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Central West End

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Address: Saint Louis, MO
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St Louis Food Tour: The Dish on the Central West End District
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Food Tour of the St Louis Delmar Loop
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A cool neighborhood

We stayed at the Chase Park Plaza and LOVED exploring this neighborhood. The streets are pretty (Hortence!) we loved the architecture, the lighting and all of the restaurants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Chase Park Plaza and LOVED exploring this neighborhood. The streets are pretty (Hortence!) we loved the architecture, the lighting and all of the restaurants, bars, book shop, unique stores and coffee shops, you could walk a mile and not get bored, Happy hour at any of the restaurants was inexpensive. We were not there when you... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of small shops, cafes, and restaurants in this district, including the World Chess Hall of Fame. It is easy to walk, the parking is sometimes a bit of a challenge, but only because some of the parking spaces are not immediately obvious.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I live in St. Louis. It's mainly young people bar hopping with a good meal. There are a lot of gays, cross dressers and punk types. It's basically almost anything goes. It's where "Fudpuckers" started before they respelled the name to clean it up (I think you can guess what the original name was) and the first any sex restrooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great part of the city. Historic buildings, good restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Great place to explore on a sunny day. Considered the Gay Neighborhood but not super obvious like NYC or San Francisco.

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Thank NomadicFrames
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice hangout for afternoons eating outside in nice weather or for nightlife in the evenings. An occasional incident outside with crime as it is closer to the city. Recommend traveling in Groups. of 2 or more.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful old architecturally pleasing homes with many terrific local restaurants and some shops. Bounded by Barnes-Jewish hospital and Forest Park. Has a different feel than many other St. Louis neighborhoods. Could come here for every meal in a visit and find a different good option each time. Not a lot of lodging options, though, and those that are here felt... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Central West End has it all - fine dining (Wild Flower is great!), pubs (Tom's), upscale bars (Whiskey House and Sub Zero, to name only 2) and great shopping (Left Bank Books - unbeatable). Great for a nice walk, great for outdoor dining and people watching. Lovely old homes, fascinating people, a blend of cultures and ages - young... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Christmas decorations on the turn of the century homes were charming as were at a few of the retail businesses. A short walk away from the Euclid Avenue crowds and through residential streets, it is a wonderful place for an after dinner stroll. Food at most places is average at best, yet a few places stand out, Pi Pizza,... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A wonderful place for a walk, a drink with friends, dinner, or shopping. Beautiful homes, interesting people, and a wide selection of shops and restaurants.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Probably the best place for visitors to St. Louis. Adjacent to the huge Forest Park and in the middle of great restaurant, shopping, antique shop, etc. area. There are a lot of hotels from the iconic Chase to modern Hyatt, Marriott, etc. Area has pretty much everything you could want.

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