St. Louis Journals

Tim In St. Louis

An October 1999 trip to St. Louis by Tim G

Quote: I used to visit St. Louis fairly often when I was growing up, as we often took family trips there, and I've always loved visiting the city. Even though I live much further away now, I try to get back every now and then.

Tim In St. Louis

Overview

Quote:
VISIT THE ARCH: Sure it seems overhyped, maybe cliched. But it really is worth it. Great views from the top. Even when you see it up close it's hard to believe people can go up in it. THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI: Spend some time down by the river. It really is magnificent. THE ZOO: Cheap (often free) and good quality. SPORTS: St. Louis is a fun place to watch live sports. Cardinal baseball is a local institution and well worth checking out. NHL hockey is quite good too. The city also has an NFL football and don't overlook college basketball!Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: St. Louis is generally an easy city to drive in. Traffic is rarely bad and parking not ...Read More

Savvis Center

Attraction | "Hockey at the Savvis Center"

Quote:
I used to love going to the old St. Louis Arena and came to love the place, even if it was falling apart. These days, the place is no longer falling apart but immaculate. The seating area is the large bowl effect rather than the multiple balconies of the old place. Sight lines are very good. This place is extremely nice. It has good concessions, a good sports bar in it, and all the modern amenities. Places like the Bell Centre (Montreal) and Air Canada Centre (Toronto) have this place beat simply because they did a better job decorating the place with hockey (or even just sports) memorabilia. But it's still very nice. The atmosphere at a Blues game is still just as raucou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2002

Savvis Center
1401 Clark Ave
St Louis, Missouri 63103
+1 314 622 5400

Gateway Arch

Attraction

Quote:
This is one of those things you have to do once in life. The Arch is really fantastic. From a distance, you'll think it's too narrow for people to go up to the top--you'll still wonder about that even when you're right up close. But you can ride up, in claustrophobic elevators; though not a long ride, you should allow 45 minutes because you'll have to wait in line before getting on. The best way to visit is by buying a ticket for a specific departure time and then showing up for that time. Once up top, you'll get great views of the city, the midwestern plains beyond, and the river. Once, when I was young, I went up with my school class and about 10 to 15 of us ran from side to side in unision un...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 30, 2002

Gateway Arch
St. Louis Riverfront 707 North First St
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
(877) 982 1410