6 Hours in St. Louis, MO

Hey everyone! I’m back from my month long study abroad trip and am so excited to share with you the second part of my three part road trip series. The first part about my six hours in Birmingham is available already and my third part about road trip essentials to be up soon.

Below I’ll go into detail about how Joe and I spent 6 hours in St. Louis.

We started on a Wednesday evening and left around 12pm Thursday.

The first thing we noticed when driving into St. Louis is how it feels like their skyline goes on forever! This photo definitely does not do it justice.

We went and settled into our AirBNB and then decided to head out for dinner and some exploring.

Our first stop was Bailey’s Range to grab a meal to share. We got their loaded fries and the buffalo burger. Both were really good and service was fast. We explored the downtown area for a little bit.

After that, we drove over to The Loop to visit the famous Fitz’s. Joe and I couldn’t choose from all the crazy options so we settled for a classic root beer float. I also got a cherry soda to go. In the store you can see the pop being bottled in the store! The store is very retro and has a great atmosphere.

Everything was closing so we had to call it a night!

The next morning I got up early and went to Shaw’s Coffee. Their store serves really great coffee and I enjoyed the store – there was a vault you could sit in and enjoy a drink there. Then I visited Strange Donuts and got a few donuts for the road. I don’t remember the flavors but I know I liked all of them, so it seems like Strange Donuts can do no wrong!

I had to swing by to grab Joe because we needed to check out of our AirBNB and head to our last stop – the famous Gateway Arch! While we usually don’t spend a ton of time doing touristy things like going into the Arch, for only $13, we decided it was worth it.

The first really interesting thing about the arch is that you actually go up it in a small little elevator that you sit in. It’s a tight squeeze and I would not recommend it to anyone that gets claustrophobic! We got to get to know the people in our elevator very well.

When you get to the top, the view is amazing! You can only see out of very small windows but it’s definitely a beautiful view of the city.

We walked around by the water but sadly had to hit the road and say goodbye to St. Louis.

There are quite a few things that Joe and I didn’t have time to do that may interest you, here they are:

The Loop

  • Vintage Vinyl
  • Blueprint Coffee
  • Avalon Exchange

City Coffeehouse & Creperie

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Factory

Paper Dolls boutique

Twisted Ranch

Gus’s Pretzels

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard


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