Meet Us in St. Louis: Five Reasons Why You Should Visit
What can we say about The Lou? Facts first. It’s the second-largest city in Missouri, it borders Illinois and it has great views of the Mississippi River. Now here comes the real talk. While others are planning trips to coastal cities like Miami or cities that don’t sleep like NYC (by the way we can take you to both) you need to plan a trip to St. Louis because what it’s got to offer might just surprise you.
With over 500 destinations, we get to see and experience all of the beautiful cities and towns that make this country great. And trust us, St. Louis is definitely one of them. If you’re on the fence about taking a ride to the Gateway to the West, just read on and find out why it should be on your list.
This stainless steel monument stands 630 feet tall and gives visitors a one of a kind view of the city. The Gateway Arch symbolizes the city’s role as pioneers traveled west. If you’re brave enough to make the trek to the top to get the view from the observation deck, we promise it’ll be worth. Fun fact: Our trains roll right by the Arch. So have fun trying to get that perfect pic. But when you get it, put on IG and tag it #Amtrak.
You know how much we love taking Amtrak riders to games, and traveling to Busch Stadium in St. Louis is no different. If you’re a die hard Cards fan that relocated, let Amtrak be your ride to the game. So put on your red and get ready to let your fandom-ness show before and after the game.
We’re not kidding when we say you’re going to have a memorable time when you train it to St. Louis. If you’re a sports fan, venture downtown to Ballpark Village St. Louis, a sports themed area located near the stadium. Dine out or drink up, this part of the city primed and ready for fun. You can also try Laclede’s Landing just a few blocks away. It’s an historic part of the city with cobble streets, horse and carriage rides, events for the family and restaurants and bars.
Saint Louis Zoo
Perfect for the animal lover of the group or just anyone who loves seeing lions and tigers and bears. The Saint Louis Zoo located in Forest Park, is home to more than 18,000 exotic animals. See how they live and learn about the ways of the animal kingdom. However you explore the zoo be ready for unique exhibits and amazing animals.
Because St. Louis is served by three routes, the Texas Eagle, Missouri River Runner and the Illinois Service, getting to the Gateway to the West is easy. Whether you’re coming from Kansas City for a quick trip or farther away like Chicago, the perks and benefits of traveling by train are the same. Enjoy extra legroom, great views and the freedom to relax as you ride. If you’re thinking of making the trip with us, head to our deals page to see the deals available to you. Let’s Ride!