I need some facts about getting around St. Louis. Namely: I will be visiting the city and staying at a hotel by the airport. What would be the best way to get to, say, the Wash. U. campus or the Central West End (in particular, Euclid and Delmar)? In particular, how might one best do this on a weekday evening?
Would you advise taking the train? To get to Wash. U., I’d need to transfer lines, which appears to add about 20 minutes to the trip. (Right?) To get to the CWE (or the part of it I plan to go to), I’d need to take a bus too. Will that be horrifying? I’ve heard many mentions of the neighborhood around SLU being “dicey.” But I have been there before, in the afternoon, and it was fine, obviously. If I were to walk from something called “Forest Park Metrolink” to Wash. U., will I be killed? Is it way too far to walk?
Would a cab be the way to go? It looks like it’s about $25 one-way to Wash. U. and probably $30 to the CWE. Is this really how much it costs? Do they have a lot of cabs in St. Louis? In these parts of town? On like a Thursday night? But also, I don’t want to spend $60 just to be shuttled around a small part of Missouri.
Where do gays in St. Louis go? Are they allowed there now? I’ll have a car over the weekend. So if there are any place that gays go to that are not accessible via public transportation, you should tell me what those are too. Or even regular places that I should drive to. But only on the weekend!