Business Aviation Travel Tips and In-flight Catering for St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri Bizav

With the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Regional Forum in St. Louis this week, it is the perfect time to get to know more about this capital city in the Midwestern United States. Let’s explore the city known as the Gateway to the West.

Like most of the more northern states in the country, the peak season for St. Louis is during summer with the shoulder season spanning spring and fall. Spring is known for rainstorms, so be prepared with an umbrella. If visiting during summer, get ready for higher temperatures (and higher prices for restaurants and hotels due to demand). Whether you are operating from the Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS / KSUS), Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL / KSTL) or St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS / KCPS), inflight catering is available through the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network.

If you have extra time on the ground, you will be delighted with a variety of cultural activities to enjoy which span from the time of native settlers all the way to the modern age. If you love discovering the past, you will want to visit the Cahokia Mounds located just a short drive from the city. Here you will witness the ruins of a town that was once home to over 20,000 inhabitants. For a more contemporary setting, plan a day at the City Museum, where the museum itself is a work of art.

Since we are all proud members of the business aviation community, no trip to St. Louis can be complete without exploring the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum at St. Louis Downtown Airport. Be sure to check their website while planning your visit; hours of operation are limited.

St. Louis is known as one of the top cities in the United States for barbecue, the typical cuts are pork and are smothered with unique tomato-based barbecue sauce. Pappy’s Smokehouse is the most famous place to enjoy barbecue in the city and has even been rated the top barbecue restaurant in the United States, but you will notice they serve it Memphis-style. If you have never tried toasted ravioli of gooey butter cake, be sure to explore the menus of local restaurants for these specialties. The city also has its own style of ribs and pizza. Some local favorites to try are Schlafly Taproom (farm-to-table), Vin de Set (great rooftop setting)and Black Thorn Pub (local pizza place with great deep dish crust).


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