The city of St. Louis, founded in 1764 is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and serves as an economic hub of the St. Louis area. The 639-foot tall Gateway Arch is a prominent identifier for the city, the city has some of the most breath-taking, exciting and entertaining places in Missouri and I can confidently state that there is never a dull moment in St. Louis especially for visitors. With the area having a large array of corporate housings that have top-notch amenities to cater for the taste and preferences of visitors, it also has hidden treasures and plenty of fun places to visit while on stay in any extended stay apartments in the area. Whichever reason brings you to St. Louis you’ll find lots of fun activities to do for an extended stay. Check out our highlights and guides for the top attractions in St. Louis that will enable you to get beneath the surface on your next short-term or long-term stay in St. Louis.
The Jefferson National Memorial Expansion Park
The park is comprised of the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and the Museum of Westward expansion. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts and a general overview of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
The iconic Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is an engineering marvel and a ride to the top of the magnificent 630-foot tall man-made national monument gives you the finest and incredible aerial view of the city. During summer the Gateway Arch is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and during winter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It takes efforts for any visitor to get bored on a visit to Forest Park. Located west of St. Louis Cathedral, the huge park is home to a range of attractions such as the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Art Museum. Students, interns or researchers on short-term or long-term corporate housing, the Science center located in the south-east corner of Forest Park an exciting and informative exploration of science and technology. One can have a fun-filled weekend by taking a romantic getaway in Forest Park rather than stay indoors in your extended stay apartment.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Whether you’re religious or not I highly recommend a visit to this Roman cathedral to follow the footsteps of history as you enjoy a scenic view of the architecture of the cathedral. The basement of the church has a museum solely dedicated to the mosaics in the church, installation of mosaics began in 1912 and it’s among one of the largest mosaic collection in the world. The cathedral is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visitors who are not participating in the mass are always requested to visit after completion of the daily mass. On weekdays, guided tours are available between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and for tour reservations, one can contact the tour office number which is 314-373-8241.
I remember a colleague of mine based in St. Louis recommending The Loop as a must-go and sure enough, I was exhilarated by the beauty, nightlife, magnificent art galleries, the Tivoli center, café culture, and the live music. As a visitor please don’t forget to take photos as you enjoy the contemporary vibe of this exquisite neighborhood.
The above four destinations are among the top rated places to visit while in St. Louis on an extended stay, however, there are numerous attractions in this area that have not featured in this guide. Some of the hotspots include the Missouri Botanical garden, City Museum, Scott Joplin House, Campbell House Museum and the Laumeier Sculpture Park. First-time visitors should never worry about where to stay, St. Louis has an extensive list of companies offering great options of corporate housing for both long-term and short-term stays and the rates are competitive and affordable.