Perched on the Mississippi River, St. Louis can at turns feel like a slick sophisticated city, and a casual, backyard party. With a rich blues and jazz history, and a blossoming gallery scene, nightlife in St. Louis can keep up with any city.
You’ll also find an abundance of green space in town, and many nearby getaways to revel in the natural beauty surrounding the city. Plus, it’s worth picking up a St. Louis airport car rental just to hit all the hottest barbeque joints.
The classic St. Louis landmarks remain some of the best ways to get to know the city, so start the engine on your St. Louis car rental and start gawking.
The silver, gleaming symbol of the city is eye-catching from anywhere you look, and is still the largest steel arch in the world. The spectacular aerial view from the top is enough incite vertigo.
Forest Park is the answer to any moment of boredom. Its 1,300 acres encompasses everything from Japanese botanical gardens to an art museum — you’ll even find an ice skating rink in winter.
In addition to St. Louis-style BBQ and an elevated dining scene, the city is known for some boldly styled snacks locals insist you try: St. Louis style pizza, “toasted” aka fried ravioli, and frozen custard.
You don’t have to travel far in your St. Louis car rental to find impressive geologic formations, and a unique literary pit stop.
Just an hour away in your St. Louis car rental, this five-mile system of underground caves is neatly tucked into the Ozarks. It served as a hideout for Native Americans and the outlaw Jesse James.
Take the two-hour drive in your St. Louis car rental to visit Mark Twain’s hometown. Explore his childhood house and cruise the river to see the inspiration for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Venture two hours south of the city in your St. Louis car rental to find the “shut-ins”, where the river pools in granite rocks perfect for swimming.
Take it easy in your St. Louis car rental on this famous drive from downtown St. Louis up toward Alton, IL. You’ll be wowed by dramatic views of the Mississippi River.
This historic route is begging for a cruise in your St. Louis car rental, with stops for the Meramec Caves and Shaw’s Nature Preserve along the way.
For one of the twistiest roads outside of town, direct your St. Louis car rental to Highway 40 and pick up Rock Creek Valley Road outside of High Ridge.