Meet Us in St. Louis
by Victoria Principato
What a day! After breakfast, Cate and I made our way down to the Jefferson City station, got on our train, and soon enough, we had arrived in St. Louis. After a quick tour around the station, we wanted to make sure we saw everything the city has to offer in the short time we would be spending in St. Louis, so we made use of the city’s metro system. It was super simple, and really similar to the metro system in Washington, D.C.! We bought day passes, which were only $7.50, and hopped on the metro that arrived directly at the Civic Center Station.
A few short stops later, we were blocks away from the city’s most famous structure, the Gateway Arch building! Standing at 630 foot tall, this monument is the world’s largest arch. The steel monument is every architect’s (and engineer’s!) dream come true. Although I found the building beautiful and inspiring, Cate’s level of excitement was on a whole other level!
After checking out the Arch, we made our way to “The Loop,” which is the arts district of St. Louis. With plenty of shops to stop by, it was the perfect way to get a flavor of all that the city has to offer. However, after some time outside, we definitely needed a break from the scorching southern sun. Luckily for us, we wandered into Fitz’s! Famous for their root beer floats and ice cream sundaes, Fitz’s is a St. Louis favorite, and serves its soda all across town. It was definitely the best way to cool off after a St. Louis summer day!
After our time in the arts district, we had to head back to the station to catch our next train. Although our time in St. Louis was short, we had a great time getting to experience some of what the city has to offer. Next time we come back, we’ll definitely be buying passes to ride up into the Arch to experience the full effect! And we’ll surely stop by Fitz’s for another root beer float. Thanks for the southern hospitality, St. Louis! Up next: Texas!