St. Louis is one of the top cities to visit in America. From great food, art, and outdoor adventure to baseball and historical areas, St. Louis is the place to be!

Continue reading for 15 reasons to love St Louis.

1. St. Louis Cardinals

This American city is home to the St. Louis Cardinals. This baseball team is one of the greatest in history, winning a total of 11 World Series!

If you enjoy sports, get your tickets to Busch Stadium and watch the Cardinals play.

2. The Gateway Arch

An obvious reason to love St. Louis the Gateway Arch, a monument that marks westward expansion in the country. It stands at 192 meters, the tallest monument in America.

3. Beer and Floats

St. Louis is home to more than 60 breweries and brewpubs, such as Anheuser-Busch, Civil Life, and Urban Chestnut.

Go to Fitz’s and try their premium root beer. Their signature root beer float is topped with chocolate and vanilla ice cream. You might want to hit the gym after having it, but it’s totally worth it.

4. Delicious Food

St. Louis is also known for its incredible barbecue. You can find delectable barbecue at Sugarfire, Pappy’s, and Salt + Smoke.

Culturally diverse restaurants are everywhere. There’s Simba Ugandan Restaurant, Fork & Stix, Guerrilla Street Food, and Tai Ke.

You can’t skip dessert in St. Louis. Choose from Switzer’s, Sweets & Treats of St. Louis, Mom’s Originals, and Ted Drewes’ frozen custard.

5. Cathedral Basilica

See the beauty of the Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End. Its 143-foot high ceilings, outside architecture, and stunning mosaics are enough to wow anyone.

6. Little Italy

The Hill district is widely known as Little Italy. Visitors come here for Italian culture and history. Shop for records at Vintage Vinyl and see a movie at the Tivoli Theater, which has been restored to its 1924 glory. Eat at the pop-culture-themed Blueberry Hill and enjoy live music.

7. The Art Scene

Whether its artwork, music, or theater, you’ll find its plentiful in St. Louis. Gaze at art in the Saint Louis Art Museum and learn about the history of blues at the National Blues Museum.

The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has 4 operas every summer.

The Muny, another theater, is the oldest outdoor musical theater in the U.S. The layout is similar to a traditional Greek theater. Enjoy a play or musical and the fresh air at the Muny.

8. Art Outside of Museums

Art isn’t just in museums and theaters. There’s public art everywhere. When you walk around St. Louis, you’ll spot at least one mural, installment, or sculpture.

Some include The Way by Alexander Liberman, Meeting of the Waters by Carl Milles, and the Moto Wall Mura.

9. Missouri Botanical Gardens

At Missouri Botanical Gardens, you’re free to stroll around the 79 acres of the establishment and explore the different gardens. There’s the 14-acre Japanese Garden, English Woodland Garden, Ottoman Garden, and others.

Visit in time for one of the annual events, such as the Gardenland Express, the Orchid Show, and the Japanese Festival.

10. South Grand

South Grand is known as the International District of St. Louis.

There are 14 countries represented in South Grand and 13 businesses that are owned independently. Experience many cultures in just one place!

11. Outside Exploration

Leaving the city, you can find many places to explore. There’s the Ozark Mountains for those who love a good view or hiking. You can walk through or camp at nearby parks.

12. St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo is a free zoo full of species to learn about.

They have alligators, sloths, lions, elephants, giraffes, and so much more. Aside from seeing animals, you can attend events. The zoo holds Jungle Boogies, a parents picnic, and Zootoberfest.

13. Old Architecture

In St. Louis, rather than tearing down old buildings, they’re being repaired and reused.

Old schools are turned into apartment buildings and Granite City YMCA is now a loft apartment complex. Microbreweries, studios, and offices are also the new residents of the repaired buildings.

14. Tour The Great Rivers

Big Muddy Adventures with Mike Clark gives visitors a chance to tour along the Missouri River or the Mississippi River.

Paddle on one of these rivers and you’ll go past the Gateway Arch and see wildlife, flora, and foliage. Spend a relaxing day on the water.

15. Birds

If you can’t get to the St. Louis Zoo, have no fear! You won’t have trouble spotting all sorts of birds at Tower Grove Park in the spring and fall.

Many of the birds go to the Robert and Martha Gaddy Wild Bird Garden. This garden has a waterfall and is full of places for birds to perch.

You can also stop at the World Bird Sanctuary if you particularly love birds.

St Louis is a Lovely and Diverse City

There’s so much to see and do in St Louis. Great food is everywhere, breweries are abundant, nature and art thrive, and the city is just beautiful.

Anyone who visits St. Louis will experience its diverse culture and have a great time.

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