St. Louis is a Hot Spot in September: Stay at the St. Louis Marriott West Hotel and See the Great Forest Park Balloon Race

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In addition to the regular St. Louis attractions, from September 14-16 Energizer® presents the 35th anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race.

In addition to the regular St. Louis attractions, from September 14-16 Energizer® presents the 35th anniversary of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, starting with the Balloon Glow that Friday evening. The Balloon Glow offers spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners.

On Saturday, September 15th spend your day in beautiful Forest Park. In addition to the hot air balloon launches, there will be activities for all ages, including pony rides, games, locally-provided entertainment, and a photo content. During the Photo contest the public can enter the balloon field and take pictures of their favorite balloons. Prizes will be awarded for the best photographs. At 3 p.m. the Skydiving Team will perform and land in the center of the launch field.

Make this September weekend a family vacation by enjoying the hot air balloon festivities and other local attractions. Take in a Cardinals baseball game, journey to Six Flags, or visit the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Downtown St. Louis offers a variety of tours of historic sites. The Old Courthouse, where the Dred Scott slavery trial was held; the Wainwright Building, which was the precursor of the modern skyscraper; and the splendid Old Cathedral all offer tours. And if you don't mind heights, the 630-foot high Gateway Arch offers breathtaking views of the city.

After all this excitement, retire to the comfortable and luxurious St. Louis Marriott West Hotel. Conveniently located close to popular attractions, this hotel in St. Louis, MO sits lakeside and boasts a picturesque, retreat-like setting.

About the St. Louis Marriott West Hotel
Retreat to relaxation at this luxury St. Louis hotel distinguished by its pristine lakeside backdrop that features an outdoor patio overlooking the hotel's fountains and wooded walking trails. Ideal for any occasion, the Marriott West Hotel in St. Louis, MO is located minutes from Lambert Airport, Westport, Chesterfield, Six Flags and the area's top destination attractions. Luxurious accommodations treat guests to an unparalleled stay, while the meeting and social event facilities at this hotel in St. Louis, Missouri raise the bar with upscale offerings and an outstanding culinary team. Dine in at the Regatta Grille Restaurant featuring lakefront views and delectable American cuisine, or dine out and delight in a breath of fresh air on the restaurant's deck that showcases the lovely surrounding landscape. This nearby Westport St. Louis hotel has everything you need to retreat in style, including a first-class fitness center, soothing sauna and whirlpool, two elegant ballrooms, and flexible meeting space. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-HOTELS-1 or 314-878-2747 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stlwe-st-louis-marriott-west/ .

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