Destination guide

The lively city of Downtown St. Louis awaits you

Enjoy the area's live music, museums and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown St. Louis. This city is well-known for its sporting events and restaurants. Take in top local attractions like Busch Stadium and Gateway Arch. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown St. Louis

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Downtown St. Louis a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Louis Zoo (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Grants Farm (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • World Aquarium (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • St. Louis Science Center (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Eckert’s Millstadt Farm (9.3 mi / 15 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown St. Louis

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown St. Louis is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Citygarden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Lucas Garden Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ellen Clark Sculpture Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Compton Hill Reservoir Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Downtown St. Louis

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.5 mi (18.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 23.7 mi (38.1 km) away.

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

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 223 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 72 Houses to 131 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Central West End: 47 vacation rentals
  • Soulard: 45 vacation rentals
  • Tower Grove South: 82 vacation rentals
  • Benton Park: 53 vacation rentals
  • Lafayette Square: 34 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Busch Stadium: 367 vacation rentals
  • America's Center Convention Complex: 375 vacation rentals
  • Gateway Arch: 361 vacation rentals
  • Old Courthouse: 366 vacation rentals
  • Edward Jones Dome: 373 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 72 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 131 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.