"Despite the touristy nature of..." Saint Louis Favorite Tip by Nomad_2001
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Favorite thing: Despite the touristy nature of the Arch, it is a MUST see. While at the Arch you can see the riverboat casinos and riverboat McDonalds (but I don't care for either). If you want a great meal on a riverboat, try the Robert E. Lee. (Yes, he was that defeated general of the Civil War, but the food here is really great, although a bit expensive.)
If you are in the mood for a good walk and it is a nice day, I would recommend a great stroll through this part of downtown. St. Louis really has some nice old architecture. Although a little bit far, you can walk to Union Station which is a really neat Shopping Mall. It is special because it used to be the passenger train hub for St. Louis and it was remodeled to maintain the great architecture but transform this former train hub into a shopping plaza. It is a little on the pricey side, but nice.
St. Louis has several professional sports teams, including a brand new football stadium, so depending on the time of year, you might catch a sports event. St. Louis has some very nice Theatres downtown as well to see one of the Broadway hits or something else that may be featured.
Try to visit Soulard's Market in downtown as well. It is a neat historic place and there is a good pastry/coffee shop there.
Of course, you MUST also visit Forest Park. There you'll find the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum and Science Centre. All fantastic places to visit. Near to Forest Park is the Chesshire Inn, a historic inn on the expensive side, but with a FABULOUS Sunday Brunch!!! Reservations are recommended. While casual dress is acceptable, it must be business casual or better.
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