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Everything about St. Louis: places, people, food, travel, communication

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Everything about St. Louis: places, people, food, travel, communication

St. Louis was founded by New Orleans fur trader Pierre Lacled in 1764 at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. By 1860, the city already had over 160,000 inhabitants. Because of its size and location, St. Louis became the center of government, finance, and the 1904 World's Fair expanded local markets. The city's educational institutions, including the University of Washington and the University of St. Louis, are world leaders in scientific and social research. The Moon Opera at Forest Park is the largest open-air theater in the country, and the St. Louis Art Museum is world famous.

St. Louis is a vibrant city with a lot to offer to beer, food, sports and music lovers. It is the birthplace of iced tea, ice cream cones and is often called the "home of the blues" due to its rich music scene. Traveling to St. Louis offers more free attractions than any other city outside DC.

What to do in St. Louis

St. Louis has many vibrant museums, gardens, and parks, so you'll find plenty of reasons to walk. Families visit the St. Louis Zoo, the Magic House and the St. Louis Science Center, and art people choose the St. Louis City Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum .

Wherever you start your expedition, save time to admire the legendary stainless steel arch that dominates the city center. At the center of National Expansion Memorial Park is the Gateway Arch , a symbol of the city's role as the "Gateway to the West." This 625-foot high parabolic stainless steel arch was erected from 1959 to 1965 by Eero Saarinen, based on Adalberto Libera's unfulfilled design for the entrance to the Exposition Universal di Roma in 1942. Eight lifts go up to the observation deck at the highest point of the arch.

To the right of Market Street is the massive domed building, the Old Courthouse , which is part of the National Expansion Memorial Park.

The beautiful Missouri Botanical Garden is known as Shaw 's Garden, named after the businessman and botanist Henry Shaw (1800–1889) who founded it in 1859. In the southeastern part of the garden is the richly appointed Tower Grove House by Henry Shaw.

Forest Park is located on the site of the 1904 World's Fair, some of the buildings date back to that period. The Jefferson Memorial is on the north side of the park, in the homes of the Missouri History Museum , which tell the story of St. Louis and Charles Lindbergh. In the center of the park, the Municipal Art Museum houses art collections ranging from prehistoric to modern. Across the lawn, over 6,500 animals call the 90-acre St. Louis Zoo their home. Among the animals of the zoo are Asian elephants, hippos, gorillas, tree kangaroos, jaguars, sea lions. To the east, close to the Highlands tennis and golf center, is a conservatory with hundreds of varieties of flowers.

Climate in St. Louis

Best Time to Visit: Late spring to early fall when the weather is warm and there are many free activities available.

There are four seasons in St. Louis:

  1. hot humid summer
  2. wet, cool autumn
  3. cold wet winters
  4. warm and humid, but unhurried spring.

Because of its flat interior location, St. Louis receives a fair share of extreme weather events, including summer highs and winter lows, tornadoes and flooding, although the latter rarely affects tourists.

Fast facts about St. Louis Climate:

  • The hottest month is July, 27 ° C
  • Coldest month - January, 4 ° C
  • The wettest month is May.

Culture in St. Louis

St. Louis is a multicultural city that has historically been very hospitable to migrants. St. Louis has a Bosnian population concentrated in Little Bosnia in the Bevo Mill area. In fact, it is the largest Bosnian population outside of Bosnia, and thanks to the large number of immigrants from East Asia, there are also many Vietnamese, Thai restaurants.

St. Louis hosts a huge number of street events, festivals, especially during the warmer months, many of them focusing on food and drink.

What to eat in St. Louis

From St. Louis-style barbecues to classic pub snacks and authentic Bosnian, Italian dishes, you can taste it all in this vibrant multicultural city.

If you're craving a classic sandwich, check out Blues City Deli in Benton Park or Adriana's on the Hill . If you like American food like burgers, wings, nachos, dine at a restaurant, Hendel's or Stacked STL . Looking for grilled ribs in sweet sauce? Go to Bogart's Smokehouse or Pappy's Smokehouse.

No visit to St. Louis is complete without sampling authentic Italian and Bosnian cuisine. The Hill's Charlie Gitto's and Zia's on the Hill are two places known for traditional Italian food - toasted meat-filled ravioli topped with bread crumbs and pan-fried. For Bosnian cuisine, head 8 km from the city center to Grbic Restaurant & Events . Notable dishes are chevapi (fried beef sausages with bread), sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls with beef and rice stuffed with paprika sauce).

Transportation in St. Louis

  • The extended light rail MetroLink, which has been named one of the best public transport systems in the country, provides access to many local attractions. Starting at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, MetroLink runs 48 miles through Missouri and Illinois and includes stops at 37 stations. Trains generally run every 7 minutes during peak hours, every 10 minutes the rest of the day, and every 15 minutes on weekdays.
  • MetroBus serves many municipalities in St. Louis County, and visitors can take a dedicated MetroBus route that connects the city center to a variety of popular attractions. Expect to pay $ 2 for an adult and $ 1 for each senior / child from 5 to 12 years old.
  • The car can be rented at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), but you will have to pay between $ 1.50 and $ 25 for every two hours of parking in the city center on top of the daily car rental fee. Another option is to hire a taxi or rent a bike, but taxis are expensive and cycling is difficult during the cooler months.
  • For regions not available to MetroLink, you can use the Metro bus system. With over 70 routes along the Mississippi River in Missouri and Illinois, MetroBus is one of the best ways to get to the Hill, Soulard and Tower Grove regions. But remember that this type of transport is time consuming.
  • A tram in the city center runs every 20 minutes daily and stops at Bush Stadium, the City Museum and other attractions.

Mobile operators St. Louis

All four major carriers are represented throughout the state, as are many small MVNOs operating on their networks. AT&T, T-Mobile usually provide the best coverage in Missouri.

AT&T has the widest network coverage in Missouri and earns the title of Best Network in the State. In second place is Verizon, in third - T-Mobile. Sprint's coverage is slightly behind, but customers can connect to other networks that Sprint has roaming agreements on.

Leading operators of St. Louis:

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • T-mobile
  • Sprint.
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