Explore St. Louis

St. Louis for Guys

We're going to assume a few things about men: They like sports, beer, physical exertion and a certain degree of danger. Thus have we assembled a St. Louis mancation, loaded with the aforementioned and more.

Naturally, it doesn't hurt to find yourselves in one of the premier baseball towns in America, home to more World Series championships than any city not named New York and one of a handful of cities that hosted an entire World Series (1944, between the Cardinals and Browns). The museum that celebrates St. Louis' baseball heritage is one of your must-sees.

We also have a bonanza of outdoor activities and one of the nuttiest museums (City Museum) in the country. Enjoy.

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

More than 100 years of St. Louis Cardinals history illuminated through photos, trophies, videos and memorabilia in the 8,000 square-foot museum within Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village. Open daily, 10 am-6 pm. $12 adults, $10 seniors/military, $8 children 4-15, free children 3 and under.

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall

This craft brewery combines Old World and New World beer styles in an approach it calls “Beer Divergency,” allowing drinkers to explore modern, American craft beers, the traditions of classic European brewing and small batches of Bavarian brewed/imported biers.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery & Biergarten

Tours of the world-famous brewery run the gamut from free to $25 (totally worth it). Guests 21 or older may try samples of A-B products. Tour hours: M-Sa, 10 am-4 pm; Su, 11:30 am-4 pm. Reservations requested. Great gift shop. The Biergarten offers more than 15 beers on tap, beer flights, brewmaster tastings and food.

Climb So Ill Indoor Rock Climbing

Several climbing areas from 20-60 ft. high accommodate climbers of every experience level. First-timers sign a waiver, get a day pass ($15), rent equipment if necessary ($8) and get climbing. Open M-F 11am-10pm, Sa 10am-8pm, Su 10am-6pm.

Katy Trail State Park

185-mile-long public access hiking/biking trail of crushed limestone. East end of the trail runs through Frontier Park in St. Charles and follows the Missouri River past bluffs, wooded areas, farms and wineries. Bike rental at Bike Stop Cafe, 701 Riverside Dr. in St.

St. Louis Riverfront Trail

Gritty, urban, occasionally green bike trail starts at the Gateway Arch and heads north along the Mississippi River to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, which you can cross to connect to Illinois bike trails. Park near Biddle and Leonore K. Sullivan Blvd. at the southern end.

4 Hands Brewing Co.

This microbrewery offers year-round beers such as the Divided Sky Rye IPA and the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown and has a strong barrel-aging program. The small menu features bar snacks and a few heftier items like mussels, brats and a po'boy.

City Museum

Four floors of wildly eclectic experiences and a rooftop theme park, one of the most memorable places in St. Louis. Open M-Th, 9 am-5 pm; F-Sa, 9 am-midnight; Su, 11 am-5 pm. Admission $15 (ages 3 and up); after 5 pm F & Sa $13.

National Blues Museum

This outstanding complex contains 16,000 square feet of interactive exhibition space tracing the history and worldwide impact of the blues, a 100-seat theater, a calendar of public programming, a record-your-original-blues-riff interactive element and traveling exhibits.

BB's Jazz, Blues, & Soups

Live music nightly by top local musicians in recently expanded club. Serves lip-smackin' Southern specialties. Open every night 6pm-3am. $5 cover charge.

Blueberry Hill

A St. Louis landmark music club and restaurant filled with pop culture memorabilia that features national bands. 

The Historic Daniel Boone Home

Boone began building this four-story home in 1803 and finished it in 1810. A pioneer village includes a church and period homes. Open daily 8:30 am-5 pm; Mid-Dec-late Mar open weekends only. Tour $8 adults; $6 seniors; $5 children 5-12.

Still 630

Small-batch distillery near downtown St. Louis offers tours of the facility, a peek inside the distillation process and free tastings of its award-winning line of whiskeys and rums. Shop carries great souvenirs, like the Barrel Master Home Whiskey Aging Kit. Tours ($5) Sa-Su noon-3pm.