various points of interest in the St. Louis region

The St. Louis region is one of the Midwest’s key cultural destinations, boasting an abundance of museums, music and theater venues, sporting events, fine dining and shopping districts.

The St. Louis Visitor’s Commission offers Explore St. Louis, a website offering information about St. Louis dining, events, cultural activities, children’s activities and transportation. It is an authority on what to see and do in the St. Louis area.

On the Office for International Students and Scholars website, you can find a variety of resources to help make your short-term stay in St. Louis more comfortable, including housing options and information on healthcare and health insurance.

Navigate from the St. Louis airport to Washington UniversityMaps of both the Danforth and Medical campuses are available to assist you. Find parking and transportation information on the WashU Parking & Transportation Services website.

Find safety and security tips, as well as what to do in an emergency, on the WashU Police Department website.

Points of Interest in St. Louis


  1. Events calendar from the St. Louis Convention and Visitor’s Commission website
  2. Things to see and do in the Loop/CWE/Clayton/Forest Park
  3. Popular Restaurant and Entertainment magazines/city guides:
    St. Louis Magazine
    Sauce Magazine
    Feast Magazine
    Riverfront Times

For specific questions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

OISS Telephone: (314) 935-5910
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