Un St. Louis there are seventy nine distinct, government designated neighborhoods, this is more than any other city. This adds a certain variance of cultural flavors and experiences in the city. Form the financial hub that is downtown where you can visit the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch, to the once thriving industrial district of Lucedale´s Landing that has now had most of its buildings and warehouses turned into hot nightlife spots and trendy restaurants.
There are many historic sites and landmarks to visit in St. Louis. The most prominent of course is the Gateway Arcs, not only due to the fact that it is the world’s tallest monument, but also because it is responsible for the popular nickname for St. Louis, “Gateway to the West.” You can find the Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park; there you can also visit the Old Court House famous for its Dred Scott slavery case, the Museum of Westward Expansion as well as the first cathedral that was ever erected west of the Mississippi.
The presence of the Anheuser-Busch brewery is the main reason for the association St. Louis has with beer, this brewery is actually the most recognized and largest facilities in the world. Even if beer isn’t your thing, touring the site is a fun experience. The tour will take you to the historic Budweiser Clydesdale Stable, you can also watch beer being made in the Brew House and if you are twenty one or older, you can do all this as you sip on some samples.
Although this is a fact that not everyone is aware of, St. Louis was and still is the center for musical talent and innovation, this became especially apparent at the turn of the 20th century. Ragtime, blues and jazz are extremely entwined in the culture and history of the city and classical music is also very prominent in St. Louis.
Sports fans in general find that St. Louis is their town, especially baseball fanatics. Ten World Series championship titles are held by the St. Louis Cardinals, this puts them second only to the Yankees and they are one of the oldest franchises of Major League Baseball and locals are fanatically devoted to them.
These are just some of the fun things that can be experienced in St. Louis. There is also an amazing food culture due to the cultural diversity that makes St. Louis what it is so even trying out the varies cuisines and trendy restaurants is a fun activity in itself. The great thing is that there is something for everybody, there is so much to see and do that one thing is certain, you will never be bored when in St. Louis.