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St. Louis aka “The Lou” aka “Gateway to the West” was our first major stop on our road trip. This trip was the first time I had come to St. Louis not on a business trip and I had a list of things I wanted to see/do that I’d always heard about but didn’t have the time before. Below is where we stayed, ate, and what we saw!

Stayed: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch (really convenient location)

Ate: BB’s Jazz Blues and Soups (live jazz and good food – it’s close to the baseball stadium and was perfect for post-game drinks and nibbles), Bird and Barrel (really good food)


1 – St. Louis Arch tour: something everyone should do once! The view is incredible and the elevator up is a fun experience (unless you are claustrophobic).



2 – Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis: Breathtaking mosaics throughout the cathedral, the craftsmanship will have you constantly asking yourself, “We’re in America, right?”


3 – Cherokee Antique Row: you can read more about this gem here.

4 – Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour: we grabbed a drink in the biergarten prior to our tour. I highly recommend going on the Beermaster Tour – you will get the whole experience and it is a lot of fun (even if you aren’t a beer drinker).

5 – Busch Stadium: we like going to baseball games when we visit a new city. It’s a way to get a taste of the culture and history of a place and plus there are nachos! Busch stadium is a great ballpark in the heart of St. Louis and it is totally worth catching a game there!

Next major stop, Detroit (with a lot to see on the way)!