Destination guide

A charming place on the Missouri River

Situated on the Missouri River, on the outskirts of Saint Louis, the city of Saint Charles has oodles of character. Renowned as the starting point of Lewis and Clark's famous expedition across America, this charming city boasts a buzzing downtown, brimming with great local shops and restaurants, in addition to its famous history. Choose a Saint Charles vacation rental to explore the city's historic downtown, its riverside parks, many local festivals and events, and the sights and sounds of nearby Saint Louis.

Activities

A buzzing festival calendar

Concerts and events at the St. Charles Convention Center and the city's Family Arena bring many visitors to town. There's also a busy program of annual festivals throughout the year, held in the city's historic downtown and riverside spaces. Many fetes celebrate the city's German, Irish and Scottish ancestry, as well as its connection with the famous explorers. The Festival of the Little Hills is an August Saint Charles tradition, and one of the most respected craft fairs in the country. If you're new to Saint Charles, one great way to explore the historic downtown districts is to follow the city's self-guided audio walking tour.

Weather

Saint Charles through the year

Winters in Saint Charles can be cold, but snow is rare. The conditions are ideal for the city's Fete de Glace ice sculpting festival, a January tradition. As spring warms up, the streets come alive to the sounds of pipes and drums in the annual Missouri Tartan Day, a celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. Expect a lively parade of bagpipes, tartan and Highland games. By summer, it's not unusual for temperatures climb into the 80s. Kick back and enjoy a refreshing drink or al fresco meal at a downtown restaurant or a sunny picnic in a local park.

Natural features

Riverside trails in Saint Charles

Saint Charles offers many greenspaces and attractive riverside hiking and biking trails. The Katy Trail is part of the vast Lewis and Clark trail and a Missouri state park. This route follows the line of a former railroad from Saint Charles, near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Closer to your Saint Charles' vacation rental, miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails can be enjoyed at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park – a favorite picnicking and birding spot. Discover more about the Ozark border forest landscape and its wildlife in the park's River Hills Visitor Center.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Saint Charles?

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 Saint Charles:

  • Downtown: 233 vacation rentals
  • Soulard: 47 vacation rentals
  • Central West End: 53 vacation rentals
  • Benton Park: 54 vacation rentals
  • Tower Grove South: 75 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 Saint Charles?

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

  • St. Louis Zoo: 407 vacation rentals
  • Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: 404 vacation rentals
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital: 406 vacation rentals
  • Washington University: 406 vacation rentals
  • Six Flags St. Louis: 73 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 220 Houses in Saint Charles. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Charles include:

  • Cabins: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 231 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 Saint Charles?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 94 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Charles. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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