Trip Planner:   USA  /  Missouri  /  Saint Louis  /  Neighborhoods  /  Central West End

Central West End, Saint Louis

(100+ reviews on the web)
Neighborhood
The Central West End is an affluent neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri, stretching from Midtown's western edge to Union Boulevard and bordering on Forest Park with its outstanding array of free cultural institutions. It includes the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (the New Cathedral) on Lindell Boulevard at Newstead Avenue, which houses the largest collection of mosaics in the world. The Central West End is represented by three aldermen as it sits partially in the 17th, 18th, and 28th Wards.The CWE's commercial district is mainly along Euclid Avenue and stretches from Forest Park Parkway on the south to Delmar Boulevard on the north. Restaurants are primarily clustered in the Euclid/McPherson area, the Euclid/Laclede area and in Maryland Plaza. Unusual, elaborate turn of the 20th century lamp posts and cobblestone streets add to the atmosphere of this neighborhood, which first grew in popularity with the coming of the 1904 World's Fair which was held in adjacent Forest Park. Some residential areas of the Central West End are included in the National Register of Historic Places. One example is Fullerton's Westminster Place, whose large, architect-designed homes, most of which were built in the period 1890–1910, were described in the NRHP nomination as one of the finest turn of the 20th century streetscapes in the United States. Another is the private place called Washington Terrace, laid out in 1892.
Add Central West End to your Saint Louis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint Louis itinerary planner.
Source
map
Create a full Saint Louis itinerary

Plan your trip to Saint Louis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Saint Louis by other users

30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Missouri BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Saint Louis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Missouri BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Missouri BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 pa...  more »
  • 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...  more »