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1. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Ok, next weekend, July 22nd-24th me and 3 friends are going to St Louis, we wanna see the ChCubs vs Cards baseball game, go to the Arch, Great America etc etc

BUT at night we wanna hit the hotspots, i think it's called "the landing"? or whatever

anyone know of any good/affordable hotels nearby?

any suggestions will help, thanks a lot

zach

2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

anything? anyone?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I think the lack of replies kinda says it all about St. Louis... They do have the Arch and Great America - as you mentioned. I think you already know the only things to do in St. Louie.

Beerman says, (choking back a fit of disgust that he even is mentioning this...) there's always the Budweiser plant tour and Busch Gardens.

Beerman leaps out the window to his (near) death...

4. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

lol the budweiser plant huh, hmmmmm..........i doubt i'll hit that!

but maybe a cards/cubs game tho ;)

well, thx anyways Isadora :)

obviously st leweeee sucks:p

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I liked St. Louis, actually. Very clean, midwestern city. I can't help out too much with cheap hotels, because I was there on business and thus spending money on fancy hotels (I stayed at the Marriott and the Sheraton).

As for going out, the Landing is alright, but very, very touristy. I would check out the area south of downtown and Soulard. Here's some suggestions...

Just south of downtown along Broadway Street is BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups. Housed at 700 South Broadway Street in a building dating back to the 1800s that originally was Phil's Hotel, BB's provides good food, a well stocked bar and live music from some of the best local blues and jazz artists.

Just down the street from BB's is the Broadway Oyster Bar at 736 South Broadway. Just as the blues of St. Louis took musical influences from New Orleans, Broadway Oyster Bar takes it's food and atmosphere influences from the Big Easy. The Cajun and Creole food and cozy interior is good, but it is the exterior that is the best part. Voted the Best Outside Dining by the AOL City Guide (2004), the patio at Broadway's is a great place to eat and drink under the stars and listen to blues and Cajun music. Oysters, fried alligator and a washboard solo by the zydeco trio playing on the patio, it's the French Quarter in St. Louis.

Continuing south along Broadway you will find Soulard, a neighborhood with a French flavor, lots of churches and the Soulard Market. The Anheuser-Busch Brewery, home of the world famous Clydesdales horses and their guardians, friendly Dalmatians, borders the neighborhood to the south.

Among the many great pubs, restaurants and bars to see live music is 1860s Hard Shell Café & Bar at 1860 South Ninth Street. Live blues, rock and more, seven nights a week. The bar is small and smoky, but the food is good, the music hot and what better place to see blues than in a smoky, crowded bar!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

See Zach - all is not lost in St Louis!!!! Greg has saved the day!!

7. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

See Zach - all is not lost in St Louis!!!! Greg has saved the day!!

lol

thanks for the info greg, very good stuff, i will talk to my friends about hitting those "non-landing" spots up aswell ;)

thx

8. Posted by taround (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

There are a few more things you might want to visit besides the ones Greg mentioned.

1. Forest Park area has a lot of attractions like Zoo, Science Center, Botanical Gardens, The Muny, Boat House, Art Museum, etc.
2. Meramec Caverns.
3. Six flags if you are interested in rides.

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9. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting taround

There are a few more things you might want to visit besides the ones Greg mentioned.

1. Forest Park area has a lot of attractions like Zoo, Science Center, Botanical Gardens, The Muny, Boat House, Art Museum, etc.
2. Meramec Caverns.
3. Six flags if you are interested in rides.

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hey man, thanks for the tips, i'll have to try some of your suggestions next trip tho, i'm already back home from st louis

by the way, had an AWESOME! time there! cubs/cards game was so much fun, landing was great, al rowbowskis was great, budwieser brewery was fun, the arch was neat, man i want to stay next time for a couple weeks :)