The nighttime glow of the Gateway Arch immediately makes St. Louis’ skyline one of the most recognizable in the United States. However, a visit to its observation deck is one item in a long checklist you should organize before visiting the hometown of writer William S. Burroughs. With such a robust history, there are many must see places in the Gateway City, such as the Anheuser-Busch brewery. But it’s OK to think beyond beer. As there are Cardinals games during the summer, there’s a steady flow of festivals in St. Louis, which includes LouFest, a music festival that attracts some of the biggest names in music.