Elevated by its sky-high arch and grounded by its humble spirit, St. Louis is a city of invention and authenticity. Peppered with both tight-knit neighborhoods and big city buildings, historic properties and a high-brow culinary scene, the midwest metropolis' shine is polished by its past. Check out the St. Louis locales below that will provide an extra dose of sentimentality to your engagement.
Hours: Sunrise - 10 PM
801 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101
Art and nature vie for your attention at this stunning outdoor space built on two downtown blocks, where pristine gardens frame eminent sculptures.
Gateway Arch Observation Deck
Hours: 9 AM - 6 PM
11 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
Ride an enclosed tram to the Observation Deck of the tallest man-made monument in the United States for views of downtown and the Mississippi River.
World’s Fair Pavilion
Hours: Sunrise - 10 PM
1904 Concourse Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146
Perched atop Government Hill, the recently-renovated historic air shelter offers a serene setting with Forest Park views, as well as fountains and a reflecting pool.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM
4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
Showcasing one of the country's largest orchid collections, these pristine gardens provide numerous escapes, including the Climatron conservatory, a climate-controlled geodesic dome with paradisiacal foliage.
Hours: 11AM–1:30PM, 5–9PM
211 N Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
This 42nd-floor family eatery serves up delectable Sicilian Italian with complementary 360-degree views of the city, Arch and river.
Hours: 4 PM - Midnight
1000 Mississippi Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
Named after the former historic hotel, this restaurant and cocktail bar takes pride in all its achievements, from immaculate woodwork to methodical mixology.
Shaw Nature Reserve
Hours: 7 AM - Sunset
307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63089
Located on the Meramec River in the Ozark Border, this biodiverse region offers diverse ecological habitats and wildlife, including prairies, woodlands, wildflowers, wetlands, and more, all accessible by trail.
Castlewood State Park
Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM
1401 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021
Whether looking for a high-adrenaline bike ride or leisurely stroll, this stately riverside park offers natural amusement in a stunning setting.
Hours: 5 PM - 1 AM
4584 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Hospitality, precision, and joy are prized at this dimly-lit watering hole and eatery, where no detail or taste bud goes unnoticed.