Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” St. Louis? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in St. Louis?”
St. Louis has a long history as a starting point, a kickoff to great endeavors — like settlers in covered wagons, steamboats on the Mississippi, the first interstate highway and 1904 World’s Fair innovators. But today, it’s a destination. No longer are brave adventurers departing St. Louis in search of greener pastures — they’re already there. The Gateway to the West is an epicenter for culinary creations and a port of call for artists. It’s got a beer giant and championship-caliber sports alongside niche galleries and eccentric dive bars. It’s a Midwestern mish-mash of people and passions. You’re another in a long line of St. Louis explorers. Consider this your map to the very best things to do in St. Louis right now.