If you learn nothing else about St. Louis from visiting here, you will learn this: It is the most inside baseball city you’ll ever visit. But fear not. This is an inside baseball list.
People in St. Louis talk as if everybody already knows every one of the city’s cultural references, so if you use the shortcut terminology I suggest, that will help a lot … though you may encounter some issues. If you sound like you know what you’re talking about, St. Louisans will answer like you know what you’re talking about, and that might leave you lost … in some cases, literally. I swear when I first moved here in 2000 and I’d ask for directions, people would say, “turn left where the Kmart used to be,” which didn’t do me a whole lot of good, because if I knew where the Kmart used to be, I wouldn’t need directions. All of which is to say, bring your GPS because if you ask for directions, they might not be much help.
Difficult though it may be to crack, once you’ve figured this city and its people out, you will find St. Louis has tons of great things to do, and St. Louisans will delight to share it with you. Here are the best of the best things to do even St. Louisans still enjoy: