Forest Park is of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the greatest of the World's Fairs, drew more than 19 million visitors from around the world to Forest Park. It is the home to the region's major cultural institutions - the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Center and the Muny Opera. It also serves as a sports center for golf, tennis, baseball, bicycling, boating, fishing, handball, ice skating, roller blading, jogging, rugby and more.
The Missouri History Museum offers intriguing and exciting exhibits and superb archival resources; quality programming that includes lectures, gallery tours, special events; presentations by visiting theater groups and other guests; excellent food at Meriwether's and unusual gifts at Louisiana Purchase. Ongoing exhibits include Seeking St. Louis, Lindbergh, and The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward.
The home of the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, Scottrade Center features a full range of arena programming, including concerts, ice shows, family shows and other sporting events. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Scottrade Center plays host to approximately 175 events per year, ranking it among the top arenas in the country.
Since opening its doors in 2000, The Pageant has built a reputation as one of the best concert venues in the country. Built as a concert venue from the ground up, The Pageant boasts optimal sight lines and exceptional acoustics. No matter where you sit or stand, you will always be within 70 feet of the stage. Every seat is a good seat at The Pageant!
Off Broadway is one of St. Louis' premier nightclubs, and has been featuring national, regional and local music for over twenty years. Off Broadway provides a unique, intimate atmosphere, where at any moment the fans are never further than 30 feet from the live music. Most shows at Off Broadway are all-age events.
The St. Louis Cardinals have won a National League record 10 World Series championships, second only to the New York Yankees (who have 27). Cheer them on at Busch Stadium, the new 46,000 seat retro-style downtown ballpark opened in 1996.
Pevely Farms, a once-thriving dairy show farm, has been transformed into a world-class golf experience by one of the greatest names in golf course architecture, Arthur Hills. He has delicately sculpted this 18-hole championship golf course into the natural beauty of the Meramec River Valley. Pevely Farms is a must-play for any golfer visiting St. Louis.
Square One Brewery & Distillery is located in a restored historic building with an outdoor beer garden. The menu is large and varied, and the on-site brewery provides up to 12 beers on tap including ales, pilsners, imperials, cask conditioned ales and seasonal beers. And as St. Louis' first micro-distillery, they ferment and distill rum, vodka, gin, and some very tasty liqueurs.
Aya Sofia, St. Louis' only Turkish restaurant, opened in October 2005 by Turkish Chef Mehmet Yildiz and designer Alicia Aboussie. The outstanding Turkish cuisine is distinctive, fresh, and healthy.
Dominic and Jackie Galati purchased Dominic's on the Hill in 1971 and moved in above the restaurant. Within two years, Dominic began winning national awards and has continued to do so for the last 39 years. This is an exceptional restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, professional and friendly service and an extensive wine list.
Tony's, a St. Louis landmark and nationally acclaimed restaurant, has featured award-winning food, service, and ambiance for more than 40 years. Recognized year after year with the AAA Four-Diamond Award and the Forbes (formerly Mobil) Four-Star Award, among others, executive chef Vincent P. Bommarito creates a signature menu. From lobster albanello to a veal loin chop with truffle sauce, from filet mignon of swordfish to a luxurious tasting menu, all dishes are finished tableside. Tony's complements each meal with a medal-winning wine collection and decadent house-made desserts.
Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill' has been a St. Louis dining tradition for over 25 years. The restaurant boasts a menu of Italian favorites including pasta, veal and chicken entrees plus delicious steaks and seafood specialties.
Eleven Eleven Mississippi blends old and new world culinary tradition to create signature Tuscan and Northern California cuisine in a one of a kind atmosphere. Eleven Eleven Mississippi is located in the heart of the beautiful Lafayette Square neighborhood and situated in a restored historic brick warehouse. Their reputation for exceptional cuisine and wine delivered with unprecedented style has made Eleven Eleven Mississippi one of St. Louis' most exciting destination restaurants.
An upscale, casual bistro with a lively outdoor terrace featuring approachable, Southern French cuisine. Situated on the roof of a national historic landmark just minutes from downtown St. Louis, Vin de Set offers an expansive open-air deck for dining and outdoor bar, indoor dining rooms and a breathtaking indoor bar.