PLAY WITH GUSTO
When the weekend arrives and you’re ready to play, you’ll find that St. Louis has something for everyone. Whether you’re a sports fan, music lover, thrive on live theatre, like to take in a comedy act or get lost in contemporary art or masterpieces from the Renaissance, you’ll find it here.
Baseball, hockey, college basketball and soccer – we have so much pride and passion for our professional sports. St. Louis is home to the world-renowned St. Louis Cardinals with Manager Oliver Marmol, fan favorite Yadier Molina and Spanish broadcaster Polo Ascencion, and the country’s newest Major League Soccer team, St. Louis CITY SC! We’re also home to the St. Louis Blues, 2019 Stanley Cup winners, and the St. Louis Billikens Men’s Basketball and Soccer, representing Saint Louis University.
Arts & Culture
Our world-class St. Louis Art Museum offers free general admission and our internationally recognized art institutions: The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation — showcase art being created today as well as works that combine art and architecture.
Citygarden is an oasis in the heart of downtown. The outdoor space blends lush plantings and internationally renowned sculpture with water, stone, architecture and design and is completely open and accessible. Meanwhile, Laumeier Sculpture Park sits on 105-acres and features beautiful, large-scale sculpture by contemporary artists from around the world. This dog and stroller friendly outdoor museum beckons you to explore. Lush plants and gorgeous flowers your thing? Then you’ll love Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the top three public gardens in the world.
Theatre & Performing Arts
We have more than 40 professional theatre companies, plus world-class dance, comedy and improv troupes.
The 135-year-old St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs at Powell Hall; the Fox Theatre offers touring Broadway shows, concerts and dance performances while the St. Louis Black Repertory Company presents drama, comedy and music told from an African-American perspective. Catch jazz, folk, chamber music and more at the acoustically perfect Sheldon Concert Hall.
Every summer, The Muny – America’s biggest outdoor theatre – stages seven weeks of American musicals outside, under the stars in Forest Park. Or spend a summer evening in the park, picnicking with friends, while catching a free outdoor performance during The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis.
St. Louis is home to many outdoor parks including Forest Park, an urban park that’s twice as big as New York’s Central Park. Here you can watch live theatre, play tennis, play golf on one of three courses, or ride a paddleboat. You’ll also find the Missouri History Museum, the world-famous St. Louis Art Museum,
St. Louis Science Center and Planetarium, and St. Louis Zoo, one of the country’s best and free zoos.
Hikers can choose from dozens of scenic, lush hiking trails, or cast for Bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass and more for sport or food in the Missouri River or in one of dozens of nearby lakes.
Entertainment & Night Life
We are a city rich with musical talent and history and you’ll find hundreds of ways to treat your ears to outstanding musicianship. Whether it’s Stevie Ray Vaughn-esque shredding, vocal stylings at a hip suburban bistro, or the joyful jamming of a Grateful Dead tribute band, the live music scene thrives.
St. Louis is a must-stop for big concert tours from Tyler the Creator, AC/DC and Zac Brown. The town itself brims with musical talent which you can experience through concerts and festivals throughout the year.
Then there’s Jazz at the Bistro, which brings in national acts like Branford Marsalis, Paco Sanchez, and the duo of Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, along with local crooner, Erin Bode.
St. Louis is a place where you can build and grow your career and family all in one. With a ten-month-old baby we enjoy the Zoo, City Museum, Magic House, and the Aquarium at Union Station. We love that St. Louis is a very family-oriented fun and are proud and happy Puerto Ricans living in St. Louis!
I moved to Saint. Louis to study at Lindenwood University.. I immediately decided I wanted to live here when I first visited. The big art history museum is beautiful, the zoo has so many animals and it is so big but what impacted me the most was that all these great attractions are free. It showed me that St. Louis cares about its people and that was what made me want to live here the most.