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The g olden fig By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

T h e G o l d e n F i g , a w o m e n ’s c l o t h i n g b o u t i q u e ,

g e t t h e b e n e f i t o f L a n d ’s d i v e r s e , c u r a t e d t a s t e

opened this year on Olive Street featuring

and holistic, worldly approach. Her multi-

an array of new and pre-owned pieces. New

hyphenate status is exemplified perfectly by

inventory arrives regularly and includes brands

the range of pieces The Golden Fig offers.

like Free People, J Brand, Karl Lagerfeld,

Yo u ’ l l f i n d t h e p e r f e c t l i t t l e b l a c k d r e s s

Paige, rag & bone, Stuart Weitzman, Rebecca

alongside statement tops and accessories.

Minkoff and more. Replete with elegant, gold-leafed branding and accouterments,

The boutique finds its footing as both a

i t ’s a w e l c o m e r e s p i t e f r o m t h e p r e d i c t a b l e

sartorial ode to the woman who understands

department-store experience, yet you’ll still

fashion and all of its subliminal shorthand,

leave feeling like you’ve treated yourself.

and as an aid of expression for the woman who is constantly evolving—which is painful

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O w n e d b y a r t i s t , p h o t o g r a p h e r, F r e n c h t e a c h e r

process, at best. So why not tackle it in

and new mother Sarah-Marie Land, shoppers

a gorgeous pair of Franco Sarto heels?

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INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY hall of fame and museum By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum has undergone many transformations. First finding a home base in Santa Barbara, then in O k l a h o m a C i t y, a n d n o w i n S t . L o u i s , t h e m u s e u m ’s renewed focus has been on the photography community and frequent exhibitions. While visiting, your attention may be piqued not only by the rotation of stunning photography on view but by t h e a r r a y o f i n t r i c a t e v i n t a g e c a m e r a s o n d i s p l a y, o r programming that includes artist talks and events. L a s t y e a r, m u s i c l e g e n d K e n n y R o g e r s — w h o i s a l s o a celebrated photographer—visited St. Louis to receive a lifetime achievement award from the organization, and famous photographers including William Eggleston, Anne Geddes and Cindy Sherman were also inducted into the Hall of Fame. Visitors will also discover that Steve Jobs is an inductee, which may seem like a quirky choice until contextualized. “His most profound contribution to the artistic community is the iPhone, which, in less than a decade, has changed both the art of photography and the industry around it,” the organization reflects. As CEO and president Patty W e n t e s a y s , “ E v e r y o n e ’s a p h o t o g r a p h e r n o w . ” V i s i t i n g t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n ’s 6 , 0 0 0 s q u a r e f e e t o f exhibition space could happily fill an afternoon, s e e i n g t h e w o r l d t h r o u g h a b e a u t i f u l l y c u r a t e d v i e w.

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The FIREBIRD Check out ne w bands and popular musicians at this eclectic rock club.

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fubar A concert venue specializing in all things loud.

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The Moto Museum Meticulously displayed vintage motorcycles from around the world.

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SCOTT JOPLIN HOUSE State Historic Site By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

Yo u ’ v e u n d o u b t e d l y h e a r d t h e w o r k o f

musician. The home fell into disrepair in later

musician and composer Scott Joplin, whose

years, and through the efforts of Black St.

iconic compositions “The Entertainer” and

Louis activists in the 1970s who campaigned

the familiar “Maple Leaf Rag” are both

to save the building from demolition, it

celebrated pieces that solidified his place

was designated as a U.S. National Historic

in the Great American Songbook. Dubbed

Landmark in 1976.

“The King of Ragtime,” Joplin was one of millions of African-Americans in the U.S.

To d a y , J o p l i n ’s f o r m e r h o m e h a s b e e n

who moved north during the late 1800s and

transformed into a museum open for public

early 1900s, and the musician settled in St.

tours. Although the items are not original

Louis from 1901 to 1903.

to Joplin, the home has been restored and redecorated as it would have been during

While in St. Louis, Joplin rented a home with

his time. As a player piano belts out his

his wife at 2658 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis was a

melodies, you can peer into one of the small

focal point of the ragtime music movement

s i d e r o o m s w h e r e i t ’s s u p p o s e d h e w r o t e

and where Joplin hoped to pursue his dream

“ T h e E n t e r t a i n e r. ”

of becoming a successful composer and

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N . L E O N A R D AV E

J O S E P H I N E B A K E R B LV D

G R A N D AV E

urban chestnut brewing company

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SHOPPING The Golden Fig

• EXPLORING •

Midtown Alley

CULTURE International Photography Hall of

1. The Luxe Loft

Fame and Museum

2. Music Record Shop

Scott Joplin House

3. Epiphany Boutique

The Firebird

4. bhk streetwear

Fubar

5. Grand Wig House

The MOTO Museum 6. Moth Studios 7. The Corner 8. BTMA Studio 9. Apollo Fit


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REO Lofts

WHISKEY

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C A R D I N A L AV E

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The g o l d e n f i g

FARE

OLIVE ST Parrish Lofts

10. Float STL

Harris-Stowe University

FOOD

The Fountain On Locust

11. Brennan’s (coming soon)

BaiKu

20. Sapporo 2

12. Hotel Ignacio

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

21. Southern

13. Bullivant Gallery

Small Batch

22. Center Ice Brewery

14. Metro Theatre Company

Turn

23. Vito’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

15. New Line Theatre at the Marcelle

Pappy’s Smokehouse

24. Field House Pub and Grille

16. Folk School

The Bronson House

25. Sophie’s Artists Lounge

17. CEL Gallery

Wellspent Brewing Company

26. Baby Kakez Bakery

18. Satori

Hugo’s Pizzeria

19. Midtown Barbershop


BAIKU SUSHI LOUNGE By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser Chef Eliott Harris and restaurateur Brad Beracha worked together for years before opening BaiKu Sushi Lounge in Midtown. They’d headed up Miso, the Clayton sushi staple, before kicking off BaiKu i n 2 0 1 4 . F o u r y e a r s l a t e r, t h e s l e e k a n d m o d e r n s u s h i l o u n g e i s a n e x t e n s i o n o f t h e d u o ’s c r e a t i v e s y n e r g y, b r o u g h t a b o u t b y d e c a d e s o f c o l l e c t i v e e x p e r t i s e i n t h e r e s t a u r a n t i n d u s t r y. V i s i t B a i K u on a bustling evening around dinnertime and enjoy plate after plate of sushi in a variety of colors and styles that resemble edible terrariums. What guests don’t see are the chefs hard at work c r a f t i n g e a c h r o l l , s a s h i m i d i s h o r e n t r e e p l a t t e r. While BaiKu has classic menu favorites like miso soup, shrimp tempura and California rolls, the proprietors showcase their creativity on the “Specialty Rolls” section of the menu. There, you’ll find items like the Serpent—made with s h r i m p t e m p u r a , c u c u m b e r, e e l , a v o c a d o a n d sweet soy reduction—or the hi ROLL—made with salmon, crab asparagus, kaiware sprouts, shiso and truffled yuzu mayo. Consider a scroll through t h e r e s t a u r a n t ’s I n s t a g r a m f e e d , w h e r e y o u ’ l l f i n d delectable plated shots and the occasional photo unabashedly captioned, “This is how we roll.’”

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Turn Be sure to order the biscuits, which come in flavors like lemon lavender, with a side of car rot curd. 3 2 2 4 L O C U S T S T. 314.240.5157

Pappy’s Smokehouse Frequently dubbed the best barbecue in the city, if you’re in the neighborhood—or, even if you aren’t—a visit to Pappy’s is a must. 3 1 0 6 O L I V E S T. 314.535.4340

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urban chestnut Brewing Company By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

With the rise of independent craft brewers,

for the beer juggernaut, which has also

kicking back with a glass of thick amber beer

benefited their local devotees.

or a light, refreshing brew can happen all days of the week—especially at St. Louis’

While UCBC is modeled after the traditional

beloved local Urban Chestnut Brewing

German brewhaus, with its giant wooden

C o m p a n y ( U C B C ) . Yo u ’ l l f i n d i t s t h r e e S t .

tables and menu items like bratwurst with

Louis locations full of young professionals

mustard and sauerkraut, the team has also

sipping artisan libations and devouring its

meticulously placed homages to the modern

traditional German pub fare.

d r i n k e r. I t ’s a p l a c e w h e r e o n e c a n c o m e gingerly sip a dark lager or scarf down a

The brewery was co-founded eight years

warm pretzel plate and peer out into the

ago by German-born brewmaster Florian

w a v e o f c o m p a n y. W h e n i t c o m e s t o s o m e

Kuplent and David Wolfe, both formerly of

o f h u m a n i t y ’s u n i t i n g e l e m e n t s — f o o d , b e e r

A n h e u s e r- B u s c h . W h a t b e g a n a s t h e i r o w n

and camaraderie among them—here, who

small endeavor benefitted from the wealth

y o u a r e , o r w h o y o u a r e n ’ t , d o e s n ’ t m a t t e r.

of experience they gathered while working

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Hugo’s Pizzeria With house-blended and aged cr ust, you’ ll love Hugo’s for an artisan slice of pie. 3 1 3 5 O L I V E S T. 314.896.4846

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small batch By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Car men Troesser

I f t h e r e ’s a n y o n e w h o c o u l d p u l l o f f a

entrees. Quite the opposite: the filling,

w h i s k e y - b a r- m e e t s - v e g e t a r i a n - f o r w a rd -

delicious combinations will leave you sated

restaurant concept, with loads of vegan and

and surprised by the thought of meatless

g l u t e n - f r e e o p t i o n s a v a i l a b l e , i t ’s S t . L o u i s

pleasures.

r e s t a u r a t e u r D a v i d B a i l e y. I t ’s i n s p i r i n g t o s e e B a i l e y e x c e l w i t h a g e n r e t h a t ’s w i l d l y

The menu offers vegetarian versions of

different from his other endeavors like the

traditional meat dishes, like cavatelli and

e l e v a t e d b u rg e r- a n d - f r i e s d i n e r B a i l e y s ’

bolognese: The bolognese is made with

R a n g e , R o o s t e r o r t h e B r i d g e Ta p H o u s e

ground beets, cremini mushrooms, mustard

& W i n e B a r.

greens

and

a

rich

cream

sauce,

while

the cavatelli is made with pesto, capers, Ve g e t a r i a n s o f t e n a r e l e f t s i f t i n g t h r o u g h

tomatoes, red onion, Kalamata olives and

menus that explicitly cater to meat eaters,

feta. Be sure to choose a libation to enjoy

but not at Small Batch. Bailey and his

alongside your entree from more than 100

team make use of tofu, house-made pasta,

options, and savor the array of flavors within

p e s t o a n d b r e a d b a k e d f r e s h d a i l y, s o

both.

diners won’t be trading meat for flavorless

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midtown LOFT LIVING Contemporar y Loft Living in Midtown St. Louis By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Courtesy of Partner

Downtown St. Louis’ Midtown Alley corridor

D i s t r i c t a n d p r e s i d e n t o f To k y B r a n d i n g &

is well known as a prospering area full of

Design. “Since we’re within walking distance

i n n o v a t i o n a n d a c t i v i t y. A r t i s t s , d e s i g n e r s ,

of the Cortex Innovation Community and two

entrepreneurs,

college

prominent universities, we attract many grad

graduates and established professionals live,

students, artists and young professionals.”

students,

recent

work, sip craft beer and enjoy delectable

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c u i s i n e s i d e b y s i d e i n o n e o f t h e c i t y ’s m o s t

The neighborhood is also home to a number

exciting neighborhoods. The Midtown Lofts

of St. Louis’ finest independently owned

are comprised of the West Locust Lofts, REO

restaurants, bars, clubs, breweries, music

L o f t s , M a k e r ’s L o f t s , P a r r i s h L o f t s a n d s e v e r a l

venues, retail shops, coworking spaces and

additional properties. “We have some of the

more — including The Fountain on Locust,

b e s t l o f t s i n t h e c i t y, w i t h r o o f t o p p e n t h o u s e s ,

S o p h i e ’s A r t i s t L o u n g e & C o c k t a i l C l u b , F u b a r,

charming smaller apartments and planned new

Tu r n b y D a v i d K i r k l a n d , V i t o ’s , S a p p o r o I I , F i e l d

townhouse construction,” says Eric Thoelke,

H o u s e P u b & G r i l l , T h e B r o n s o n H o u s e , H u g o ’s

co-founder

P i z z e r i a a n d f a m o u s b a r b e c u e a t P a p p y ’s .

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Yo u ’ l l a l s o f i n d t h r e e c r a f t breweries and biergartens nearby:

Urban

Brewing

Co.,

Chestnut Wellspent

Brewing Co. and Center Ice

B r e w e r y,

enjoying brew

perfect

a

and

for

specialty

relaxing

after

a l o n g d a y. T h e l o f t s a r e also mere steps from the urban

anchors

of

Saint

L o u i s U n i v e r s i t y, C h a i f e t z Arena, Harris-Stowe State U n i v e r s i t y,

Wells

Fargo

and MilliporeSigma.

Extra perks: Secure touchpad-entry systems Rooftop decks and outdoor patios Industrial windows, concrete floors and high ceilings Pets welcome Bike racks In-unit washer and dryer Dishwashers in every unit Convenient secured parking Full-service gyms and personal trainers in the neighborhood High-speed Wi-Fi access in every unit of every building Exemplary maintenance and service 24 hours a day, seven days a week Building owners in the neighborhood

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The jefferson connector A St. Louis development fir m invigorating Midtown By: Jorie Jacobi Photog raphy: Courtesy of Partner

Real estate developer and architect Jassen

Called

Johnson

ambitious project will weave together a mix

founded

Associates on

urban

in

2004,

with

revitalization

a

in

Development strong

St.

focus

Louis.

Yo u

of

the

new

Jefferson

buildings

to

C o n n e c t o r,

the

complete

the

highly central

c o r r i d o r, s l a t e d t o o p e n s t a r t i n g 2 0 1 9 t h ro u g h

can see his handiwork most notably in the

2021.

c i t y ’s M i d t o w n A l l e y n e i g h b o r h o o d , w h e r e h e

Connector? As Downtown West is populated

has developed relationships with a complex

by residential condominiums and apartments

network of investors, lenders, tenants, clients,

while Midtown Alley is home to nearly 50

d e s i g n e r s a n d m o r e . J o h n s o n ’s l a t e s t p r o j e c t

creative

w i l l c o n n e c t t h e D o w n t o w n We s t a n d M i d t o w n

remained between the neighborhoods, which

Alley

was

neighborhoods

neighborhood commercial

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Renaissance

with

c e n t e r,

office

a

which

space,

retail

community will

include

storefronts,

Why

the

need

agencies,

largely

a

for

space

undeveloped

the

of

Jefferson

opportunity

until

J o h n s o n ’s

p r o p o s e d p r o j e c t . “ Yo u c o u l d t h i n k o f i t a s a

village

center

the

whole

l o n g s t a n d i n g t e n u re a s a re a l e s t a t e d e v e l o p e r,

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ample

parking.

Throughout

thing

entertainment

and

says.

ties

t o g e t h e r, ”

venues

he

that

residential living, lodging, restaurants, bars,

J o h n s o n ’s


coupled with his extensive academic

credentials,

he

has found that the keys to a long-term, self-sustaining community

are

a

mix

of

re s i d e n t i a l , c o m m e rc i a l a n d business

spaces.

consideration underlies

Extensive

and

the

work

plans

for

each, with an emphasis on successful residential spaces and

growth

for

opportunities

businesses.

residential

“Our

buildings

constantly

rented

are out,

a n d w e p l a n t o g ro w o u r residential offerings with the J e ff e r s o n

C o n n e c t o r, ”

says

Johnson. “Since we have a number at

of

offices

different

spaces

sizes,

we’ve

also been moving agencies i n t o l a rg e r o ff i c e s p a c e s a s they

g r o w,

tied

into

without

a

lease.

being Like

a

b u s i n e s s i n c u b a t o r. ” I t ’s t h i s met hodology of growt h t ha t has

informed

his

work

in

Midtown Alley and extends t o t h e J e ff e r s o n C o n n e c t o r.

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Snow Leopard

VODKA By: Amy De La Hunt Photog raphy: Elizabeth Wiseman

Trends of rum and mezcal may rise and fall,

the

unique

but

that

helps

vodka

remains

the

best-selling

spirit

in

clear

comparing them side by side, you can taste

more classically orientated approach: They want

the differences.” Vodka stars in classic cocktails

to know where their vodka comes from and

like

what it’s made from—grain, potatoes, molasses,

bloody mary, and Webster says it’s a perfect fit

rice or sugar beets? This preference is part

for sours as well. Her recipe for the Sonoma

of an overall industry trend toward simplicity

Leopard capitalizes on Snow Leopard’s unique

and

flavor

sustainability.

Craft

distillers

to

have

spirit,”

the

Moscow

profile

and

“but

Mule,

uses

you

cosmopolitan,

lighter

start

and

ingredients

cancel out the other flavors. The mix beat out

15

of

a dozen others earlier this year for its use

snow leopards. And it’s distilled from spelt—a

of Snow Leopard Vodka at the brand’s Cocktail

species of wheat—for a nuttier flavor. To Kira

Quest.

profits

to

preservation

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chardonnay

that

a story. Snow Leopard, for example, donates its

oaked

once

like

of

mildly

says,

flavorless,

responded wholeheartedly, offering vodkas with percent

a

she

odorless,

“Vodka

a

shifting

an

pepperiness out.

cocktail

now

be

a

stand

vodkas pushed that trend in years past, but are

to

lends

is

connoisseurs

supposed

also

Leopard

the United States. The explosion of flavored

Webster, assistant general manager at 801 Fish,

30

grain Snow

won’t


The Sonoma Leopard 1½ ounce Snow Leopard Vodka ½ ounce simple syrup ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce chardonnay *Webster prefers sustainable vintner Paul Hobbs Russian River. 1 dash bitters 1 egg white 1 pinch black pepper Shake ingredients together, and strain twice before pouring into glasses. Garnish with a sprinkle of black pepper and leopard footprints on edible sugar paper.

WHERE TO ENJOY snow leopard vodka: BBQ Saloon The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis H e r b i e ’s O c e a n o B i s t ro

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I t ’s t i m e t o g e t o u t a n d e x p l o re t h e t r a n s f o r m e d G a t e w a y A rc h N a t i o n a l P a r k g ro u n d s . N e a r l y e v e r y aspect of the visitor experience has changed over the past three years—from the underground museum to the walkways that link the park to the Old Courthouse and a redesigned Kiener Plaza.

The $380-million renovation-and-construction project also better connects the Arch to the Mississippi River on its east side and a new outdoor amphitheater on the north end of the 9 1 - a c r e p a r k . T h e G a t e w a y A r c h m u s e u m ’s s q u a r e f o o t a g e g r e w b y 5 0 p e r c e n t , g i v i n g i t m o r e space for exhibits related to this region—from artifacts used during the Lewis and Clark expedition to an entire French colonial cabin inspired by St. Louis architecture of the 1700s.

But some nostalgic aspects of the experience remain almost unchanged from when the Arch was c o m p l e t e d i n 1 9 6 5 . T h e b i g g e s t — o r r a t h e r, s m a l l e s t — e x a m p l e i s t h e t r a m “ p o d s ” t h a t c a r r y visitors 630 feet into the air to admire the view from the top of the giant stainless-steel structure.

W h e n p l a n n i n g y o u r G a t e w a y A r c h g e t a w a y, l e t u s b e y o u r g u i d e . B e g i n y o u r j o u r n e y b e l o w w i t h a list of hot spots to add to your agenda. Then, flip through our guide and choose a place to stay f ro m t h e f o l l o w i n g g ro u p o f h o t e l s w e ’ v e c u r a t e d s p e c i f i c a l l y f o r a D o w n t o w n S t . L o u i s s t a y c a t i o n .

F IV E P L AC E S TO V I S I T D O W N TO W N 1. Citygarden: 801 Market St. 2. Kiener Plaza: 500 Chestnut St. 3. Three Sixty: 1 South Broadway 4. Ballpark Village: 601 Clark Ave. 5. Broadway Oyster Bar: 736 South Broadway


PA R T N E R C O N T E N T

THE DRURY PLAZA HOTEL ST. LOUIS

HILTON AT THE BALLPARK

The Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch is located

L o c a t e d s t e p s a w a y f r o m t h e M i d w e s t ’s t a l l e s t m o n u m e n t i s

exactly 114 steps from the entrance to the iconic Gateway

one of the finest hotels in Downtown St. Louis. Hilton at the

Arch, bringing together art, nature, history and adventure.

B a l l p a r k o ff e r s t r a v e l e r s m a n y a m e n i t i e s w i t h i t s p o p u l a r, award-

T h e h o t e l ’s G a t e w a y A r c h E x p e r i e n c e V I P P a c k a g e i n c l u d e s

w i n n i n g 3 6 0 R o o f t o p B a r. O f f e r i n g a m a z i n g c o c k t a i l s , s m a l l

a

the

plates, indoor/outdoor seating and views beyond compare,

and

i t ’s n o s u r p r i s e t h a t t h i s p l a c e i s r a n k e d w i t h i n t h e t o p 1 0

snacks in the lobby and much more. The package also

rooftop bars in the world. At the top, check out views of Busch

includes access to 5:30 Kickback, where guests can join

Stadium and, of course, the big and beautiful Gateway to

t h e D r u r y f o r a r o t a t i n g m e n u o f f r e e f o o d , b e e r, w i n e

the West.

$26

tram

and

credit ride

mixed

to

towards the

drinks,

Gateway

top),

every

DRURYHOTELS.COM

free

Arch hot

evening

activities

breakfast,

from

5:30

(like soda

to

7 p.m.

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PA R T N E R C O N T E N T

HYATT REGENCY ST. LOUIS AT THE ARCH

The

closest

hotel

to

the

Gateway

Arch

ST. LOUIS UNION STATION

grounds

offers

The

ocean,

a

train

station,

Renaissance

and

stained glass—what do they all have in common? They

to

the

can be seen during the Grand Hall Light Show inside the

Mississippi riverfront, to Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village.

majestic Union Station. Running on the hour from 5-10

Enjoy St. Louis-style barbecue and more than 70 local craft

p.m.,

beers at Brewhouse Sports Bar or dine on steaks, seafood

on the ornate vaulted ceiling. Make your way outside as

a n d m o r e i n t h e i r R u t h ’s C h r i s S t e a k H o u s e r e s t a u r a n t a t a n

flames, lights and water dance along the lake to rock

Arch-view table. For a truly St. Louis experience, book the

a n d p o p m u s i c d u r i n g t h e F i r e a n d L i g h t S h o w, d a i l y a t

Cardinals baseball package complete with game tickets, a

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

iconic

attractions

from

the

Old

Courthouse

and

jaw-dropping

visuals

are

projected

$25 dining credit and a customized Louisville Slugger bat.

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paintings

the perfect staycation destination, within walking distance

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