Saint Louis city life
Initially, French settlers were the first ones who set foot in Saint Louis and the city is also known as a place with a historic importance. Saint Louis got the nickname of “the Gateway to the West” due to the fact that it was the traveling spot where many explorers began their migration towards the west. Thomas Jefferson played the leading role in this movement.
Main attractions to visit in Saint Louis:
- The St. Louis Abbey
- The Gateway Arch marks downtown St. Louis - The Arch pays homage to Thomas Jefferson
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Saint Louis Science Center
- Missouri History Museum
- 10th Street Gallery
Wander around and relax in the lovely Forest Park or feel rush adrenaline at the Six Flags Amusement Park.
Check out the countless bars and restaurants, like 360 rooftop bar, Backbat at Scape, a cool outdoor dining and entertainment venue. Saint Louis is known for its legacy in the blues music and you can find several pubs where you can enjoy live music.
Visit the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery, taste a variety of premium brands and try some of the typical St.Louis food products in one of the local restaurants (the Gerber sandwich, or the St. Louis-style pizza).
Sport events are very common in St.Louis and you can watch matches of the local hockey and basketball teams.
Attend one of the local events such as St.Louis International Film Festival, Great Pumpkin Festival, Missouri Festival of Lights and more.
International atmosphere in Saint Louis
Population in Saint Louis is not typically very diverse, but it does count for around 15 % of foreign born people that live here. Major ethnic communities include Asian, Hispanic (particularly Mexicans), Russians, Turks, Albanians and a quite large number of Bosnians.
You may encounter several expats and international business people coming mainly from European countries – all contributing to the slight multicultural vibe of Saint Louis.
Weather Saint Louis
In Saint Louis, summers are hot and humid and winters are pretty cold. Spring is the wettest season, with the largest amount of precipitations. During summer, the average temperature is 32 °C (90 °F) or higher, while in the winter, temperatures are around 0 - 1 °C (31 °F) during the day.