What we mean by "Off the Beaten Path" is that you aren't going to drive by them as you drive around St. Louis. To get to these wonderful places it might take more of an effort, but it will be worth it. Many of them are less than an hour away from Downtown St. Louis and others are within a few hours. You might call them "Day Trips" because you are going want to take a day to enjoy them!
May we suggest some of these "Off the Beaten Path" places!