Located in St. Louis’s Downtown West neighborhood, City Park is the first sports facility built post-pandemic. The $458 million, 22,500-seat, soccer-specific facility will be the home of St. Louis City SC, a Major League Soccer expansion franchise, and the first MLS team to be female-majority owned. The first match is scheduled for Feb. 25, but City Park will be open prior to the game for watch parties and facility tours.
Ballpark Village, the hub of St. Louis sports, lies adjacent to Busch Stadium and recently completed its $210 million Phase 2 expansion, with Phase 3 already in the planning stages, focused on large-scale residential projects.
The Brickline is a 20-mile stretch of greenway running west from the St. Louis Arch to Forest Park. This greenway will eventually connect 17 different neighborhoods. The nearly complete 1-mile stretch from City Park to Harris-Stowe University, the city’s only historically Black college and university, tells the story of Mill Creek Valley, the predominantly Black neighborhood once home to 20,000 residents and hundreds of businesses, demolished in 1959. The lushly landscaped path features work from local and national artists such as Damon Davis, honoring former residents of MCV and driving conversation for a more inclusive future.
There’s something blooming at Missouri Botanical Garden and it’s not just the plants. The restorative experience just became more vibrant with the completion of the $100 million Gateway to the Garden expansion, which features a brand-new, 90,000-square-foot visitor center, Emerson Conservatory with its permanent display of Mediterranean plants, Sassafras Café with its panoramic views of the Garden, a garden gift shop and the new Bayer Event Center that will be utilized for educational forums and conferences.
City Foundry, a 15-acre, live-work space opened in 2021 with Foundry Food Hall, expands with an outpost of the intimate concert venue City Winery. City Winery’s location at City Foundry will feature a performance venue capable of accommodating 175 people, plus a 70-seat restaurant with 50 more seats outdoors. Highlights inside the venue include the company’s proprietary tap system, with eco-friendly glasses of wine straight from stainless-steel kegs; a pizza bar; and a coffee-roasting station. The venue will also accommodate private events for up to 300 standing guests.
Experience the majors and minors of Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms within the confines of the planned renovation and expansion of historic Powell Hall. One of America’s most acoustically remarkable and visually stunning concert halls, renovations will improve the listening experience in orchestral-level seating, creating a more intimate patron experience. Originally named St. Louis Theatre, Powell Hall began its journey as a movie theater in 1925 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The renovation and expansion plans to finish in 2025, in time for the 100thanniversary of the building.
A $210 million expansion to the convention complex at downtown’s America’s Center has begun and will feature the Midwest’s largest ballroom at 61,000 square feet, as well as an 80,000-square-foot outdoor plaza with amphitheater. The Dome at America’s Center will host the return of the XFL football league, now owned by actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, with St. Louis BattleHawks beginning play this month after a three-year absence.
Several new cultural experiences and art exhibits are on tap at Contemporary Art Museum and St. Louis Art Museum. Art in Bloom, St. Louis Art Museum’s annual celebration of flowers and fine art, returns as an in-person festival March 3–5. The Saint Louis Art Fair, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023, is the destination for high-end visual art and engaging live performances.
Known for its spectacular views of the iconic Gateway Arch, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis announced an enhanced guest experience following a fresh, contemporary redesign to all of its 200 guestrooms and suites. This renovation comes on the heels of the recent revamp to the property’s first-floor arrival lobby and eighth-floor Sky Lobby, as well as the addition of its signature Cinder House restaurant.
21c Museum Hotels renovates downtown St. Louis’ historic YMCA building and expects to unveil 21c Museum Hotel St. Louis in spring 2023. Guests can book now for visits beginning June 21.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
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For a country referred to as “one big vineyard” for the staggering amount of wine it produces, from the Veneto all the way down to Sicily, you can easily miss the expressions produced in any single region — especially one where the OG pizza demands your attention. But a few hours from Naples in Campania lies Sannio, definitely worth a daytrip or more to explore wines made from red Aglianico and a white variety that’s got appeal in spades.
Known as one of the best airports in the world and voted Best Airport in the Middle East by Global Traveler readers, Hamad International Airport aims to set new standards for the airport industry that exceed the expectations of travelers through its facility.
Cancún’s connotation as a wet-and-wild spring break destination comes with revered reason. The Mexican city bordering the Caribbean Sea on the Yucatán Peninsula presents a playground for travelers seeking a judgment- free getaway among fiestas.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase just announced an elevated offer for new cardmembers to unlock even more travel this year. Through March 27, new cardmembers can earn five Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Coming off a year of five new Delta Sky Clubs and two expanded or reopened locations, Delta Air Lines enters 2024 with vigor, announcing the debut of its highly anticipated premium lounges. The airline plans to introduce the new concept to customers in New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.