St. Louis

Things to do in St. Louis

The history of the state (1904 World’s Fair) and its native-born (Tennessee Williams) are the focus at this institution.

Take a tram to the top for soaring views from 630 feet—30 miles visibility on a clear day.

For a bird’s-eye view, take a tour by helicopter.

Stroll the lush grounds year-round—don’t miss the transporting Climatron conservatory or the Japanese gardens.

Upscale martini lounge

Retro jazz club

English country-style pub

Quirky bowling alley and martini lounge. This quirky bowling alley and cocktail lounge serves old-school drinks and snacks like Campbell's tomato soup and Pop Tarts.

Take a free tour to learn about state-of-the-art brewing—and, of course, to taste beer.

Vodka specialists

Don’t miss the planetarium and its high-tech Boeing Space Station exhibit at the (free) science center.

Mixologist and bar manager Ted Kilgore takes his cues from both pre-and post-Prohibition-era cocktails when inventing drinks like his Revival (rye, Bénédictine and maraschino liqueur).

Originally designed for the 1904 World’s Fair, this Beaux Arts-style building showcases works by Matisse, Picasso, Degas, Monet, and more modern artists, such as Anselm Kiefer and Jenny Holzer.