5 Reasons to Visit St. Louis

Located in the heart of the Midwest, it is apparent that St. Louis has accumulated traditions from all parts of the country. From great barbeque, to rich history and many cultures, St. Louis exhibits many traditions from around the country, and is a great city to travel to! Here are five of the best reasons you should visit:
The Pageant [St. Louis, Missouri]

The Pageant | If you’re a fan of live music, then The Pageant should be your first stop when visiting St. Louis. This concert venue was ranked one of the top five music venues in the world. From smooth jazz, to lively alternative, The Pageant has music that everyone is sure to like.
The Gateway Arch [St. Louis, Missouri] The Gateway Arch | St. Louis is known for many things: its incredible barbeque, its many sports teams, and the one key landmark that nearly all Americans can identify – the Gateway Arch.  This 630-foot arch was built in 1963 and, as a result of its location, was deemed the Gateway to the West. Visitors can take a tram to the top of the arch for a nominal fee.
Anheuser Busch Brewery [St. Louis, Missouri] Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour | Sample popular brews while learning about one of America’s most well-known beer companies. These tours feature an in-depth look at the brewery, as well as a stop at the sample station. You even get to meet the famous Budweiser Clydesdales!
Washington Avenue [St. Louis, Missouri] Washington Avenue | Planning to have a night out on the town in St. Louis? Stroll down Washington Avenue, where you’re sure to find a restaurant or bar that fits your mood for the night. Rain or shine, summer or winter, Washington Avenue always has something fun to offer.
Sweetie Pies [St. Louis, Missouri] Sweetie Pies | If you’re looking for great southern-style cooking, then you have to stop at Sweetie Pies. This restaurant, which was made famous after the reality series, “Welcome to Sweetie Pies,” (aired on the Oxygen television network), is one of St. Louis’s most well-known lunch spots in the city. Visitors should be warned to get there early on Sunday because the line often extends out the front door of the building.


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Annamarie Ferguson

Annamarie is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She loves to travel, play with her Boston Terrier and cook. Her favorite place to travel is Southeast Asia.

Annamarie’s Favorite Travel Tip: – Bring a thick knit scarf to keep you warm and comfortable on long flights.

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