St. Louis Sightseeing
Carriage ToursThe St. Louis Carriage Co., 1000 Cerre St., offers 15-minute, half-hour and 1-hour horse-drawn carriage tours of the downtown area nightly (weather permitting). Carriages depart from the Gateway Arch, The Old Spaghetti Factory at Laclede's Landing and the Hyatt hotel on Chestnut Street. Pickups from downtown hotels and restaurants also can be arranged. Phone (314) 621-3334 for a complete list of pickup locations. Brookdale Farms also provides nightly carriage tours of the downtown area; phone (636) 938-1005.
Driving Tours “Day Tours from St. Louis,” a 44-page booklet detailing 10 trips within a day's drive, and a St. Louis points of interest map are available to AAA/CAA members free at any AAA service office in the St. Louis area.
Helicopter ToursFostaire Helicopter Tours, based at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Sauget, Illinois, covers various sections of St. Louis, focusing on major industries, waterways and other points of interest; phone (314) 421-5440 or (618) 337-4440.
Walking ToursThe St. Louis Walk of Fame preserves the city's historical and cultural legacy by honoring the accomplishments of individuals with St. Louis connections. A brass star is engraved with the person's name, and an accompanying bronze plaque provides a brief biographical summary. More than 150 sets of stars and plaques are embedded in the sidewalks of The Loop, an area of shops, galleries and cafés along Delmar Boulevard. Among the honorees are Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Chuck Berry, William Burroughs, Miles Davis, the 5th Dimension, Redd Foxx, Joe Garagiola, John Goodman, Betty Grable, Ulysses S. Grant, Kevin Kline, Charles Lindbergh, Agnes Moorehead, Nelly, Marlin Perkins, Joseph Pulitzer and Shelley Winters.
St. Louis, MO
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
The sales tax rate in the city of St. Louis is 8.49 percent. The city's lodging tax is 14.9 percent and there is a rental car tax of 7.82 percent.
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(314) 321-2222 or (636) 441-8467
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, (314) 747-3000; Missouri Baptist Medical Center (Town and Country, Mo.), (314) 996-5000; St. Alexius Hospital, (314) 865-7000; St. Anthony's Medical Center, (314) 525-1000; Saint Louis University Hospital, (314) 577-8000.
I-270 and Riverview Dr. St. Louis, MO 63138. Phone:(314)869-7100
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (314) 426-7555 or (800) 654-3080.
The Amtrak terminal, (800) 872-7245, is at 430 S. 15th St.
The Greyhound Lines Inc. terminal, (800) 231-2222, is at 430 S. 15th St.
Cab companies include St. Louis County Cab & Yellow Cab, (314) 991-5300 or (314) 993-8294; and Laclede, (314) 652-3456 or (314) 403-7000 (to request a taxi via text message). All cabs in St. Louis are on the meter system. Base fare is approximately $2 to $3.50 for the first mile, with a rate of $2 to $2.50 per mile. The base fare goes up $1 for each additional passenger. A fuel surcharge of at least $1 also is added to the fare, and there is a $4 surcharge for airport pick-ups.
Metro, the public transportation system—which includes MetroBus, the MetroLink light-rail train and the Metro Call-A-Ride para-transit van service—transports passengers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The base bus fare is $2; $1 (ages 5-12, ages 65+ and customers with disabilities). Exact cash fare is required. A MetroLink one-ride ticket is $2.50; $1.25 (ages 5-12, ages 65+ and customers with disabilities). A 2-hour system pass (with transfers) is $3; $1.50 (ages 5-12, ages 65+ and customers with disabilities), or $4 from Lambert Airport. Weekly and monthly passes also are available. For route information, current fares and hours of system operation contact MetroTransit Information Mon.-Fri. 7-7; phone (314) 231-2345, or (618) 271-2345 in Illinois.