Why go to St. Louis?
St. Louis is a modern city in every sense of the word, but it also has a deep and colorful history
There are a lot of attractions here, so don't be disappointed when you can't see everything in one day
America's "gateway to the west" is a fun and lively city worth dedicating some energy to
St. Louis Cruise Port Facilities?
There is no port facility in St. Louis. The ship docks at the bottom of the hill on which the Gateway Arch is situated. The nearest facilities are in the Arch, where you'll find gift shops, vending machines and restrooms. Downtown St. Louis is about a 10-minute walk from the pier.
Good to Know?
It can get pretty hot during the height of summer, so make sure you've got a bottle of water with you or schedule some air-conditioned indoor time.
St. Louis has a small international airport with service from several major airlines. To get from the airport into the city, you can take a Go Best Airport Shuttle; grab a taxi; or rent a car from Avis, Budget, Alamo or Enterprise.
St. Louis is not really a walking city; but there is ample public transportation. Considering how spread out the city is, renting a car might not be a bad idea if you're planning to stay more than two or three days.
By Train: MetroLink, the city's light-rail system, connects several popular tourist attractions like the Gateway Arch, Delmar Loop, Busch Stadium and Forest Park.
By Bus: The bus system, MetroBus, is another option connecting all neighborhoods.
By Car: If you are driving, keep your eyes peeled for signs pointing the way to must-see sights like the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, Saint Louis Zoo and Missouri History Museum.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The U.S. dollar is the only currency accepted in St. Louis. Credit cards are widely accepted at all shops, restaurants and museums. The best way to get money is via ATM's at banks and convenience stores.
English is the primary language spoken in St. Louis, though, as with all U.S. cities, many people also speak Spanish.
Where You're Docked?
St. Louis Cruise Port Address:
1000 Lenore K. Sullivan Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63101
Riverboats dock on South Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard in downtown St. Louis. It's located at one end of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, just a few steps away from the Gateway Arch. There are no port facilities and no parking lot. You just walk from the street right onto your boat. Your best option for getting to your boat is by taxi, though both American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat offer shuttles from select downtown hotels. The nearest MetroBus stop is at least a 10-minute walk, and the MetroLink light-rail train is even farther.