Thrillist: St. Louis is America’s Most Overlooked City

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis has been quietly pushing it’s way to the top of rankings for it’s zoo, parks and other activities. Now, a writer for the food, drink and travel website, Thrillist, is putting St. Louis in the limelight.

Matt Meltzer, a Miami native per is Twitter bio, says “Every American should visit at least once — or more, given how many neighborhoods here could fill an entire weekend. We’re just sorry we didn’t steer you there sooner.”

The website earlier ranked the ‘Most Misunderstood Cities‘ and Meltzer even admits that not having St. Louis on that list was a snub. So he took it into his own hands to promote the city, by talking to people from the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and some local food and drinks eateries.

The piece isn’t without its quirks — for example, it mentions the Delmar Loop as a far flung neighborhood 10 miles outside the city (it’s not), and says Soulard is a quick 15 minute drive from downtown (also untrue). It claims gentrification isn’t happening in the city (it is) and forgets to mention the city/county split as a reason for why areas outside the urban core (Clayton, Kirkwood, University City) developed how and when they did. The Riverfront Times took a bit more issue with it in an article published Thursday.

Overall, though, it’s a fun piece designed to get a national audience thinking about St. Louis, and we like that.

Check out his entire piece on Thrillist, here.

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