Fun Places in Saint Louis
Village Royale Apartments offers one and two-bedroom apartment homes for you to choose from. We are conveniently located in South County with easy access to Interstates 55 & 270 and many of the area's major thoroughfares. Our pet-friendly community features beautiful landscaping, ample parking, and generous living space in our oversized apartments. We invite you to come tour our community and see why Village Royale is a great place to call home!
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN SAINT LOUIS
1. CITY MUSEUM
Located in Downtown St Louis, City Museum is a decidedly-unique space sprang from the mind of eclectic St Louis artist Bob Cassilly. The Museum’s quirky collections and exhibits defy explanation, with everything from a life-sized Bowhead Whale, aquariums, a tree house, caves, tunnels, slides, a skate park, human-sized hamster wheel, a miniature train, an old-fashioned Ferris wheel, the world’s largest pencil, a pond, history and science exhibits, and much more. The Museum opened in 1997 in the former International Shoe Building, with the vast majority of its structures having been repurposed from the defunct shoe factory and other industrial and architectural objects from throughout the country.750 N 16th St St. Louis, MO 63103
Saint Louis is wild about sports and no team is more beloved than Major League Baseball’s Cardinals. With home games at 45,000-seat Busch Stadium in the heart of Downtown, the Cards are one of baseball’s most storied and successful franchises, with a whopping eleven World Series trophies and 19 National League pennants in their nearly 140-year history. Despite losing the NFL’s rams to Los Angeles in 2015, St. Louis sports fans still have plenty of options, including the popular 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and will welcome a Major League Soccer expansion club beginning with the 2022 season!700 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63102
Towering over the Mississippi River in Gateway Arch National Park on the eastern edge of Downtown, the world-famous Gateway Arch, is a breath-taking 630-foot stainless steel monument that serves as a memorial to the United States’ westward expansion. The dramatic arch is one of the world’s most visited attractions, welcoming more than four million visitors annually. An observation area at the summit offers breathtaking views of the historic Cahokia Mounds to the east across the river in Illinois, and the sprawling St Louis metropolitan area to the west. Be sure to check out their website to see current events at the Arch and to plan your visit!11 N 4th St St. Louis, MO 63102
Adjacent to Tower Grove Park southwest of Downtown St Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden is a 79-acre botanical garden founded in 1859. The Garden features numerous manicured gardens, including a Gladney Rose Garden, Seiwa-en Japanese Garden, Biblical Garden, Ottoman Garden, Blake Boxwood Garden, English Woodland Garden, Tower Grover House and Herb Garden, Strassenfest German Garden, the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Chinese Garden and many more scattered across the site. Visit the Sachs Museum to view art and artifacts, and stop by the Garden Gate Shop for a plant to start your own botanic garden at home!4344 Shaw Blvd St. Louis, MO 63110
Just west of Downtown nestled in the sprawling Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoological Park spans more than 90 acres and features over 18,000 animals across more than 600 species. Spawning from the 1904 World’s Fair held in Forest Park, the Zoo has grown to become one of the most highly-regarded in the nation. With habitats ranging from tropical rainforest and African savannah, to frozen polar tundra and barren desert, the Zoo transports visitors across the globe. The Zoo hosts conservation programs, festivals, and concerts, and can also has rental facilities available for private parties and gatherings.1 Government Dr St. Louis, MO 63102
TOP 5 AMAZING PLACES TO EAT IN SOUTH COUNTY
Adjacent to the South County Antique Mall on Tesson Ferry Road, Double D’s Pizzeria is a family-owned local favorite for made-from-scratch St Louis-style pizza, salads, calzones, buffalo wings, toasted ravioli, Italian deli sandwiches, pasta, and more! While you’re waiting for your pie, grab an ice-cold beer and pop a quarter into one of Double D’s arcade games.
13159 Tesson Ferry Rd St. Louis, MO 63218
Best Mexican Food
Near the intersection of Meramec Bottom Road and Lemay Ferry Road, Tequila Mexican Restaurant offers traditional, no-frills Mexican dishes along with fresh margaritas and frosty Mexican beers. Kick things off with an order of queso or guacamole, then dive in to fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, burritos, and more. Cap off your meal with sopapillas, flan, or deep-fried ice cream.
5496 Baumgartner Rd Suite 119 St. Louis, MO 63129
Best Italian Cuisine
Nestled into the Southpoint Shopping Center off Lemay Ferry Road, Rich & Charlie’s serves up authentic, housemade Italian cuisine like lasagna, chicken parmesan, fettucine alfredo, as well as a variety of local St Louis favorites like toasted ravioli, cannelloni, and St Louis-style thin crust pizza. With four area locations, Rich & Charlies has been delighting St Louisans for more than 50 years!
4487 Lemary Ferry Rd St. Louis, MO 63129
Best Pub Fare
Located off South Lindbergh Boulevard in Ronnie’s Plaza, 54th Street Bar & Grill features traditional pub fare in an inviting atmosphere. In addition to dozens of beers available on tap, 54th Street serves delicious shareables like wings and nachos, and a wide array of burgers, sandwiches, pastas, steak, and comfort food. Try key lime pie, crème brulee cheesecake, or a salted caramel brownie for dessert!
1591 Lake Lansing Rd Haslett, MI 48840
Best Asian Cuisine
Just down the street from Double D’s, Liu Shun Wok turns out traditional Cantonese cuisine in assuming digs. Serving everything from contemporary Chinese favorites like General Tso’s and sesame chicken, kung pao shrimp, and Mongolian Beef, to egg foo young, chop suey, and chow mein, Liu Shun Wok has something to appeal to all appetites!
13228 Tesson Ferry Rd St. Louis, MO 63218
SCHOOLS IN SAPPINGTON, MO
This has been a wonderful, peaceful, beautiful place to live while we built our home. The staff is friendly and the maintenance crew is on the ball every day. We are sad to leave as we had many wonderful memories here. I highly recommend anyone to rent here. Ask for Colby in the office, she is the best!- Anonymous
I have lived here for two years and loved it. The office staff is... I have lived here for two years and loved it. The office staff is exceptional. Thank you Colby for everything!! The maintenance crew is friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. The property is always kept clean and well groomed. They are Pet Friendly with a large fenced dog park, a salt water pool kept in pristine order, and an onsite workout facility. The community is friendly and has all age ranges. 10/10 would recommend- Anonymous