What to Do around The Westin St. Louis
Collected by Westin AFAR
St. Louis offers an intriguing mix of amazing food, entertainment for all ages, and historical significance. Learn about western expansion at the Arch. Climb on a fighter jet at the City Museum. Enjoy blues at Broadway Oyster Bar, or the best meal in town at Tony's.
4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Opened in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is tops. The incredible horticultural displays include an English Woodland Garden, a 14-acre Japanese garden, a fantastic home gardening demonstration garden, and specific gardens dedicated to roses,...
3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
The Moolah is a Movie Theatre like no other. Housed in former Shriner Temple, the single screen theater has nice leather couches on the ground level and a few rows of balcony seating. There isn't a bad seat in the room. Downstairs you'll find a...
St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
This shot was taken looking straight down and then westward over St. Louis from the top of the Gateway Arch. (If you look at the bottom corners of the photo, you'll see the two bases of this audacious structure, 640 ft/192m below.) The city is...
1500 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
Founded by Dan Lohman & Jan Christian Andersen on the principle that collaboration drives innovation, Lab1500 is the perfect fit for an AFAR business traveler. Their vision is to be "a catalyst for innovation by bringing seasoned and aspiring...
1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the most attractive and interesting art museums in the country—inside and out. Best of all, admission is free every day. Located inside beautiful Forest Park (which offers a host of its own free activities...
11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
Beneath the St. Louis Arch is a wonderful underground museum, a key part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial run by the National Park Service. It is not well known even to people in St. Louis. Totally below ground beneath the Arch itself,...
1 Busch Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA
In 2013 Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest brewer in the world for over 50 years, opened a biergarten with 15 beers on tap as an addition to their complimentary brewery tour. Close to downtown, the oldest operating brewery in the state is a treat...
5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The St. Louis Science Center straddles Interstate 40, with the Planetarium in Forest Park and the main building with the OMNIMAX Theater and the Boeing Hall on the south side across the highway. While there are many science centers in America,...
6504 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
Blueberry Hill is a must-see mainstay of St. Louis culture. This restaurant and music club, located in the Loop, is known as much for its food as for the amazing music—the hamburgers bring almost as many guests as the nightly live music, including...
1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
Don't let the name fool you—this magnificent 3,500-seat venue also hosts comedy, concerts, kids' shows, and plays. While you're enjoying a performance, you can also take in decades of local history. The opera house was inaugurated in 1934 with a...
750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
The City Museum is a funhouse for young and old, displaying reclaimed articles in a 600,000 sq. ft. former shoe factory. The museum bills itself as an "eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural...
700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102, USA
The St. Louis Cardinals have won the World Series 11 times over their long history. Their Busch Stadium is brand new, and even if you are in town when the Cardinals are not playing, a visit is in order. The tour costs $10 for adults and $6 for...
Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Featuring more than 19,000 animals, the St. Louis Zoo has been a great destination for all ages since its inception in 1910. Renowned as much for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits as for its diverse collection of animals from the major...
801 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101, USA
Reaching skyward, this monumentally-sized bronze Pinocchio graces downtown St. Louis. "Citygarden" takes up a couple of blocks and is dotted with sculptures of various styles in a garden setting—popular with office workers on their lunch breaks...
1 Wells and McKinley Drives, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The Jewel Box is a spectacular greenhouse in the center of forest park. Built in 1936 and recently renovated, the very vertical clear-glass greenhouse features permanent floral displays as well as seasonal flowers from local greenhouses. It is...
1347, 6101 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
The boathouse is a restaurant, bar, and boat rental facility located on the lake in the middle of Forest Park. While the outdoor dining and boat rentals are only available in warmer months, it's also open in the winter for lunch (I love the Salmon...
3401 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
If you visit St. Louis in the early summer, you're likely to see the circus—not just at the big top, but at pop-up events all over the city that feature mini acts. Even after the season ends, Circus Flora keeps performing, like during their...
5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112, USA
Every year on the third weekend of September, more than 150,000 people gather for the second oldest hot air balloon event in the United States, The Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Seventy hot-air balloons launch for a Hare and Hounds event from...
3500 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA
St. Louis beer might be associated with Anheuser-Busch, but Lemp was at one time one of the biggest beer brands in the country. At the height of their popularity, they opened a giant brewery at the end of St. Louis's Cherokee Street in 1840,...
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