Rawlsian wrote:Visiting tomorrow. Anyone have suggestions on anything in particular I should check out?
I posted this in another thread, but I figured I'd pass it on to everyone else going this weekend. I've been to STL probably around 2 dozen times and I love the city. Here are my recommendations:
Definitely check out the St. Louis Zoo and the surrounding Forest Park area. It isn't far from WUSTL and it is a really nice area. There are also some other museums (art, science, etc.) in this area and they are all free admission. As far as dining options go, I would recommend at least one meal at The Hill. The Hill is the old Italian neighborhood in St. Louis and it is known for its great Italian food and bakeries. There are plenty of great places to eat, but I'm a big fan of Zia's. The Hill is right by Forest Park, so you could easily make a day out of this.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals aren't going to be in town since the season hasn't started yet, otherwise I'd definitely recommend seeing a Cardinals game at the new Busch Stadium. Cardinals fans are without a doubt the best baseball fans in the world! The Cardinals are a big draw for me to going to WUSTL.
The Gateway Arch is a cool landmark to check out. As far as going out, I'm not too familiar with the bars and all of that, but there is a casino boat you could try that is supposed to have cheap drinks and a good casino scene.
Last but certainly not least, the Budweiser brewery tour is awesome! It used to be free, but I'm not sure if it is anymore. It might be like $5 or so, but it is well worth a trip. You get lots of beer samples at the end and the brewery itself is really impressive.
Hope you have a good time in STL! I'll be there this weekend for the ASD too. I've been trying to get some people together for Thursday/Friday, so if you're interested, check out this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=111453