St. Louis is an easy city to navigate by foot. With dozens of attractions within the city limits, visitors can explore art, science, sports, history, the Mississippi River and more. Step outside The Chase Park Plaza and experience the rich mix of history, culture, and entertainment of the "Gateway City" from our convenient location.
Local area attractions include:
Described as "one of the world's most beautiful city parks" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the lush 1,371-acre Forest Park is a peaceful backdrop near The Chase Park Plaza hotel for an afternoon picnic by Flegel Falls or a tree-lined morning jog.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is a vision of artistic wonder and architectural brilliance. Designated a basilica by Pope John Paul II, the cathedral is treasured for its magnificent mosaics, one of the largest collections in the western hemisphere.
Featuring stunning horticulture displays amid Florentine sculptures and fountains, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a 79-acre blend of beauty and elegance. A National Historic Landmark, it is one of the oldest public gardens in the U.S.
Near the hotel, you can stroll through the urban oasis of Forest Park right across the street and explore over 90 acres of incredible wildlife at the prestigious St. Louis Zoo. The St. Louis Zoo is home to over 18,700 wild animals, including many rare and endangered species – all just steps away from The Chase Park Plaza hotel.
See where the world-famous beer is brewed at the largest and oldest brewery site. This National Historic Landmark welcomes visitors to tour its facility, experience its heritage and witness its cutting-edge brewing technology.
A couple miles from The Chase Park Plaza hotel is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks in St. Louis. You can journey downtown and enjoy incredible views of the Mississippi River and St. Louis. At the base of the Gateway Arch, you can stop in the Old Courthouse that now serves as a fascinating museum preserving the city’s historic landmark.
An historical landmark and animal sanctuary, Grant's Farm is named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant. The 281-acre property was the ancestral home of the Busch family and is home to the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales.
Embark a replica of a 19th century paddlewheel riverboat and enjoy a relaxing cruise along the legendary waters of the Mississippi River, with narration by a National Park Service ranger.
Housed in the 10-story, 600,000 square-foot warehouse of the International Shoe Company, City Museum is a mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of found and repurposed objects.