St. Louis is a popular destination for many families that want to tour the Midwest United States. Our St. Louis vacation rentals are conveniently located to all types of family activities and other great things to do. With its numerous attractions and delicious food destinations, you can’t go wrong while visiting. But lots of people don’t like the crows that go along with tourism. Here are the top places to visit in St. Louis. As a bonus, we will also give you the best times to go there!

Grant’s Farm

First owned by Ulysses S. Grant, you can now visit this popular St. Louis attraction. Take the little ones to the petting zoo, bottle feed baby animals, and learn about all the exotic animals they have collected there. The best times to go are in the fall and early in the week due to children being in school, and the summer crowds are gone.

Gateway Arch

You can visit this ever-popular attraction on the tram ride all year round, prized for its amazing views of the St. Louis skyline and surrounding areas. The best times to visit are during the school year, early in the morning, but if you come in the summer, get there first thing or later in the evening. The summer hours go until 10:00 p.m. so that you will have plenty of time for a beautiful nighttime view of the lights of St. Louis.

St. Louis Zoo

Early mornings are the best times to visit the St. Louis Zoo and the best time to get good parking. One of the best reasons is that the Children’s Zoo, Conservation Carousel, and the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove are free during the first hour.


The St. Louis Myseum is always a favorite with the kids! The exhibits and play at this museum are all science-based, from Alien Landscapes and Glo-Shapes to Imagination Playground and a Zoo Vet Clinic. They also offer birthday parties, which tend to happen on weekend daytimes. For the quietest times, visit on a weekday before school gets out in the fall or after 8:00 p.m.

There are many attractions in St. Louis, and a quick internet search will help you find and plan the best times for your family visits. For your vacation home plans, call JZ Vacation Rentals. Let our experts handle the details of your stay while you be the family hero and arrange the fun activities.