Ted Drewes follows a St. Louis tradition on Old Route 66 since 1929: serve frosty “concrete” smoothies so thick you can flip them over without falling in. Try the “All Shook Up” mixed with peanut butter and bananas in honor of Elvis Presley. In St. Louis, the locals take barbecue very seriously. BBQ lovers can try ribs prepared with a dry marinade, a tasty beef breast and delicious beef strips at restaurants like Pappy’s, Sugarfire Smoke House and many more.

Brewing Culture

Anheuser-Busch, founded in St. Louis in 1852 and with its operations center located in the historic Soulard neighborhood, welcomes visitors to its Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery and Tour Center, as well as Biergarten, a quiet place to enjoy blond beers (like Budweiser) and other specialty beers.

Play Baseball!

St. Louis is the best baseball city in the United States, and no trip is complete without attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The Cardinals are the heart and soul of the region, as they have more than 3 million fans that make the pilgrimage to Busch Stadium to see them every season.

Visit Ballpark Village, located across from Busch Stadium, which houses a Cardinals-themed restaurant, rooftop seating, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum (St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ) and Budweiser Brew House, which includes an open-air brewery.