Destination guide

St. Louis opens the gate to the West

Step onto the St. Louis side of the Mississippi River and you’ll immediately know you're someplace else. Somewhere big on skies, big on space, and big on promise. Even before the silver arc of the Gateway Arch makes that change real, it's obvious you've said goodbye to the jaded East and hello to the can-do West. Visitors booking St. Louis vacation rentals are here, in part, to be electrified by that change in outlook, but also to revel in city of delightful diversity, top-ranked museums, paddleboat extravaganzas, and melt-in-the-mouth BBQ ribs.

Things to do

Keeping culture playful in St. Louis

St. Louis doesn't do dull when it comes to culture. Step into the City Museum and you'll think you're in an architectural playground. Packed with mazes, chutes, and mind games, it'll flip your idea of what a museum is all about. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis blows the mind too, with its stunning series of mosaics. Forest Park keeps your body busy with its tree-lined walks, ice rink, and outdoor boogie fests. Top it all off with a toast to St. Louis' beer scene, which runs from cult craft outfits to the larger local brewers.


St. Louis—paddles, music, and grills

The Mississippi is what's made St. Louis magnificent. And the view from this mighty river's impossible to beat. So, pile onto a paddleboat to see the glittering Gateway Arch at its river-facing best. Unknown to many, music—from ragtime to blues—has made its mark on this Missouri city. Be sure to check out the clubs of the Delmar Loop to find out more about the musical heritage of the city. And if you're wanting to dip into the city's famed smokehouse heritage, but don't know which St. Louis bar ‘n grill to hit, try a culinary tour led by a local grill gourmet.


St. Louis—sweetest in fall

This city doesn't just sit on the fault line between the American East and West—St. Louis is also in the middle of a climate conundrum. Here, temperatures see-saw wildly with the passing of the seasons. That makes the shoulder months of spring and fall the best for visitors looking for comfort from their St. Louis vacation rentals. Spring is beautiful, but can be a little unsettled. September and October are especially good for the St. Louis bound, though. It's less showery and visitor numbers dwindle.

Natural features

The wild things in St. Louis

With not one but two mighty rivers running through St. Louis (the Missouri River and the Mississippi River meet here, in case you're wondering), there's no shortage of dramatic natural spectacle here. These 2 rivers form great glittering sweeps that add extra color to the city's sunsets. Wildlife from across the globe can be found in St. Louis Zoo, of course. But the city itself has wild moments of its own, too. Those leaving early from their St. Louis vacation rentals might be lucky enough to spot coyotes, white-tailed deer, or even armadillos ambling the back streets.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around St. Louis

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 23.8 mi (38.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is St. Louis Gateway Station. It's easy to get around St. Louis by catching a ride on the metro at 8th and Pine Station, Stadium Station or Convention Center Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Saint Louis?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 649 vacation rentals around Saint Louis. From 225 house rentals to 344 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Saint Louis?

If you like the thought of bounding out of bed and walking straight into shops, entertainment and bars within minutes, then you've got to stay in the main central area. Vrbo has 93 centrally located rental homes available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has heaps more options, including:

  • 20 town vacation rentals.
  • 14 beach vacation rentals.
  • 10 riverside vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Saint Louis?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Take in this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll be able to choose from 318 different options via Vrbo. How does $30 a night sound? That's what you're looking at paying if you don't leave it too long! If that doesn't fit with your squad's taste, we've got a range of different property types to pick from, such as:

  • House: 216 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Hotel: 170 vacation homes. Prices start from $43 per night.
  • Condo: 54 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.

Can I stay in Saint Louis in a large group?

Nothing comes close to reconnecting with your old friends or spending a couple of weeks with extended family in a wonderful new location. And the best thing, Vrbo has options to suit. Apartment vacation homes are the leading choice here for big groups of travelers. Our worldwide database presently has 51 available. If you're wanting to stay with a large group, the vacation rental options that will serve you well include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can sleep 6 guests? We have 139 that will suit. Prices start from $61 per night.
  • After a place for 8 people? We have 79 that will be perfect. The starting price is $83 a night.
  • Looking for rental properties to suit 5 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 76 that'll be ideal. You can score one from just $27 a night.

Your whole squad will be well catered to when you book your Saint Louis travels through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Saint Louis?

Cut down on those hefty accommodation costs when you organize your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of unique rentals and save loads of cash! Southwest Garden is a terrific area to investigate if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 64 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $93 per night. Another 71 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Tower Grove South. With an average price of $114 per night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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