What do a college and a party bus have in common? Duh!!
But no seriously, whether you’re new to Saint Louis as a student or otherwise, or if you’ve lived in “The Lou” for a period of time, you may not know about all of the awesome things that STL has to offer. Areas like the Soulard Maret which home to the oldest Famers’ market west of the Mississippi and The Lemp Mansion which hosts Murder Mystery Dinner Theater every Friday and Saturday night, Saint Louis has something for everyone.
In the following video you get to follow Chelsea as she introduces you to some of the most popular areas and landmarks in the city.
Things to Do in St Louis - Video Transcript
Welcome to St. Louis I'm Chelsea and I'm proud to call the St. Louis area my home.
There's plenty to see and do in this metro area of nearly three million people and much of it is within easy access of St Louis University’s campus. Let me show you around.
Downtown St Louis
Here it is the famous Gateway Arch, the national monument that welcomes’ you to downtown St. Louis. The arch stands at 630 feet tall and you can take a tram up to the top to see the whole city.
Saint Louis definitely loves it sports, it's been said that this city has the best fans in the nation. We have three professional sports teams Blues Hockey, Rams football and Cardinals baseball - when it's game day team colors and team spirit filled the street - now that’s a home run.
This is City Garden one of St. Louis's newest urban parks. Its interactive art displays and water features draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and here no one tells you to stay of the rabbit.
In the nineteen hundreds Washington Avenue was filled with fashion warehouses, now downtown's main entertainment area hosts lofts, fine dining, live music and the famous City Museum which is the wonderland of caves and slides for all ages.
Midtown is the neighborhood where SLU is located. It has a ton of restaurants, a grocery store, a movie theater, a bowling alley and it's considered Saint Louis’ arts district. You can walk to so many cool things in midtown.
Midtown hosts a number of award-winning art galleries including the contemporary art museum, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and SLU’s own museums including the museum for contemporary religious art and the St. Louis University Museum of Art.
Did you know you can experience Broadway just a block from SLU? The fabulous Fox Theatre hosts touring musicals such as the lion king and Billy Elliot, musicians like Eddie Vedder and Death Cab For Cutie recently performed here.
This is Powell Hall, home to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra - the second oldest orchestra in the nation. It often pairs up with popular artists such as Ben Folds and performs scores from films like Lord of the Rings. Even better is the symphony offers great student discounts.
Your family will need somewhere to stay when they visit for family weekends in the fall and hotel Ignacio is just the place. This modern boutique hotel is right next to SLU’S campus and features unique rooms with the latest amenities
Forest park is a student favorite. It's larger than New York City’s Central Park and it's where students, jog, bike, golf and picnic. Its home to some of St. Louis’ is best activities and for free as a college student - you gotta love that.
So what’s here, well there's the Science Center and Outdoor Theater, streams to paddle boat on, the Art Museum and the Zoo.
The Saint Louis Zoo is one of the nation's best zoos. Its home to over 19,000 animals including puffin’s, elephants and giraffes.
The Delmar Loop is a vibrant area full of eclectic entertainment and dining options. Named one of the ten great streets in America, Delmar Boulevard has a lot going on. The loop is full of every kind of restaurant that you can think of from Thai to Mexican to the Middle Eastern to classic American.
We've even got a restaurant that only serves mac and cheese and we have the Pizza that the American president has said is the best in the country.
Need to shop? The loop has all kinds of options including comic shops, indie record stores, fashionable boutiques and art galleries.
You can even buy a bicycle, a guitar or a handmade backpack here. After the sun goes down you still got plenty to do in the loop. We've got the Tivoli Theatre which shows wide release and indie films, Blueberry Hill a favorite burger joint where rock legend Chuck Berry performs each month and the Pageant - the award-winning music venue that brings nationally known bands to town nearly every night.
You’ve seen just a bit of St Louis’ charm and I can't wait for you to see even more. Schedule your Saint Louis University campus store today at visit.slu.edu and make sure to ask your admissions counselor about other Saint Louis landmarks you should check out while you're in town. Be a Billiken and be here in St. Louis