Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, St. Louis, Missouri is often overlooked. However, for those who have visited St. Louis, it becomes hard to disregard the exquisite city. Its beauty is in undeniable from the metropolitan buildings and cityscape to miles of urban parks, lush greenery, lakes and streams. In a city that has so much beauty to offer, it is essential to know where the to find the best views.
Perhaps the most famed view in St. Louis is the view from the top of its most identifiable landmark, the Gateway Arch. Standing at 630-feet tall, the Gateway Arch overlooks the entire city. The monument is equipped with trams that carry visitors to the observation deck 630 feet in the air. Up at the top, in the narrow metal room, visitors can peer through one of the 32 windows for an extraordinary view of the St. Louis. However, the journey to the top of the arch is not for the faint heart or those with a fear of heights.
Not to worry, those 32 windows are not the only view in town. St. Louis is loaded with spectacular viewpoints. Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park, located on the east side of the Mississippi River directly across from the Gateway Arch, boasts remarkable city views. This tiered overlook is open to the public and offers riverfront views. Lookout for the Gateway Geyser, the tallest water fountain in the country, which shoots up water 630 feet in the air.
Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, also boasts striking city views. The beautiful skyline views from the stadium makes it a great outing for baseball fans and even non-fans. Enjoy a game and view!
St. Louis also offers world class dining experiences coupled with a view. Cinder House, perched on the iconic eighth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, showcases sweeping city views. The hotel partnered with award winning Chef Gerard Craft to create a brilliant dining experience. Enjoy the downtown skyline and views of the Gateway Arch while dining on this stunning terrace. Another favorite in St. Louis is the Boathouse in Forest Park. Enjoy a fast-casual meal while overlooking the lake as paddle boats and canoes drift by.
For those seeking a night out on the town with spectacular views, mouthwatering foods, and tantalizing cocktails, 360 is the place for you. Renowned as one of the best rooftop bars in the world, 360 sits atop the Hilton at the Ballpark. Enjoy a drink as you gaze at the unobscured views of St. Louis from this trendy rooftop bar.
Some of the best views in St. Louis can be found from the rooftops of Mac’s high rise apartment buildings located on the border of Forest Park. The rooftops of the Montclair and Parc Frontenac buildings, both located on Kingshighway, have incredible panoramic views of both the Central West End and Forest Park.
On the other side of Forest park, near Washington University’s main campus, the Dorchester apartments also have beautiful views overlooking Forest Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Another exciting new development from Mac properties is the One Hundred building, a 36 story luxury apartment tower to be completed in 2020. The modernist high rise, once finished, will give residents the best city and park views in the Central West End neighborhood. This dynamic new development will have 360 degree rooftop views of Downtown, the Central West End, and Forest Park.