An important consideration when you are choosing your location for a conference or just want to get away for a few days is to find somewhere that manages to ticks all the boxes regardless of whether you are traveling for business or pleasure.
Saint Louis manages to fit that bill and there are plenty of opportunities to keep you entertained or get your work done if that is what is on your itinerary.
An escape in the heart of the city
Staying at somewhere like the Marriott St. Louis West should put you in a good position to explore the city and surrounding area and if you want a bit of an escape from the usual hustle and bustle downtown, the Citygarden will provide a relaxing contrast.
This is one of the city’s newest attractions and the 2.9-acre park will provide to be a restful and relaxing recreational walk when you take in some of the modern architecture and water features.
Feeling suitably refreshed after visiting Gardencity you will be ready to return to your business schedule or carry on with your tour of the rest of the city on a leisure break.
One of the greatest public gardens in the world
It’s quite a claim to boast that your city is the venue for one of the top three public gardens found anywhere on the planet but the Missouri Botanical Garden is that highly rated.
Created in 1859, the 79-acre botanical garden is a must-see when you come to the area. There are 25 demonstration gardens to enjoy and a topiary maze to get lost in for a while, plus an awe-inspiring tropical rain forest that is housed within the Climatron geodesic dome.
Plenty of live music options
Nightlife is an essential part of a trip away and that is the time of the day where many cities truly come to life.
This is the case with St. Louis and you can find numerous restaurants dotted around the city where you can enjoy some great jazz and blues musicians waiting to entertain you.
A few of these venues to mention would be Hammerstones at 9th and Russell and BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups, although there are many more that deserve a visit if you can find the time during your stay.
Plenty of culture on offer
If you want to find out a bit more of the history of the area a good place to visit would be the Missouri History Museum.
The museum has invested in state-of-the-art displays and a variety of interactive exhibitions that help bring the past back to life in a very illustrative way.
The same can be said of the Saint Louis Science Center where the Boeing Space Station is a popular attraction and the Planetarium show should definitely be on your list of things to see when you visit the center.
These are just a few of the attractions that await you when you visit Saint Louis and whether you are traveling to the area on business or pleasure, or both, you will find plenty of ways to enjoy your time there.