St. Louis is a glorious city located on the Illinois, Missouri border. It’s a spaced out city with a fantastic tic mix of old and new to explore. There are culture and fun, and some wide open spaces to boot. So read on to find out more about what’s on offer.
BBQ and Blues
As any BBQ connoisseur will know there are many different dishes and way of preparing them that are associated with locations around the USA. St. Louis is no exception to this rule either, as there you will find their world famous spare ribs St. Louis style. Meaning they have been grilled on the BBQ first and then the sauce is added afterward. If the mere thought of this is getting your taste buds working then why not head on over to Pappy’s Smokehouse, on Olive St, BBQ Saloon on Laclede Ave, or even Salt + Smoke on Delmar Blvd to sample this delicacy.
However, if you are looking for a break from such meaty goodness then why not sample a St. Louis style pizza instead? These are made with a thin crust piled high with all sorts of toppings of your choice, but always including Provel cheese (a St. Louis favorite) and a tomato sauce. Not cut into the traditional wedge shaped slices you are most likely to find this pizza chopped into squares to make it easier to consume. Try it you won’t regret it!
Lastly, it’s worth mentioning the other thing that St. Louis is famous for, as it a great accompaniment to your meal, or an n activity to go do after. It’s blues, and there are plenty of place in this fine city that you can go check it out. These include BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups on South Broadway, and the Broadway Oyster Bar on where you can sample some Cajun delights like oyster po’boys and shrimp voodoo while listening to live music.
A little fun
There are plenty of other activities to amuse yourself with while on vacation in St. Louis as well as BBQ and blues though. For the grown ups why not try the Hermann Wine Trail, just outside of the city? Where you can explore the vineyards, as well as have a sample or two on your way round.
For the little ones The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum a great interactive center designed to entertain and educate the kids is a good bet. Especially, as they have a village all of their own where the kids can try out different jobs to help them start thinking about their future.
A little culture
Lastly, don’t forget that St. Louis is a wonderful place to soak up some culture as well. There is, of course, the famous arch, which you can ride all the way to the top of. There is also the history and art museums, as well as a science center, so all fields of interest are covered.
Something that it is especially worth making time to see is the Cahokia Mounds. A 13th-century Native American city site that includes the remains of a central palisade and an outer stockade wall, which you can explore and learn more about.