A romantic birds-eye-view of the “Gateway to the West.”

Travel + Leisure
May 16, 2012

Charming St. Louis, in southwestern Missouri, is filled with 19th-century architecture, constantly evolving neighborhoods, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Take in the city and its surroundings from on high—standing on top of the Gateway Arch and in a helicopter—and still have plenty of time to relax in luxury.

Riddle's Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar

Head here for an exciting wine list and live music.

Gateway Arch

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

St. Louis Skyline Tour

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

Missouri Botanical Garden

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

Park Avenue Mansion

Located in historic Lafayette Square, the hotel provides a romantic respite in rooms with fireplaces, luxury linens, and full gourmet breakfasts.

Bissell Mansion Restaurant & Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Enjoy a four-course meal and solve a crime.

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