St. Louis February 26, 2018
11 Reasons Why St. Louis Is The Best Vacation City In America
Whether you’re an out-of-towner looking for an unforgettable vacation spot or a local hoping to make the most of a staycation, there’s nothing like a trip through St. Louis. Our stunning city hides more wonders than you can even imagine, and experiencing it through the eyes of a tourist is truly memory-making. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at the wonders we offer:
1. World-class attractions can be explored for free in St. Louis.
Our spectacular zoo and many museums offer free admission, allowing you to vacation on a budget. Who doesn't love saving a buck or two?!
2. The Gateway Arch really is worth seeing in person.
The world's tallest arch is humbling to see in person, and you'll understand why locals love the landscape so much when you first lay your eyes upon its majesty.
3. The city, though urban, is still overflowing with green space.
Forest Park, which spans a remarkable 1,293 acres, is even larger than Central Park. The Missouri Botanical Garden is stunning in every season. Oh, and we're probably one of the only places in the world to have a
park complete with giant turtle statues
4. There is so much history in our city.
The city dates back to 1764, when it was founded by the French in Spanish territory. A legacy of historic preservation and storytelling keep its history alive and well today.
5. St. Louis style pizza is out of this world.
Provel cheese? Um, yes please.
6. We're home to the world's largest brewer, but we still have plenty of microbreweries to explore.
If you're a beer aficionado, take a tasting tour through St. Louis. It's
not hard to come across good beer here.
7. If you like dogs, you'll like St. Louis.
We're a dog-friendly community, which is awesome for us animal lovers. We're home to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, though it will soon be moving to New York. Even after the museum leaves, there will still be plenty of ways to enjoy St. Louis with your furry friends. Your pup can even stay with you in
the chicest hotel in the city
8. You'll never run out of things to do.
Beauty is etched in many features across the city, from its parks to its architecture. You can explore history and culture as you walk through countless iconic sites in the city.
9. You haven't lived until you've tried Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
This charming company has been in the area since 1929, and it definitely hits the spot on a warm summer day. Need a way to cool down during your trip? Look no further than the nearest Ted Drewes.
10. Flora and fauna can be found even in the most urban places in the city.
Koi ponds and gardens give St. Louis an earthy flare, and locals can't get enough of it.
11. St. Louis is one of the most gorgeous cities in the Midwest.
Need we say more? This stunning shot speaks for itself.
If you’ve never considered St. Louis as a vacation destination, you certainly should. There’s no city in the nation quite like it, and you’ll be entertained from the time you arrive until your vacation comes to an end. Where would you like to explore in St. Louis? Share your favorite spots (and the ones still on your bucket list) in the comments below!
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