Thinking About Visiting Saint Louis?

Even if you are not, here are some details that will compel you to pack your bags. There’s no doubt Saint Louis is one of the most remote, fascinating, and highly cultured cities in the world.

Endowed with a myriad of cultural wonders, plenty of wildlife, traditional breweries, cosmopolitan metropolises, and large expanses of outback, it’s easy to see why this captivating city is such a complete travel destination. It not only matches every taste, budget, age, or interest out there, but it also delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find somewhere else. From amazing sightseeing to some of the best food in the world, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Saint Louis.

Although, as often happens in life, they say that good things are the hardest to come by but Saint Louis is a definite exception. If budget is the reason that holds you back from a great vacation, then maybe you want to start looking at the amazing budget on flights to Saint Louis and well at the value of the Vacation homes there. According to those who’ve already taken the plunge, feel that it’s a steal to be able to experience such a beautiful city and the priceless thrills that it has to offer. Once you’ll be in, you’ll never want to leave. Saint Louis is so much more than just a gem for adventurers, it’s a paradise for foodies, art lovers, and budget travelers.

Not to mention, Saint Louis is the hub of many luxurious Vacation Rentals, many of which are owned and managed by JZ Vacation Rentals. The best part is that many of our homes are located close to the best attractions the city has to offer. So next time you’re in town, book your stay with us for the perfect vacation.

Here are 5 alluring aspects of Saint Louis:

1. The Shimmering City

Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition! Visitors can also hop aboard a 19th century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Built for the 1904 World’s Fair, with a building designed by Cass Gilbert, the museum houses paintings, sculptures, and cultural objects. The museum is located in Forest Park, and admission is free.

2. Night Life

Looking for a fun night out? Check out the new sports-anchored entertainment district in the heart of downtown Ballpark Village St. Louis! Jump a few blocks north to Washington Avenue or Laclede’s Landing and take your pick of some of the hottest bars and dance clubs in St. Louis (most are smoke free and open till 3 a.m.).

Visitors can also go for dinner, drinks and a show at Westport Plaza’s 42-acre entertainment district, or check out the trendiest boutiques and upscale dining establishments in Clayton and the Central West End. If live music is your thing, Soulard boasts some of the best blues venues in town.

In addition to all your favorite video poker games and classic table games like craps, blackjack, roulette and baccarat, each casino has something special to offer visitors. Take in an intimate show at the luxurious Lumiere Casino theater or dance the night away in Judy’s Velvet Lounge at River City Casino. All have excellent hotel amenities, delicious restaurants and top-notch entertainment.

3. Creative Expression from both Spirituality and Contemporary Art

Take in the beauty of one of the largest mosaic collections in the western hemisphere inside the spectacular Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis or see the historic Old Cathedral and St. Ferdinand Shrine, both constructed in the early 19th century with ties to the oldest Catholic congregation in St. Louis.

Across the river, attend mass, walk the grounds and have a delicious meal at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Also, view a collection of art ranging across centuries and cultures from sculpture and oil paintings to charcoal drawings and photography at the St. Louis Art Museum. Enjoy the works of newly established artists both locally and internationally at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis.

4. Magic of Live Theater

There’s no place finer than the Fabulous Fox for dazzling live theater, where you can catch the Broadway bug with a play, concert or dance troupe. Hear your favorite classical music performed by the renowned St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall, or see an award-winning musical at Stages St. Louis.

Immerse yourself in operatic drama at the Opera Theater of St. Louis, or experience classic and modern playwrights at the Repertory Theater or the newly renovated Peabody Opera House. Bathe in moonlight during an outdoor show at Forest Park’s The Muny, the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheater dedicated solely to musical theater.

5. Eat your heart out

Last but not least, the most important factor! Don’t miss the opportunity to try some of the city’s tastiest (and unique) treats. Munch on a slice of delectable St. Louis-style thin crust pizza smothered in Provel cheese and then pick up a mouth-watering gooey butter cake (the most delicious accident ever created, of course). Snack on scrumptious deep-fried toasted ravioli at one of the many dining establishments on The Hill, a quaint St. Louis neighborhood famous for Italian cuisine. And to top it all off, satisfy your sweet tooth at Ted Drewes with some signature frozen custard.