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Thursday, May 2, 2019

St. Louis Is 'Unexpectedly Great' for a Weekend Visit, Thrillist Says

Posted By on Thu, May 2, 2019 at 10:04 AM

click to enlarge St. Louis' Art Hill: a great choice for movie night or just lounging on a sunny day. - FLICKR/JON DICKSON
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  • St. Louis' Art Hill: a great choice for movie night or just lounging on a sunny day.
OK, so it's not quite "practically perfect in every way," but when it comes to compliments, "unexpectedly great" is totally something to boast about, right?

A new roundup from the travel site Thrillist recommends St. Louis as one of "7 Unexpectedly Great Cities for a Weekend Visit" — and, as has been the case lately, we're totally blushing whilst reading all the nice things it says about our unexpectedly great selves.



Among the St. Louis highlights touted by Thrillist:
  • our "flourishing dining and culture scenes"
  • restaurants Vicia, Lemmons by Grbic and Guerrilla Street Food
  • more restaurants! Melo's Pizzeria, Square One Brewery and Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar
  • the Saint Louis Art Museum (duh!)
  • the Saint Louis Zoo, "where a pack of eight cheetah cubs recently turned one year old" (even more duh!)
  • bars! The "snazzy, jazzy" Dark Room at the Grandel and "the laidback BB's Blues, Jazz and Soups"
Finally, Thrillist recommended swinging by Cherokee Street, urging visitors not to leave without "strolling down Cherokee Street, a vibrant district anchored by antique shops like The Purple Cow and Mesa Home, art galleries and Latinx-owned bakeries."

Other cities on the list include Minneapolis, Ann Arbor and Urbana-Champaign, meaning we are in good company indeed. Unexpectedly great company, really!

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