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Why fly to St.Louis?
Sports fans you have met your match when it comes to St. Louis as this is home to the 11-time champion St. Louis Cardinals and no one is going to let you forget that in the city. However, you probably don't want to since heading to a game at the team's home stadium Busch Gardens is one of the most fun things you can do on your visit.
St.Louis is a big sports city and as a result has a number of major league teams so if you're in the city in the winter you can take in a hockey game instead of baseball. The St.Louis Cardinals have a big following and once the puck drops you can see how passionate the fans really are about their teams and their city.
St. Louis is a major port city and sits on the eastern part of Missouri. The iconic steel Gateway Arch sits on the Mississipi River and welcomes you into the city. You can also take a ride to the top and take in incredible views of the whole area.
And as the song goes if you feel like "rolling down the river" there are paddleboat tours that can make that happen.
An all-time favorite for kids and big kids too is Six Flags St.Louis, which will have you losing your mind as you whip around the Batman roller coaster or take in rafting adventure. If you want to make a full day of it, they also have scheduled concerts and shows.
The city is home to close to 100 parks and perfect for enjoying a little respite from urbanity. Make a visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden or the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial just to name a few.
There are a ton of things to do if you're traveling with kids, ranging from zoos to museums. An all-time favorite for young ones and big kids too is Six Flags St.Louis, which will have you losing your mind as you whip around the Batman roller coaster or take in rafting adventure. If you want to make a full day of it, they also have scheduled concerts and shows.
The city has a bumping nightlife so if you feel like dancing or just grabbing a cocktail, head to the downtown center or Laclece's Landing for a night of fun St. Louis style. St.Louis is also known for its fantastic blues scene and you can take in live performances in the Soulard area.
St.Louis has it all, big sports, big culture and big fun for any age.
St.Louis can get both hot and very cold. Spring starts off in the tens and that is when the storms are brewing and will see major thunderstorms and also some level of tornado activity. The summers are hot with July and August temperatures hitting the low 30s. Winters cool down significantly into the minus numbers and St.Louis receives a significant amount of snowfall from December through to February.
When to fly to St.Louis
Summers are a popular time to visit the city as temperatures are hot and the rains have eased up . July and August bring in a large number of tourists and as a result flight prices are fairly high.
The winter and spring months are fairly quiet times for tourists in the city due to the cold, rain and possibility of storms. Booking
flights during these months means getting some good deals on flight ticket prices.
Getting into St.Louis
Your portal into St. Louis opens up at the Lambert-St.Louis International Airport. From the airport you have the option of taking a bus or shuttle into the city center. Additionally, taxicabs are also available at a stand outside of the terminal.
Getting around St.Louis
The center of city is great for walking but the city also has a good public transit network. You have the option of using city buses that will take you to most parts of the city. The Metrolink rail service is also handy for quick travel in and out of the center. Taxicabs are also an option.
- The Magic House is a real treat for kids and adults tend to enjoy themselves too. There are all sorts of quirky exhibits from a chance to play president to a chance to play adult in a mini town. There is even a beanstalk can can climb and special events that take place throughout the year.
- Visit the Jewel Box, the name is as beautiful as the place. The Jewel Box houses gorgeous varieties of flowers that will transport you to your daisy-picking days. The greenhouse sits in Forest Park, which in itself is worth a visit. This huge urban park has a golf course and is also great for just enjoying a relaxing day in nature, while being right in the city.
- Shopping is aplenty, from cheeky souvenir shops to trendy high-end in the Clayton district.
- If you are traveling with children, the St. Louis Zoo is a fantastic option. First off, it is free which allows you to save a few bucks for other attractions. And secondly, it is surprising that it is free since it has some fantastic exhibits complete with penguins. There is even a petting zoo area.
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