There are so many options to consider when the campus sits within the heart of a well-known city like St. Louis. It's best to explore the city by car, since most of the famous landmarks are found within the downtown area, Forest Park, or within the county—all which are about 10 to 25 minutes away from campus. Places around campus are mainly local novelty shops or restaurants, with the Webster Groves City Hall just down the road and a few other shops around it. Big Bend Boulevard has the most variety, nearly the whole street is dedicated to local businesses, with restaurants and shops you would not see within walking distance of campus.
If there is a car to use, the possibilities are endless. There are many movies and performance theaters, shopping centers, tourism areas, museums, parks, and local sporting events to entertain you whenever you have some time to spare. Some places are free, like the zoo or the art and history museums, while some require having money on hand like the Fox Theatre or Ronnie's 20 Cinema. Even if you do not have access to a car, there is the MetroLink that makes stops at key areas around the city, such as the Delmar Loop or Forest Park area, with a ticket costing $7.50 each. If you know where to look, there is always something to do in St. Louis.