St. Louis Travel Guide + Vlog

St. Louis Weekend Itinerary

Today I’m giving you all of the details on our recent trip to St. Louis! You’ll find our vlog & travel guide from our weekend vacation, my top picks for what to do + where to stay when you visit, and at the very end is an example itinerary of how to spend the best weekend in St. Louis!

 

 

St. Louis Vlog

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St. Louis Travel Diary

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis - Royal Sonesta

Our hotel was gorgeous and was in the perfect location! The Chase is nestled right beside Forest Park which is huge. You could pretty much spend the entire weekend at the hotel and park and have an amazing time! Pro-tip for budget travelers like me – there’s a grocery store right beside the hotel if you want to grab snacks, sandwiches, yogurt etc. to save money!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | The Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis - Royal Sonesta

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide - Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Though we didn’t spend any time at the heated hotel pool, it was absolutely gorgeous!

Pool at Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis

Dog-Friendly Hotel in St. Louise Chase Park Plaza

Doodle settled in to our hotel suite very nicely. She loved being able to look out the huge windows!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Cardinal's Game

On our first night in St. Louis we grabbed same-day tickets on Stubhub for only $10! We were on the upper level but we could see really well from our seats. It was a relaxing yet fun way to spend the evening after traveling all day.

St. Louis Cardinal's Baseball Game Date Night

We were secretly rooting for the Pirates to win (shhhh! don’t tell) so that the Phillies would have a better chance at beating the Cardinal’s into a wild card slot!

Bird Scooter's downtown St. Louis

On Saturday morning we tried to get into the Budweiser general tour. We read online that it was “first come first serve” but that process does NOT work on the weekend. We arrived around 11:30am and the next tour was not available until 5:30 that evening. If you’d like to go, I’d HIGHLY suggest booking a spot online first.  It’s only $5 to reserve your spot and you can do that here.

Since we now had a wide open spot in our schedule, we grabbed two Bird Scooters that happened to be by the brewery and decided to “scoot” down to the Gateway Arch.

Lauren Toews on Bird Scooter | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

It was about 2 miles away from the Brewery but we decided to take a lot of side streets for lighter traffic and to get a feel for the residential side of the city.

Lauren and Josiah Toews at Gateway Arch | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

St. Louis Arch places to take photos

The Gateway Arch Photo Op in St. Louis

The Arch was beautiful, but to be honest, we enjoyed the scooter ride down to it just as much! We even stopped by a local Farmer’s Market on our way.

The Old Courthouse St Louis

We decided to take a Lyft back to our car instead of scootering back. By this time we were quite warm and getting a little sunburnt! While we waited for our ride, we decided to pop into the Old Courthouse which was right beside the arch.

The Old Courthouse in St. Louis gorgeous ceiling

Don’t mind our sweat, but the courthouse was gorgeous!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Picnic at Art Hill

After swinging by our hotel to grab Doodle and make sandwiches, we headed over to Forest Park (which is right by the hotel) for a picnic!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Art Hill Picnic

We chose a spot on Art Hill which is right beside the (free) St. Louis Art museum. Even though there were quite a few people there, the park is so large that we had plenty of space.

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Dog-Friendly Places in St. Louis

Doodle seemed to love it!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Date night at Chase Park Plaza

After being outside all day, we relaxed in our suite before heading back out for dinner at The Preston (in the hotel) and a show at The Muny (in Forest Park).

Date night at The Preston St Louis before show at the Muny | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

The artwork in The Preston was fun!

The Preston at Chase Park Plaza Hotel | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

I really liked the vibe of The Preston!

Dinner at The Preston St. Louis | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

We chose the Steak Frites, Lobster Pop-Overs and Green Salad (not pictured). You can check out their full menu here.

St Louis date night at The Preston before show at The muny | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

The Chase Park Plaza was just gorgeous! Perfect for a date night even if you already live in St. Louis!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide  | St. Louis attraction The Muny at Forest Park

Seeing Matilda at The Muny was definitely one of the highlights on our trip! I did not know much about it beforehand and was surprised by the professionalism of the show! The majority of the cast had been on Broadway!

chase park plaza hotel lobby

Before leaving on Sunday we decided to make our final stop at Anheuser-Busch since we weren’t able to go the day before.

anheuser busch distillery tour | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

St Louis anheuser busch brewery tour | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Budweiser tour

Clydestale Horses at Budweiser tour | St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

Seeing the Clydesdales was definitely my favorite part!

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide | Best Brewery Tour

They let you try Budweiser and Bud Light while on the tour and it is way better at the brewery because it’s so fresh!

Budweiser Tour in St. Louis

After the tour we headed back to our hotel to pick up Doodle and head back home! We had a blast on the trip and I’m so glad we got to visit St. Louis!

 

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

Where To Stay: The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

The Chase is gorgeous, dog-friendly, right beside Forest Park and 15 minutes from downtown. We loved our suite and garden view! Pro-tip: they have valet parking but self-parking is $25/night but the garage is directly connected to the hotel.

 

St. Louis Weekend Itinerary

I’ve included a weekend itinerary below if you’d like some ideas for your visit! It would make for a packed schedule (which is why we didn’t make it to all of these things) but I included all of the places I would like to visit if I could go back!

Friday

4:00pm – Arrive at The Chase. Have a look around and relax in your room.

7:00pm – Go to a Cardinals baseball game or St. Louis Blues hockey game.

 

Saturday

10:00am – Sit by the pool and have brunch at The Chase Club.

12:00pm – General Budweiser Brewer Experience. Don’t forget to reserve your tickets!

1:15pm – Snacks or Lunch at the Biergarten after your tour.

2pm – Grab a scooter or Lyft down to the Gateway Arch.

6pm – Dinner at The Preston

8:00pm: Show at The Muny (if it’s summer) or Powell Hall.

 

Sunday

10:00am – Grab breakfast at the Boathouse at Forest Park.

10:30am – Walk through the (free) Saint Louis Art Museum.

11:30am – Spend the rest of the day at the (free) Sant Louis Zoo.

5pm – Sadly say goodbye to the beautiful city!

 

 

Are you planning a trip to St. Louis? If you’ve already been, did I leave any special places out of my guide? Let me know in the comments!

With love,

St. Louis Weekend Travel Guide

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