The nation's tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors since June 1967. The Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the westward expansion of the United States. A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the Arch's base and playing professional photographer, but the view from the outside is only half of the experience.
If you'd rather spend time outdoors, head to Steinberg Skating Rink, located in Forest Park. This is the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest, offering public skating everyday it is open, including all holidays no matter what the weather or temperature may be.
Cap your day in Northeast Missouri at one of the state's most award-winning wineries. Enjoy wine tasting in one of three tasting rooms, then dine at the on-site The Vintage Restaurant, which serves German and American cuisine.