Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant East St. Louis

Enjoy the live music and other features of East St. Louis. This city's casino gaming, sporting events and restaurants attract many visitors, as does its cosmopolitan and romantic location. Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in East St. Louis

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that East St. Louis has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Louis Zoo (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Grants Farm (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • World Aquarium (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Eckert’s Millstadt Farm (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Triple Lakes Golf Course (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of East St. Louis

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in East St. Louis. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Malcolm Martin Memorial Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Citygarden (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Lucas Garden Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Compton Hill Reservoir Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around East St. Louis

Fly into St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), the closest airport, located 16.4 mi (26.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 28 mi (45 km) away.

It's easy to get around East St. Louis by jumping on the metro at Washington Park Station, 5th and Missouri Station or Emerson Park Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around East St. Louis?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 502 holiday lettings around East St. Louis. From 316 flats & apartments to 149 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to East St. Louis?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in East St. Louis:

  • Downtown St. Louis: 348 holiday homes
  • Soulard: 88 holiday homes
  • Benton Park: 89 holiday homes
  • Tower Grove South: 70 holiday homes
  • Downtown West: 111 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to East St. Louis? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in East St. Louis. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gateway Arch National Park: 560 holiday lettings
  • Malcolm Martin Memorial Park: 557 holiday lettings
  • 5th and Missouri Station: 555 holiday lettings
  • East Riverfront Station: 556 holiday lettings
  • Katherine Dunham Museum: 556 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around East St. Louis listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in East St. Louis?

Yes, of course. offers 316 Flats in East St. Louis. Our other popular types of East St. Louis holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 149 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 285 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in East St. Louis?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in East St. Louis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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