Looking for a summer vacation in the Gateway to the West? Book a St. Louis vacation rental to experience the best of our beloved city! Take in the views from the Gateway Arch, explore the St. Louis Zoo, or make a visit to a park or historic site like the Cahokia Mounds. With so much to explore and plenty of homes, townhomes, or studios to make your home-away-from-home, there is no better way to experience the city than booking a St. Louis vacation rental!

1. Take in the View from the Gateway Arch

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A stay in a St. Louis vacation rental isn’t complete without visiting the iconic Gateway Arch. Ride the tram to the top of the arch to take in the best views of the city, learn about American history at the Gateway Arch museum, or take a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi. You haven’t seen St. Louis till you have seen it from the top of the Gateway Arch!

2. Have a Wild Afternoon at the St. Louis Zoo

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What’s better than a summer day spent at the zoo? Walk around the zoo and find over 12,000 animals ranging from giraffes, big cats, elephants, and so many more! You can also attend a sea lion show or hop aboard the Zooline Railroad. Children of all ages will enjoy a day at the zoo! Admission to the St. Louis Zoo is free, but you will need to make a reservation online.

3. Cheer on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium

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Enjoy America’s pastime at Busch Stadium! Cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals when you attend a summer baseball game. Grab some peanuts and cracker jacks, a hot dog, nachos, and an ice-cold lemonade or beer to sip on while you enjoy the game! Cardinal fan or not, a summer baseball game while enjoying your St. Louis vacation rental is a must!

4. Get Outdoors and Visit a St. Louis Park

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St. Louis is also home to a variety of parks that are ideal for summer afternoons spent outdoors! Tilles Park is an ideal place for little ones to enjoy a playground or to play a round of tennis on the courts! Or, head to Forest Park which is not only home to beautiful, spanning green areas but also museums, the St. Louis Zoo, and events. Or, head to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Sitting just 12 miles outside of St. Louis across the state line in Illinois, this historic site features a museum, trails, as well as guided tours that educate visitors about an expansive civilization in AD 1250.

5. Relax and Stay in a St. Louis Vacation Rental

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Book a St. Louis vacation rental to enjoy the privacy and space that comes with staying in a private home. With locations near downtown and in charming neighborhoods throughout the city, your family and friends will enjoy the comfort of added amenities that come with booking a St. Louis vacation rental. Relax in an open concept living space complete with a fully equipped kitchen and enjoy amenities that will have you feeling right at home like in-unit washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, and more!

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