Why Choose St. Louis?
Planners have been getting rave reviews from attendees about their meeting experiences in St. Louis. You’ll be the hero of your organization by choosing St. Louis as the home of your next convention, meeting or event. Here are 11 reasons why your attendees will love St. Louis! 1. They can get to St. Louis easily Centrally located in America’s heartland, St. Louis is an easy drive or quick flight away. With 250 daily departures and service to 75 non-stop destinations, St. Louis Lambert International Airport sits just minutes from downtown with convenient access via the MetroLink light rail system. 2. They will connect with their colleagues The convention corridor is compact and walkable making it easy to connect with colleagues and friends no matter where they are staying downtown. 3. Feel the excitement of downtown During their downtime, St. Louis will keep your delegates entertained with world-class sports, theatre, live music and more. 4. Delegates will rave about the food St. Louis is a foodies delight, with many diverse dining options and James Beard award winning chefs. Attendees will enjoy Peruvian, Italian, French, Mediterranean and more cuisine from around the world all within walking distance of America’s Center. 5. It won’t cost them an arm and a leg St. Louis provides meeting attendees a world-class experience (hotels, restaurants, attractions and entertainment) without all the hassle and expense they’ll find in one of those overpriced convention destinations. 6. They can check the Arch off their bucket list The tallest monument in the U.S just steps away from America’s Center! Your attendees can experience the $380 million transformation of the 90-acre Gateway Arch National Park featuring a fully renovated museum, new spaces for performances, events, and paths for biking and walking. 7. With all the green spaces in St. Louis, they’ll stay fit St. Louis boasts miles and miles of green – ready for your attendees to explore. In addition to Gateway Arch National Park along the Mississippi River, there’s Great Rivers Greenway (a 600‐mile network of trails), Forest Park (nearly twice the size of Central Park) and much more! 8. They’ll get a great night’s rest Meeting attendees will find the world-class hotel brands they expect including Marriott, Four Seasons, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Drury, Holiday Inn, Hyatt and so many more. With nearly 8,000 rooms downtown within a mile of America's Center and 40,000 hotel rooms region-wide, there’s plenty of great places to rest and recharge for the next day’s meeting or event. 9. They can hear great live music every night St. Louis celebrates its musical heritage at the National Blues Museum adjacent to America’s Center. Each night, St. Louis is alive with the rhythm of live music including those famed blues, jazz, country, rock and so much more, in clubs and concert venues throughout the city.. 10. The people are warm and friendly. There’s nothing like the Midwestern hospitality of a St. Louisan greeting you with a warm ‘hello’. You'll find St. Louisans are kind, welcoming and helpful. 11. Oh, and they’ll love the meeting too America’s Center provides comfortable seating areas, wireless connectivity and is easy to navigate. Explore St. Louis is a one-stop shop. With sales, marketing, convention center operations and services all underneath one roof planning your meeting couldn’t be easier. To start getting your rave reviews, contact an Explore St. Louis team member to start planning your St. Louis experience. Need even more reasons? Contact us today!
The Best of St. Louis
Located at the geographic hub of the United States, St. Louis is easily accessible via plane, train and automobile. Our mid-western location makes it possible for visitors to fly to St. Louis from most major U.S. cities in three hours or less. On average there are 250 daily departures from St. Louis to 75 non-stop destinations. Ten airlines, along with their affiliates and charter companies, offer service to/from St. Louis. St. Louis Lambert International Airport is situated 13 miles from Downtown St. Louis and is connected to Downtown and much of the region by MetroLink light rail. MetroLink has been called one of the best mass transit systems in the country. The rail system offers multiple lines and stops through St. Louis City and County, and the Metro East, stopping at or near many of St. Louis' top destinations. Those include, Busch Stadium, Union Station, Forest Park, the Gateway Arch and the Convention Center stop just one block east of the America's Center Convention Complex. There are plenty of other transportation options in St. Louis as well. Airport shuttle service is available. Taxi companies maintain stands near the America’s Center convention complex, the airport and major hotels throughout St. Louis. And, Lyft and Uber both operate throughout the St. Louis area and can be a great way to get around town as well.
Distance from airport
- St. Louis Lambert International Airport
20.92 km from city center
National Blues Museum
St. Louis Union Station
Whether your meeting is large, small or somewhere in between, the America's Center convention complex offers a unique combination of over 500,000 square feet of flexible meeting facilities and superior services for any event.
- Exhibit Space46,637 sq. mTotal meeting space79,275 sq. mGuest rooms 1 mi. from convention center8,000