Kanye West wrote:Worth it to rent a car for ASW? I wanna check out the city, and I know nothing about public transportation beyond Uber.
If you're tight on money, you can cover the big ticket items using the Metrolink train. "Touristy" things are about 3/4 metrolink convenient.
But I would recommend driving personally, especially if you are gonna scout out some living places. STL is a driving-centered town for sure, and some of the best things to see are a hassle to get to via public trans.
Maybe rent a car for one of your visit days (like saturday) and use the train for Friday/sunday? Not sure how weekend vs. one day rates on rental cars are...