Central West End
The Central West End is a trendy, charming, urban location that offers shopping, dining, and living options. It is located just a few blocks from campus. Many enjoy walks along streets filled with restaurants, cafés, and shops. Central West End annually hosts events including a popular house tour in the spring, the Central West End Art Fair & Taste Festival in June, a Greek Festival on Labor Day weekend and Halloween festivities in October.
Visit the beautiful Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, housing the world's largest collection of mosaic art: http://cathedralstl.org
The Loop is located north on Skinker and west on Delmar. It is an eclectic neighborhood with 140 one-of-a-kind shops and 45 ethnic and American restaurants. Bowl at the retro Pin-Up Bowl, see a concert and more at The Pageant or Cicero's, or see a movie at Tivoli. The Loop annually hosts events including The Loop Ice Carnival in January, Love in The Loop each February, the Walk of Fame induction ceremony in May, The Loop in Motion music festival in October and a holiday walk in December.
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Clayton is often called a mini downtown. The high rise buildings house a variety of government offices, businesses, shops and restaurants. Clayton hosts the annual Saint Louis Art Fair and Taste of Clayton. If you feel like dressing up and going to dinner or visiting unique shops head over to Clayton!
Soulard is a old world neighborhood with modern amenities. Visit many of the amazing restaurants. Buy fresh produce from local farmers at the Soulard Farmer's Market, Monday through Saturday. Soulard annually hosts events including Bastille Day celebration each July, a huge annual Mardi Gras Party and Oktoberfest in the fall.