Peek behind the Gateway City’s brawny brick architecture, baseball, brews and big business to find a metropolis brimming with cultural diversity and a simmering arts scene. Fine-arts enthusiasts can gaze upon paintings by Picasso, van Gogh and Rembrandt at the St. Louis Art Museum or admire mosaic masterpieces at the new Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Start the morning with a steaming or iced beverage from the Northwest Coffee Roasting Company in the historic Central West End neighbourhood, and head over to Left Bank Books for the latest in contemporary literature. Take an afternoon stroll down the city’s elite “private streets” of Portland Place and Westmoreland Place to see 19th-century mansions. While Lewis and Clark stopped in St. Louis to gather provisions for their journey west, today’s urban explorers shop Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. at Plaza Frontenac. Evenings are best spent soaking up music and sipping fine wine at downtown’s newest jazz venue, the St. Louis Jazz Café.
999 North 2nd Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Tel. +1 (314) 881-5800
Fax +1 (314) 881-5700
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