St. Louis Your Way
UNIQUE TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS, FIT TO MATCH YOUR PERSONAL STYLE.
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You want to bring back a gift or two to the folks back home. Where do you look? Try (1) Museum Shop at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, a glittering array of art-related goodies in every retail category: books, games, posters, apparel and more. Plus, you get to see the museum's outstanding collection of art from every epoch and continent. You can find more artsy gifts at (2) Craft
Alliance Center of Art + Design in The Loop, where craftspeople from St. Louis and around the country display and sell their wares, including jewelry, ceramics, wood, metal and fiber, Also in The Loop, Plowsharing Crafts imports loads of Fair Trade goods, including jewelry, games, figurines, hats, shawls, purses, ceramics, rugs, baskets, toys and much more by skilled artisans from around the world.
Have we finally had enough of those innumerable craft brewers who create unheard of flavors with barley, hops, yeast and who knows what else? Uh, no. They don't actually make beer at (1) Cicero's, but they do serve a gigantic selection—55 beers on tap and 200 in bottles— at their longtime digs in The Loop where they also serve live music every night. There's a monster selection as well at (2) Flying Saucer Draught Empo
rium, a stone's throw from Busch Stadium, where you'll find everything from Abbey de Leffe Blonde to Xingu Brazilian Black along with a full menu of upscale but affordable sports-bar fare. They do happen to make their own beer at (3) Morgan Street Brewery in Laclede's Landing, and it is sensational, including the award-winning Golden Pilsner.
Founded as a European settlement in 1764, St. Louis lays claim to a long and fascinating history, much of it reflected in its historic homes. The (1) Field House Museum tells two tales, the father's, Roswell Field, who initiated the infamous Dred Scott Decision, and the son's, Eugene Field, who rose to fame for his children's poems. (2) Sappington House, the oldest surviving brick residence in St. Louis County (1808), was built with slave labor. Bring your appetite and dine at The Barn, or bring your running shoes and hike on the nearby Grant's Trail. America's most famous pioneer began building what is now known as the (3) Daniel Boone Home near Defiance, Missouri, in 1803, when he accepted a governing position in what was then Spanish territory and died there in 1820.