stlouisriverboat1Beautiful Downtown St Louis and the St Louis Riverfront display some of the most breathtaking views. While visiting the Riverfront itself is enjoyable, there are several ways to make your visit even more fun.

A View of the Lou by Water

All aboard a 19-th century paddle wheel boat for an exciting and informational tour of the St Louis Riverfront with Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises.

This narrated tour offers a historical overview of the area and the roll the Mighty Mississippi played in both St Louis’s history and current times.

While several different cruises offered, we chose to do the one-hour sightseeing cruise aboard the Tom Sawyer. The narrated cruise offers loads of historical information about St Louis. However, I was traveling with my favorite two sidekicks that could care a less about the history of the Mighty Mississippi or St Louis for that fact, but they were in love with idea of being on the boat. The hour-long cruise was just long enough for us to get use to be on water, but not too long as we managed to keep calm and still the entire trip.

Allow a 4-legged Friend Show You around Town

Take a one-hour tour of downtown St Louis in a horse drawn carriage, the tours offered nightly, and seven days a week through the cobblestone streets of Laclede Landing or St Louis Missouri Riverfront. The horses are well maintained and the drivers promise to provide you a great experience. The carriages are available for weddings and other special events also; you can contact Brookdale Farms for more information.

Get a Birds-Eye View of St Louis

Get a view of St Louis and beyond from the air, with a narrated tour of St Louis, MO by helicopter. A certified pilot flies the tours and is FAA regulated, and tours start as low as $35 per person. There is a minimum of two passengers per tour, maximum of three; the flights are handicap accessible with prior arrangements.

Tours offered include the Arch Tour, Anheuser-Busch Tour, Missouri Botanical Gardens Tour, and a Deluxe St. Louis Tour that includes many of the landmarks in St Louis. Visit their website for a complete list of tours, prices, and regulation.

Pedal Your Way Around

Enjoy the St Louis Riverfront Trail, an 11-mile trail that follows the Mississippi River by bike. Bicycles and quad-cycles large enough for the whole family are available for rent.

Disclosure: Our ride on the Tom Sawyer Riverboat was sponsored by The Core Discovery, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Becky is the Missouri Traveling Mom, her blog site is Adventures Among Us. She not only shares a unique passion for traveling with her family, but traveling in Missouri. For more of Becky’s adventures find her on facebook Adventures Among Us, or follow her on Twitter @BeckyAdventure.