St. Louis’s Top Guided Tours (Even For Locals)

St. Louis’s Top Guided Tours (Even For Locals)

St. Louis, a city of distinct neighborhoods, is full of flavor, personality and rich history. Whether you are a native, or just visiting, chances are you’ve never seen all the corners and fabulous aspects of the city. Why not take a guided tour and get to know, intimately, the best places to eat, the best historical trivia, the best places for nightlife, where to get the best toasted ravioli and learn why we always ask, “Where did you go to high school?”

St. Louis Tours
(888) 321-3632
www.stlouistours.net

One of your first stops in St. Louis should be online. Yes, that’s right. St. Louis Tours is a well-organized, comprehensive, one-stop shop for St. Louis exploration. You will find a favorite tour for everybody there, and registering online is oh-so convenient.

St. Louis Beer Lover’s Tour By SUV
(888) 321-3632
www.stlouistours.net

There are the usual abundant tours of the old historic sites, for sure, but let’s explore something a little offbeat, a little spontaneous, a little unique. St. Louis is famous for pork steaks, toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake, but did you know we do some great beer.? Of course, you know about Anheuser Busch. But we also have great micro breweries everywhere across the city. You and your small group will enjoy this tour in a luxury SUV of some great beer-making establishments. Anheuser Busch, Morgan Street Brewery, Trailhead Brewery and Schlafly Brewery are just a few of the tour destinations. Price for the tour is $74.95 per person with a two-person minimum, and you must be 21 years of age.

St. Louis Jazz And Blues Music Tour By SUV
(888) 321-3632
www.stlouistours.net

Many know St. Louis as being a creative haunt of Scott Joplin, but it is so much more. Join the SUV tour to experience the best places in the city to enjoy this generation’s best musicians performing classic blues and jazz. For only $74.95 you, and at least one other person, can join the SUV tour, originating at your hotel or residence, and stop at great St. Louis music joints like the Broadway Oyster Bar, Venice Cafe and Delmar Lounge. This is 21 and over only.

St. Louis Chocoholic’s Tour By SUV
(888) 321-3632
www.stlouistours.net

Do you want a great way to spend the day touring the city with the kids, or perhaps a day out with the girls? There is no other tour to satisfy like the Chocoholic’s Tour. Stop in and appropriately sugar load at great destinations such as Lake Forest Confections, Crown Candy Kitchen and a St. Louis favorite, Ted Drews. Confectioners diversity lives and thrives in St. Louis and you should be a part of it. The cost for this great SUV tour is $74.95 for adults and $34.95 for children. It’s a great way to get to know the city and enjoy a socially sanctioned sugar rush.

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St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours
(314) 910-7981
www.stlouisfuntours.com

This is the one and only tour of its kind in St. Louis, and the most fun! Not only does it hit all the great St. Louis landmarks, but it does it with flair. Where else in the Midwest can you ride in a brightly colored trolley and enjoy the city with a fun group of people? The tour is approximately 75 minutes and you will see the best locations in the city. Tickets start at $10 for kids, 12 and under, $20 for seniors and $22 for adults. It’s the most fun you can have on four wheels.

St. Louis Food Tours
(800) 656-0713
www.saintlouisfoodtours.com

Even though St. Louis is a city rich in tradition and history, why tour the city the traditional way? Eat your way through the city’s unique culinary culture. You haven’t lived until you have tasted toasted ravioli from St. Louis’ Italian neighborhood. This guided walking tour takes you to several of the best Italian food shops and you get to soak up the neighborhood culture while you dine. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes with expandable waistlines. Tickets start at $15 for children, $30 for adolescents and $45 for adults, and all tastings are included in the price of the tickets.

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Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.