Welcome NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference & Expo!

We’re looking forward to having you in
St. Louis, May 26-31, 2013

Let this site be your guide to the best restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions the Gateway City has to offer during your stay.

Welcome NAFSA!

St. Louis is full of unique attractions, exceptional music, arts, and cultural institutions, and enough stores and specialty shops to keep any shopper happy. Experience the quirky City Museum, explore world-class attractions like the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum, or take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and the Gateway Arch. Hungry? Try out one of our unique restaurants. From Vietnamese fare to Bosnian cuisine, there are plenty of options to satisfy every craving. When the sun sets, the action heats up with casinos, live music, professional sports, and outstanding nightlife throughout downtown and St. Louis’ unique neighborhoods.

Downtown St. Louis continues to reinvent itself with more than $5 billion being spent on development projects in the last ten years. Historic buildings in the Gateway City’s central business district are undergoing transformations and being repurposed for 21st century uses. Washington Avenue, right out the front door of America’s Center, was named as one of the Top 10 Great Streets for 2011 by the American Planning Association. From loft condos and apartments to restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, new life has been breathed into downtown St. Louis.

What are you waiting for? Join us in St. Louis and be amazed by both its pioneer spirit and contemporary flair as you explore this year’s conference theme— Ideals and Impact in International Education.