Saint Louis Sightseeing

Take a tour of the city. Here are three fun ways:

Gateway Helicopter Tours
Four different helicopter tours soar above St. Louis, from the Gateway Arch ($35) to Forest Park and more ($150). You won't believe you're traveling at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, and the photo opportunities are spectacular (like the one pictured here). Minimum two and maximum three passengers. Reservations not necessary, open daily 11am-sunset. www.gatewayhelicoptertours.com. 50 N. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd., directly east of the Gateway Arch, 314.496.4494

Brookdale Farms Carriages
Elegant carriages pulled by handsome Percheron draft horses are on duty for hire every evening in Laclede’s Landing just north of the Gateway Arch. See downtown in a leisurely, civilized fashion accompanied by the comforting music of horses' hooves on pavement. No reservations needed—look for the Brookdale Farms sign and just climb aboard. Carriages can be reserved to pick you up from your downtown hotel. Prices start at $35. www.brookdalefarmsinc.com, 636.938.1005

St. Louis Fun Trolley Tours
Seventy-five-minute, 23-mile, fully narrated tour from downtown St. Louis to The Loop includes Laclede’s Landing, the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, St. Louis Union Station and Forest Park. $20 adults, $18 seniors 60+, $10 children 6-12, free children under 6. Tours start at 10 am, noon & 2 pm from Lumiere Place Casino. www.stlouisfuntours.com. 999 N. 2nd St., in Lumiere Place, 314.881.7404. MetroLink Laclede’s Landing

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