Free Attractions in Saint Louis

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Photo Credit: SLU

On a budget but still want to take in some of the incredible sights that Saint Louis has to offer? You’re in luck at Saint Louis is one of the top cities in the country for free attractions. Here are some of the best free things worth seeing when you’re in town.

Selfies with the Gateway Arch
While there is an admission charge (and long wait) if you want to go to the top of the world’s tallest monument, you can take photos of it for free! Try heading to different parts of the city to find the best views, and camera angles for your Gateway Selfie.

Forest Park
Saint Louis’ version of Central Park is a must see. It’s truly the heart and soul of the city, where both locals and visitors come to play. The park is filled with gardens, walking/running and biking trails, and so much more. Within Forest Park there are also some free attractions worth a visit.

- The Saint Louis Zoo
There are not too many places in the world where you can get up close to Viper Snakes, Red Pandas, Gorillas and Kangaroos, all in one place, for free. The Saint Louis Zoo attracts animal lovers from all over the world.

- Saint Louis Science Center
If you are traveling with kids, they will love a trip to the Science Center. At the Dig Site, they can dig through the sand to find dinosaur fossils. They will learn about the body in the Human Adventure, and they will get the chance to participate in science demonstrations.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Free beer? Sounds good to us! At the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, you can take a free tour of one of the biggest beer manufactures in the world. Included in the tour is a stop at the stables, where you can see the famous Clydesdale horses. And yes, for those over 21, beer samples are included.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Not only is the church itself an amazing piece of architecture, it is also home to the world’s largest collection of mosaic art. Self-guided tours are free, but we suggest calling ahead as the church is closed to the public when Mass, funerals, weddings and other services are being performed.

Soulard Market
Come for the people watching, stay for the food. Hipsters, families and tourists alike all gather at the Soulard Market. This is a great place to put together a picnic lunch. This is a great low-cost lunch alternative to restaurants, and your food will probably be fresher and tastier.

Music at the Muny
The Muny is an outdoor amphitheater located in the wonderful Forest Park. During the summer, tons of concerts and musical performances are put on. The top row is always free admission, so if you’d like to see the show at no-cost, it’s best to show up early!

We hope you enjoy your stay in Saint Louis. Remember, rooms at our InTown Suites Saint Louis locations start at as little as $199 per week!

Charleston, South Carolina from A-Z

Charleston, South Carolina is consistently voted as one of the top destinations in the United States. Here are 26 reasons why you should come visit:

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge – this beautiful bridge connects downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant and is the second longest cable-stayed bridge in the Western Hemisphere.

Beaches – Charleston is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in South Carolina, if not the entire East Coast. Come explore the warm waters and golden sand.

Charleston Coliseum – The Coliseum has hosted some of the best performing artists in the world, including Taylor Swift and Kiss. The acoustics in the Coliseum are incredible.

Dixie Supply Cafe and Bakery – Experience casual, lowcountry cuisine at this Charleston staple eatery. The food here is so good, it’s even been featured in Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives.

Edisto Island Museum – This fascinating museum helps to explain the long and storied history of this Edisto, from Native Americans to the Spaniards to the Civil War. The Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts from the area’s plantations.

Fort Sumter – the shots that were fired from this sea fort were said to start the Civil War. Now Fort Sumter is a National Monument dedicated to the history of the Civil War.

Gullah Culture – Come to Charleston and you’ll experience the one-of-a-kind Gullah culture. Be sure to experience the music and delicious food.

Charleston Harbor – While visiting Charleston, explore the banks of the beautiful Charleston Harbor. If you get the chance, a boat tour is a fun way to take in the sights of the city.

Carolina Ice Palace – You can lace up and skate at the Ice Palace all year round. It’s a great way to cool down during Charleston’s hot summers.

Jazz Shows – Charleston is home to an incredible jazz community. Check out the local theaters and clubs to see who is performing when you’re in town.

Kiawah Island – Love to golf? Kiawah Island is home to some of the most incredible golf in the country. There’s also incredible wildlife and spas to take in.

Lodging – We have four InTown Suites locations in the Charleston Metro area.

Magnolia Plantation – this awe inspiring and historic Plantation is one of the most popular attractions in Charleston.

The Nightlife – from intimate bars to sprawling nightclubs, Charleston has a venue to suit whatever mood you’re in for a night on the town.

Old City Market – a trip to the Old City Market is great for shopping and people watching!

Palmetto Brewing Company – stop by the Palmetto Brewing Company to try some of the best craft beer in the city, brewed in house.

BBQ – In South Carolina, BBQ means pork. In Charleston, you’ll find most places use a delicious and unique spicy vinegar sauce.

Rainbow Row – Rainbow Row is Charleston’s version of San Fransisco’s Painted Ladies. People come from all over to photograph a row of brightly colored homes.

Spoleto Festival – Every spring, for seventeen days, Charleston hosts a massive performing arts festival. People from all over the world come to experience the plays, concerts, films and other pieces of performance arts.

Theater 99 – Love to laugh? Then you’ll want to take in an improve performance by Theater 99, think Whose Line Is It Anyway, but better.

Upscale Dining – Feel like getting dressed up and celebrating a special occasion with a good meal? Make a reservation at Virginia’s on King for a sophisticated take on lowcountry cuisine

Vendue Hotel Rooftop Bar – this rooftop bar offers amazing views of the city and the bartenders can mix up some seriously good drinks.

Whirlin Water Adventure Park – beat the heat of summers in Charleston with a visit to this adventure park. There are lots of water slides to choose from!

eXtremely polite people – Charleston locals have been voted to be some of the friendliest and politest people in the country.

Year Round Nice Weather – Winter is typically brief and mild with very little snow, so it’s always a good time to visit.

Zoo – Kids love seeing the wildlife in the Charles Towne Landing Animal Forrest.

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