St. Louis City was a Spanish and a French Colony. It finally became part of the United States in the year 1803. The city was highly coveted due to its strategic location at the crossroads of the Mississippi and Missouri River. St. Louis City is a carefully planned city. Plus, there are several iconic landmarks throughout the city. Let us take a glimpse and explore the different parts and wonders of the city.
Districts of the City
St. Louis City has no counties and is less populated than the entire St. Louis County. However, the city has districts. First off is Laclede’s Landing which still retains the architecture of the eighteenth century while adhering to its industrial roots. The cobblestone paths, medieval buildings and live music playing in restaurants make it tempting to visit.
Lafayette Square is a remnant from the French and Spanish colonial period. Plus, it is a budget location for travelers. Affordable beds and dinners amongst beautiful architectural are characteristic of this part of the city. Near the Square is Benton Park and the Brewer’s House Bed and Breakfast. Brewer’s House is a comfy place to grab a bed and some breakfast while taking a tour of the brewery. The Midtown, often called “Grand Centre,” is home to Saint Louis University. Grand Centre is an artsy neighborhood with galleries, museums, and theaters.
Central West End is a classy place to visit. Elegant restaurants, beautiful galleries, and chic boutiques all come to together for an undeniably upscale experience. The Northern part of St. Louis City is where you can discover more about African American History.
For an Italian Vibe, Little Italy is the perfect option. South Grand, a cultural hub, offers a plethora of shopping and dining options. On the southeast side is Forest Park, which caters to a younger crowd.
The Old North is the historical mecca of St. Louis City. This mecca has renovated historical buildings side by side with trendy cafes and boutiques. East Bridge, Forest Park, Gateway Arch, and the Missouri Botanical Garden are famous landmarks in the city.
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