This is a cool and cheap city with great neighborhoods and history. Architecture is amazing and virtually all tourist attractions are free or cheap. Good Baseball team if you are in to that. 2nd best zoo in america and its FREE, all Museaums are FREE. Beer and food is cheap and great stl style food, BBQ, Pizza, Toasted Ravioli, good craft beers. Add STL to your next cross country road trip or as a destination. Gateway arch is undergoing a massive renovation, central west end is named one of the best neighborhoods in america, delmar loop named best commercial district, forest park named best public space (which also hosted the 1904 worlds fair, and now all free attractions meuseams, zoo, etc) Soulard neighborhood is historic/cool and is about to host Mardi Gras (2nd best in america just after NOLA)
once the 3rd largest and 2nd richest city in america there is a lot of cool buildings to look at as well.
Give St Louis a try for good food, awesome neighborhoods, Cheap& Free times..
sorry for unorganized post, this is stream of consciousness writing.
Bumping with photos.
Soulard Mardi Gras.
Not the only cool neighborhood in st louis, but a great entertainment district with historic french buildings.
also Anheuser Bush Brewery is located in Soulard as well.
Lafayette Square Neighborhood.
Upscale clean nice place to walk around
Largest Bosnian Population outside of Bosnia lives in this neighborhood. stl loves little bosnia.
also have little italy neighborhood, (the Hill) and Large concentrations of Mexicans with great resturants and culture/ festivals on Cherokee Street.
Benton Park, historic buildings, almost all of stl is brick if you cant tell, you can only see that in select cities in America.
also home to the Lemp Mansion, one of the most haunted places in the world,
rich brewery mogul family, fell in to debt after prohabition, lots of murder and suicide in the home. now its a bed and breakfast and host cool events, and serve good food.
Sounds like a fine city, but it appears to be kind of in the middle of nowhere. When I visit the U.S. I'll probably stick to an area where a lot of stuff is right next to each other.
Nothing wrong with the "other" people, just the person above is a racist. it is a city there is crime. Stl gets a bad wrap as being a very dangerous city. Bad parts and good parts. Part of being an urbanite or traveling in urban areas is knowing how to navigate and what areas to avoid.
Six Flags over STL is a must visit in the summer months. Also, if you have never had a Schlafly White Lager you are missing out bigtime. Best craft beer on the planet as far as I am concerned. STL is a wonderful place to live. Unfortunately crime and poverty are sneaking into what were once fertile areas, like Florissant. If you like the city and want to live here and avoide the variables I suggest placss like o'fallon MO, or the Illinois metro area, like Edwardsville. Love my STL. It has long been schafted its rightful place on the world-stage. All we need is a jumpstart in this city and we will be a metropolis once again.
Also, T-ravs. And Ftiz's brewry. And the bottleworks. And Urban Chestnut. And Vintage Vinyl. I love this city.
If you're here in the winter it will be boring. Stopping here on your way through for a couple days may bear all the fruit you need. I'll stress this, if you aren't hungry there isn't much to do downtown. In the summer, though, you can visit Six Flags, cahokia mounds, Maremac Caverns, museums, Raging Rivers, Lock & Dam, walk the Delmar Loop, Science Center and Omnimax Theater, and of course The Arch. Plenty of stuff for a week in STL. Don't expect paradise, just come for the culture.
I live 2 miles from downtown and never go downtown, or hardly ever. I and everyone I know that live in the city make the opposite argument. Stl is good for its neighborhoods which is unique that outside the down town you have actives to do. Of all things mentioned in this post only things in down town are spoting events, schafly brewery and city meuseam. Everything else is outside of the down town. So I wouldn't knock stl untill u leave downtown.
U must have lived in the suburbs like so many others who claim they live in stl or know stl but live 30 miles away from the city so don't actually know the culture or good spots. Stl like most other American cities are sour rounded by nowhere generic suburbs then farm land after that. Yes suburbs r shit. City itself is a good place to be and visit.
I love how St. Louis is the only city (which I know of) what has free meuseams (art, history, science) and zoo. Which states that education an culture are not for the privileged but it anyone and everyone has the right to learn. I don't wanna pay 60$ to visit a zoo that isn't as good as the free zoo, or 30$ for an art museum. You can also see a free musical at the muny ( largest outdoor theater this side of Mississippi River), stl is a place where you can endure in culture for free. That's a plus
>Why do you Overlook St. Louis, MO
Because it's shit. Boring, and ugly.
this is true
but this is also true.
it has good value for being so cheap to live in, but at the same time its obviously overshadowed by more culturally significant cities like Chicago. st. louis hasn't produced any worthwhile culture which is why some people find it boring, but its a pretty livable city
new to this thread but damn you are one uppity pretentious fuck.Richmond heights is like what 5-10 min from the south side and the park. your as bad as the retarded suburbanites from St. Charles who have never been to the city because it is "dangerous and nothing to do there anyway".
fellow STL anon :*
you have the Smithsonian which rules the US in museums but our zoo is actually better.
STL is great to live in if you have a decent job and prefer 2nd tier cities. Its no NYC or Chicago but for the size it is much better than say KC, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Orlando, etc
OP here: please get that my post is not meant to creat a debate on ehat cities r the best. This is not a debate of what cities are better. Dc is a great place and I wanna visit. DC has a large tourist draw people want to visit. What my post is stating is that stl is a good place to visit or that if you are doing a road trip add stl to your itenerary. I think ppl are over looking a great city not trying to say that saint louis is the best city in America