While I don’t do many guest posts, since St. Louis is within a little over an hour drive, I was interested in hearing what St. Louis resident Andy Bell had to suggest for a fun trip in his fair city. Check out Andy’s suggestions below. I have visited most of the attractions Andy suggests and when traveling by air, we usually fly out of St. Louis.
Last Minute Tips to Plan for a Vacation to St Louis
A city, known as the origin of ice cream cone, so deeply rooted in American history and culture is an easy choice for a vacation trip. Also known as the ‘Gateway to the West’, St Louis is all about classic Americana, offering free of cost visits to most of the attractions. Be it any time of the year, if you are planning for an exotic and exciting trip for vacation, make tickets to St Louis. But, you should be geared up accordingly to make sure that your vacation is a memorable one. Here are some last-minute tips; ensure that all of these are ticked:
- Pack up things according to the weather
St Louis offers extremes regarding temperature both in summer and winter and so it is very important to pack up things accordingly. But tourism is heavy during both as St Louis has a unique attraction for each climate. If you are planning a winter vacation, pack yourself ready for ice skating in forest park and other travel deals. Summer in St Louis faces peak tourism rush. There are lots of seasonal activities, and summer games such as baseball which is enjoyed by loads of tourists and so gear up accordingly.
- Check for the hotels beforehand
St Louis experiences a huge rush of tourists from across the globe, and hence the hotels with best deals get filled up fast. If you want to grab best deals regarding places to stay, you need to grab those deals beforehand. Plenty of major hotels throw out lucrative discount packages online months before the holiday season starts and it is advisable to check for hotels that suit your needs and book them for a happy vacation.
- Book a car to travel around
Though St Louis offers a public transit system named as Metro Link which connects major hotels with important places like the zoo, forest park or the airport, but the places they cover are very handful in numbers. To travel around and explore St Louis, Car is your best option. Good Car Rentals Company such as St Louis Limo Rentals offers great value for money travel packages and covers all the places of interest in and around St Louis. Travelling around in rental cars is cheap, comfortable and tourist friendly in St Louis.
- List different attractions to visit
There are ton of places to visit in St Louis, and that’s the reason for its popularity. Well, it can be gruesome if you don’t have your list of interests sorted out properly. St Louis boasts of various historical sites, museums, nature parks, zoos and aquariums. Some notable places are St Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the City Museum among others. So, plan your trips as per your taste and have a comfortable vacation.
- Arrive the airport before the time for the Flight
It’s extremely necessary to be on time to enjoy a smooth hassle-free journey. Particularly for foreign tourists, it is an absolute must to arrive at the airport well before time considering the complex formalities regarding passport, visas and other immigration rules. The Lambert-St Louis International Airport offers all means for the comfort and satisfaction of the Passengers. So, reach your airport well on time and ease out your journey for a happy vacation.
Note that I did not receive any compensation for this article and all opinions expressed are those of Andy Bell.