As one of the gateways to the American frontier, St. Charles developed a diverse culture stemming from its French and German settlers. You can see this influence in the European-inspired architecture and food that abounds throughout the city. If you’re lucky enough to be in St. Charles during a historical reenactment or festival, you can enjoy the period costumes worn by shop owners as you browse more than 125 stores.
Explore downtown’s dining options to find flavors from every corner of the globe, including French, German, Italian, Chinese, Brazilian and American fare. You can also experience a variety of restaurant styles, from upscale eateries to neighborhood sports bars.
While you’re in St. Charles, be sure to enjoy the fruits of Missouri Wine Country, home to some of the Midwest’s finest wineries. Many of the wineries serve their vintages in local restaurants and have storefronts on Main Street, so stop in for a tasting.