I don’t know about you, but I usually make it a point to take my laptop with me whenever I go on a trip. Truth be told, it was only this year that I started to think about trips as real vacations; that is, not as workations as I like to call them.
There is something to be said about working at the beach, or gazing at inspiring mountain views while working. However, there is also something to be said about actually enjoying a trip without worrying about work. And maybe, just maybe, that something is better.
It does not mean, however, that you ought to always leave your laptop (or phone or tablet) behind. After all, you can always find something leisurely to do during downtimes. And I am pretty sure majority of travelers today always have their laptop with them, hence the popularity of offering Wi-Fi connectivity by many establishments.
If you have any plans to visit the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri, you will be thrilled to know that it is rife with Wi-Fi hotspots, many of them free! Here’s a quick rundown of the places offering free Wi-Fi in the city, making sure that you are always connected while on the road.
Let’s start with accommodations. You’ll probably be spending considerable time online while at the hotel, so free Wi-Fi is essential, right? An easy search for St. Louis hotels at Marriott will give you tons of options for hotels with free Wi-Fi.
If you need your Starbucks fix while in St. Louis, then you’ll be one happy camper. The Starbucks at St. Louis Union Station offers free Wi-Fi. If the location is not convenient, the store on Olive & 6th may be better.
In case you dislike Starbucks (in spite of their claims about supporting free trade and all that), and you would like to enjoy a local coffee shop experience, try Park Avenue Coffee, which has two branches in the city, and yes, free Wi-Fi.
The library might not be the most exciting place to visit for some people, but if it’s free Wi-Fi you are looking for, then the St. Louis Public Library Central is a good place to hang out at. To be honest, I would prefer staying in there for a couple of hours rather than lounging at Starbucks. This public library may not be the most popular in the country, but it does offer you a glimpse of St. Louis heritage!
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