November 23, 2022

Places Every St. Louisan Should Take Out-of-Towners

So you have guests coming to stay, and they want to see St. Louis ... What do you do? Plenty, that's what.

Read on for our picks of things you must do with out-of-towners — from food to nightlife to kid-friendly destinations. In the process of showing off the city you live in, you just may find yourself falling in love with the Lou all over again, too.

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City Museum
(750 N 16th Street, 314-231-2489)
There's truly nothing like the City Museum. Yeah, it's the go-to spot for out-of-towners, but it earned that designation for a reason, so be a cool host and don't let your company miss out on the experience.
Sarah Lovett
City Museum
(750 N 16th Street, 314-231-2489)

There's truly nothing like the City Museum. Yeah, it's the go-to spot for out-of-towners, but it earned that designation for a reason, so be a cool host and don't let your company miss out on the experience.

Broadway Oyster Bar
(736 S Broadway, 314-621-8811)
We asked where we should take out-of-towners in our subreddit and u/katieb102588 recommended Broadway Oyster Bar.
Lulu Nix

Broadway Oyster Bar
(736 S Broadway, 314-621-8811)

We asked where we should take out-of-towners in our subreddit and u/katieb102588 recommended Broadway Oyster Bar.
Lafayette Square
Be sure to show your guests all around Lafayette Square. It has a history of impressing out-of-towers — they can't get over our gorgeous architecture. Soulard has the same effect.
Photo credit: Flickr / Ian Freimuth.
Lafayette Square

Be sure to show your guests all around Lafayette Square. It has a history of impressing out-of-towers — they can't get over our gorgeous architecture. Soulard has the same effect.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
(718 N. Grand Boulevard, 314-534-1700)
First off, Powell Hall is a true stunner — you can promise your guest plenty of Instagram-worthy photos. Second of all, the St. Louis Symphony is stellar, with Grammy Awards to boot. Plus, the symphony offers shows that appeal to all tastes, from Beethoven to Disney in Concert.
Photo credit: Flickr / geekoftheweek.
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
(718 N. Grand Boulevard, 314-534-1700)

First off, Powell Hall is a true stunner — you can promise your guest plenty of Instagram-worthy photos. Second of all, the St. Louis Symphony is stellar, with Grammy Awards to boot. Plus, the symphony offers shows that appeal to all tastes, from Beethoven to Disney in Concert.
Ted Drewes
Locations on Chippewa and South Grand
Oh, your guests think they have the best frozen custard back home? Prove them wrong with a trip to Ted Drewes. It's only right.
Ian Froeb
Ted Drewes
Locations on Chippewa and South Grand

Oh, your guests think they have the best frozen custard back home? Prove them wrong with a trip to Ted Drewes. It's only right.

The Magic House
(516 S Kirkwood Road, 314-822-8900)
And if your guests are a wee bit younger, take them to the Magic House. Then again, adults may get a kick out of it, too.
Photo credit: Flickr / Roy Niswanger.
The Magic House
(516 S Kirkwood Road, 314-822-8900)

And if your guests are a wee bit younger, take them to the Magic House. Then again, adults may get a kick out of it, too.

Schlafly Bottleworks
(Multiple locations including 7260 Southwest Avenue, 314-241-2337)
Sure, there's the Anheuser Busch tour. But why not give your guest an experience truly unique to St. Louis with a trip to Schlafly? They'll experience good food, good drinks, live music and take home some cases they wouldn't normally get anywhere else.
Photo credit:RFT photo.
Schlafly Bottleworks
(Multiple locations including 7260 Southwest Avenue, 314-241-2337)

Sure, there's the Anheuser Busch tour. But why not give your guest an experience truly unique to St. Louis with a trip to Schlafly? They'll experience good food, good drinks, live music and take home some cases they wouldn't normally get anywhere else.

Off Broadway
(3509 Lemp Avenue)
Nothing introduces you to a city quite like its music scene, and Off Broadway will be a great introduction for your out-of-town visitors.
Photo credit:RFT photo.
Off Broadway
(3509 Lemp Avenue)

Nothing introduces you to a city quite like its music scene, and Off Broadway will be a great introduction for your out-of-town visitors.

Gioia’s Deli
(1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410)
r/StLouis Reddit user HD61480 recommended Gioia's for "a hot salami and roast beef sandwich on garlic cheese bread."
Rosalind Early

Gioia’s Deli
(1934 Macklind Avenue, 314-776-9410)

r/StLouis Reddit user HD61480 recommended Gioia's for "a hot salami and roast beef sandwich on garlic cheese bread."
City Foundry STL
(3730 Foundry Way)
Reddit user u/BernieSandorClegainz (great username) recs the City Foundry.
Mabel Suen

City Foundry STL
(3730 Foundry Way)

Reddit user u/BernieSandorClegainz (great username) recs the City Foundry.