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Things to Do in Metro Saint Louis

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Top 5 Things To Do In Metro Saint Louis 


1. Busch Stadium - Home of the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team

The STL is wild about sports and no team is more beloved than Major League Baseball’s Cardinals. With home games at 45,000-seat Busch Stadium in the heart of Downtown, the Cards are one of baseball’s most storied and successful franchises, with a whopping eleven World Series trophies and 19 National League pennants in their nearly 140-year history. Over the years, Hall of Famers like Dizzy Dean, Whitey Herzog, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and Ozzie Smith have donned the Cardinals signature red cap.


Despite losing the NFL’s rams to Los Angeles in 2015, St. Louis sports fans still have plenty of options, including the popular 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and will welcome a Major League Soccer expansion club beginning with the 2022 season. The city is also a frequent host of collegiate sporting events, including the NCAA Final Four, college football contests, and home games for the St Louis University Billikens.

700 Clark Ave
St Louis, MO 63102


2. St Louis Zoo 

Just west of Downtown nestled in the sprawling Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoological Park spans more than 90 acres and features over 18,000 animals across more than 600 species. Spawning from the 1904 World’s Fair held in Forest Park, the Zoo has grown to become one of the most highly-regarded in the nation. With habitats ranging from tropical rainforest and African savannah, to frozen polar tundra and barren desert, the Zoo transports visitors across the globe.


Circling the Zoo, the Emerson Zooline narrow-gauge railroad ferries guests around the property with stops at many of the most popular attractions and exhibits. The Zoo hosts conservation programs, festivals, and concerts, and can also has rental facilities available for private parties and gatherings. Concession options are available throughout the park and the Safari Gift Shop offers a great selection of books, toys, gifts, and souvenirs to commemorate your visit!

1 Government Dr
St Louis, MO 63110


3. The Gateway Arch

Towering majestically over the Mississippi River in Gateway Arch National Park the eastern edge of Downtown, the world-famous Gateway Arch, is a breath-taking 630-foot stainless steel monument that serves as a memorial to the United States’ westward expansion. The dramatic arch is one of the world’s most visited attractions, welcoming more than four million visitors annually. The 70,000 underground Visitor’s Center features the Museum of Westward Expansion, offices, and concessions.


The top of the arch is accessible via two 1,076-step emergency stairways, a 12-passenger elevator and trams in each leg. An observation area at the summit offers breathtaking views of the historic Cahokia Mounds to the east across the river in Illinois, and the sprawling St Louis metropolitan area to the west. The surrounding National Park covers nearly 100 acres along the River and is also home to the Old Courthouse, site of the groundbreaking Dred Scott case of 1857.

11 N 4th St
St Louis, MO 63102


4. Missouri Botanical Garden

Adjacent to Tower Grove Park southwest of Downtown St Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden is a 79-acre botanical garden founded in 1859. The Garden features numerous manicured gardens, including a Gladney Rose Garden, Seiwa-en Japanese Garden, Biblical Garden, Ottoman Garden, Blake Boxwood Garden, English Woodland Garden, Tower Grover House and Herb Garden, Strassenfest German Garden, the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Chinese Garden and many more scattered across the site.

The Garden is also home to the beautiful Climatron, the world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse, featuring a lowland rainforest home to over 1,500 plants. Throughout the year, the Garden hosts cultural festivals such as the Japanese Festival and Chinese Culture Days, as well as numerous events, gardening workshops, concerts, and more! Visit the Sachs Museum to view art and artifacts, and stop by the Garden Gate Shop for a plant to start your own botanic garden at home!

4344 Shaw Blvd
St Louis, MO 63110


5. Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour 

Featuring an array of unique tours, exhibits, and artifacts, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis’ historic Soulard neighborhood is a can’t-miss Show Me State destination. Get a first-hand look at the brewing process from fermentation to bottling, sample from Anheuser-Busch classics and new experimental brews in the Biergarten, and stop by the gift shop to pick up a unique souvenir!


When it comes to beer, Budweiser is far from the only game in town. A variety of smaller microbreweries abound, such as 4 Hands Brewing, Urban Chestnut Brewing, Morgan Street Brewery, Trailhead Brewing, Square One Brewery, Schlafly, Civil Life Brewing, Perennial Artisan Ales, Ferguson Brewing, and many more that offer tours and tap rooms!


S 12th St & Lynch St
St Louis, MO 63118


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat in East Saint Louis 


Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In Restaurant

Best Burger

Mason’s Grill is a wonderful family-owned brunch place that mixes up some great mixed drinks. It is regularly called the best brunch restaurant in Baton Rouge. Try their Cajun shrimp burger, chicken and waffles, or chicken fried steak with eggs! In 2013, the judges of Chopped picked their Bloody Mary as the best in the U.S.

9025 St Charles Rock Rd 
Suite 4525
St Louis, MO 63114


Chimi's Fresh Mex 

Best Mexican Food 

Maison Lacour opened its doors in 1989 and has been serving the area classic French food ever since. Maison Lacour is one of the few restaurants in the city that is traditional French and not French Cajun. Locals love the crabmeat soup, homemade French bread, and lemon soufflé. Chef Michael Jetty ensures that the food is held to a high standard.

2435 Woodson Rd 
St Louis, MO 63114


The Sweet Spot Cafe 

Best Burger

Parrain’s has made a good argument that they are the best seafood in Baton Rouge. The seafood restaurant has some magnificent dishes including barbecued fish, po-boys, and turtle soup. Fresh caught fish are incorporated in the shifting daily specials. You won’t be disappointed in the seafood here! This great catch of a restaurant is on Perkins Road.

3585 Adie Rd
St Ann, MO 63074

Cate Zone Chinese Cafe 

Best Asian Cuisine 

Founded In 1997, Zea Rotisserie & Bar serves a fusion of Asian and American food. The restaurant is the invention of three chefs (Gary Darling, Hans Limburg, and Greg Reggio) who combined their different skills to create an extraordinary experience. Other Zea locations have been opened in Alabama and Louisiana.

8148 Olive Blvd 
University City, MO 63130

Haveli Indian

Best Indian Food 

Husband and wife team Dinos and Polina Economides opened Zorba’s Greek Bistro in 1984. They were the first Greek restaurant in Baton Rouge. The family-owned eatery serves a variety of dishes including cheese saganaki, grilled halloumi, pitta bread, and gyros (YEE-rohs). All these years later, Zorba’s is still a great place to get authentic Greek food.

9720 Page Ave
St Louis, MO 63132


Schools in Charlack, MO
Normandy School District 
(314) 493-0400