Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL) is the largest airport in Missouri and the primary commercial airport serving the St. Louis area. The airport, which serves as a hub for Air Choice One and Cape Air, as well as a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines, is located about 10 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. Non-stop flights are available to about 90 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Popular domestic destinations from St. Louis include Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas and Minneapolis.
Travelers searching for inexpensive flights from St. Louis are in luck. Two budget airlines—Southwest and Frontier Airlines—operate from St. Louis, and even if you choose a different carrier, you may still benefit from cheap airfares. Frontier offers non-stop flights to Denver, Portland, San Francisco and Trenton. Among Southwest’s destinations: Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orlando.
Destination: Los Angeles
When planning your vacation, remember that Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis with a limited amount of public transportation. A rental car is recommended, particularly if you’d like to take a day trip to nearby cities such as San Diego or Santa Barbara.
The Los Angeles area features a number of microclimates. Coastal towns such as Santa Monica and Malibu typically have mild temperatures, with highs ranging from the mid-60s in winter months to high-80s in the summer. Inland temperatures can vary significantly, including snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations, to a desert-like climate in spots such as Palm Springs.