Around Town

Where to Stay 

While planning your visit to St. Louis for SLIFF, treat yourself to a luxury night (or more) by staying at the nearby exclusive partner hotel, The Cheshire. This British-inspired boutique hotel is a short walk from the theatre and provides access to incredible dining experiences. Please take advantage of our exclusive room rate by reserving through this link


Where to Dine

St. Louis is home to many fabulous restaurants and coffee shops. We want to suggest checking out a few in between your breaks from the films at SLIFF:

But don't just take our word for it, check out this Feast Magazine article by Shannon Weber on where to eat during the festival.


Where to Play

The Hi-Pointe Theatre is part of a historic and charming neighborhood. There's something for everyone, from great dining to local coffee shops. And while you're here, check out the other great neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis through our year-round partner, Explore St. Louis. Here are our top suggestions of things you can see and do while visiting the Lou:

The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century presents a sweeping art history of hip hop culture and its myriad expressions across the globe. This multidisciplinary and multimedia exhibition examines the resounding impact of hip hop on contemporary art and culture, including its unique contributions to innovations in music, visual and performing arts, fashion, and technology. To illuminate the depth of hip hop’s influence, the exhibition will feature immersive installations, fashion, painting, sculpture, photography, and video, showcasing the complex, expansive, and international allure of one of the 20th and 21st century’s great cultural movements.

  • Holiday Zootique: Nov. 10

Is there a better place to jump-start on your holiday shopping than at the St. Louis Zoo? The Zoo is famed for its beautiful park setting and world-renowned natural exhibits. During the Holiday Zootique, view booths and visit the Zoo’s gift shops to find one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting the Zoo’s conservation efforts. Drinks and yummy snacks and treats will be on hand. This event is free to attend.

  • Missouri Botanical Garden: Nov. 18

Celebrate the season with dazzling lights at the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This year is filled with fun new experiences and traditional favorites. Enjoy s’mores, festive drinks, and great photo opportunities to delight all ages! This is $16 for adults and $10 for children ages 3–12.