In the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri is an attraction many tourists may initially overlook. City Garden is an urban garden and scupture park located along Market Street between 8th Street to the East and 10th Street to the West. The park is free and open daily from sunrise until 10pm.
When I'm back in St. Loiuis visiting friends and family I usually book a room at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. This high rise in downtown St. Louis has been several hotels, including a former Marriott, but in its most recent incarnation it now fall into the Hilton family. The hotel has undergone a major facelift in the past few years and is now a sleek, modern hotel with a good list of amenities.