With summer finally entering the atmosphere, it’s that time of year again for folks to embark on vacations and adventures across the country. A popular tourist attraction is the Gateway Arch. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Arch is the largest man-made monument in the entire U.S. It stands astonishingly tall and is the perfect subject for photography.
Below, we’ve listed a few different things you can do if you plan to visit the Arch this summer.
- Tram Ride to the Top
Ever want to see St. Louis from 630 feet above the ground? If so, you’ll want to hop on a tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch. After touring the rest of the Arch, you can hop onboard a tram car that will take you 630 feet up in the air, the perfect place to grab some photos for Instagram and take in the view. The tour lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. It’s an amazing experience that simply can’t be passed on.
- Helicopter Tour
If trams or stairs aren’t your thing, you can always sign up to take a helicopter tour of the Gateway Arch and see it up close. You’ll sore a good distance above the Mississippi River and get one of the best views possible of the Arch. Rides are available from April to November and cost $43 per person.
You don’t have to travel very far to enjoy your favorite fresh BBQ dishes. In fact, you can stay right here in the St. Louis, Missouri, area and check out these top BBQ restaurants right at home.
- Sugarfire Smoke House
The many awards that the Sugarfire Smoke House has won is just one reason you should consider trying it. Another is the fresh, chef-created menu that is sure to get your mouth watering. Sugarfire Smoke House takes traditional BBQ and adds a unique twist, giving St. Louis its own type of BBQ.
Just a few of the most popular dishes on the menu include the pulled pork and brisket. You can also eat lighter with one of the fresh salads including the smoked chicken Caesar salad or the chef salad. Finish off your meal with an ice cream soda float or a pie shake. Dine in, carry out, or have your favorite dishes delivered right to your front door.
- A Fine Swine
A Fine Swine focuses on traditional BBQ and uses only the best low and slow techniques to create each of their menu items. Ingredients are fresh, food is served hot, and A Fine Swine is sure to become a favorite of yours. Start your meal off with an appetizer like the white cheddar cheese curds. Then, choose from one of the popular entrees including the championship pulled pork or the authentic Texas brisket.
If you can’t choose just one, go with the sampler which comes with pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken. Make sure you also try one of the fresh desserts like the Texas sheet cake or the fresh blackberry cobbler. You can also order bulk BBQ items off of the take-out menu for your next event.