Hugging the mighty Mississippi River as it curves around the city limits, St. Louis is truly “the Gateway City.”
This midwestern metropolis has a rich history and offers a treasure trove of cultural pursuits: it features a fantastic craft beer and foodie scene, top-notch museums, a long tradition of music and three major league sports team franchises. This vibrant hub at the continental center of the United States is one of the must-see cities in the nation. Kansas’ second-largest city has about 300,000 residents. A grand total of 2.1 million people are sprawled across the greater metropolitan area. Several exciting and eclectic neighborhoods worth getting to know include Downtown (home of the famous Gateway Arch), the Grand Center arts district, the Italian-influenced area known as the Hill, Laclede’s Landing, Lafayette Park, the Loop, Maplewood and Soulard (home to a venerable farmer’s market). There are also great parks to discover, such as Tower Grove Park, Forest Park, and Castlewood State Park.