Take a drive to this resort in Missouri, for a refreshing city break.