Saint Louis’ nickname, the “Gateway City,” came about from the city’s history as a stopping point for settlers heading west during the 19th century. Today, the city is filled with its own unique sights reflecting its long history, from the towering Gateway Arch to the famous Saint Louis Art Museum. The range of activities available in the city is virtually without bounds, including professional sports, the famous Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Zoo, one of the most popular zoos in the country. Offering its unique style of jazz, distinctly local foods and incredible views of the Mississippi River, Saint Louis is no longer just a gateway-it’s a destination in and of itself.