About Downtown St Louis
The downtown area of St. Louis is a vibrant metropolitan area. Originally settled by the French, transferred to the Spanish, and now filled with immigrants from around the world, St. Louis is a city of nations. The nickname of the city is Gateway to the West but there is much more to do than merely pass through. The downtown area is full of opportunities for shopping, and then there are cultural, family, and nighttime activities to enjoy. St. Louis is home to Forest Park, which is bigger than New York City's central park. Forest Park hosts the St. Louis Zoo, a well-regarded and free family travel destination. The St. Louis arch, one of St. Louis' most famous landmarks, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city from its top. When evening falls, you can take advantage of St. Louis' buzzing nightlife. Downtown St. Louis has plenty of clubs, pubs, and bars. For the sports fan, both day and night baseball games are played at the spectacular Busch stadium. Once the game is over, learn more about the stadiums namesake at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. If sports and beer are not your thing, you can take in a show at the spectacular Fox Theatre, originally build in the year 1929. No matter what your particular tastes, Downtown St. Louis has something for you to enjoy.