10 Things I’d Like To Do In St. Louis

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'St. Louis Arch' photo (c) 2007, Lisle Boomer - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Having St. Louis, MO just a couple of hours away is kind of nice.  However, I don’t get there too often because that takes a whole day away.  But when I do have a whole day to go over there, there are a few places I’d like to visit.  Here you go!  And unfortunately it seems like I’ll be spending some time over there over the next few weeks to go visit friends in the hospital, so I’m always up for visiting friends…wherever they are!

1.  So, yeah.  Forest Park.  Never knew it existed until my friend went into the hospital over there last week and another friend familiar with the area drove me through it.  It’s beautiful!  I’d want to just walk around it and maybe have a picnic there on the grass.

2.  The Fox.  I’ve been to two plays and a concert at The Fabulous Fox Theater.  It’s pretty darn fabulous.  I’d go there every weekend if I lived close and had the money.

3.  Go up in the Arch.  I’ve never done it.  I’ve never even been closer than the Interstate to the Arch.

4.  Baseball Game.  Preferably when the Cubs are in town so I can watch them smack down the Cardinals, but I do love the Busch Stadium atmosphere…and the nachos.

5.  The Science Center.  It’s a very common field trip for our local schools.  The kids absolutely love it.  I think that would be a fun trip with my oldest nephew sometime.

6.  The Art Museum.  Which is coincidentally in Forest Park.  We drove by it last weekend, and I would have loved to have had the time to go in.  Maybe next time.

7.  The Zoo!  I love zoos.  I forgot how much I loved them till I went to one in Florida for the first time in years.  I loved watching my nieces and nephew get excited about the animals.  Also, the one in St. Louis is FREE!  Even better!!

8.  The City Museum. Everyone loves it and talks about it, but I’ve never been.  That’s on my list for the next year.

9.  Go to a concert or a play at The Muny…also in Forest Park.  Seriously.  This place is a gold mine…  AND I just looked and Les Miserables is there in July…

10.  Spend some time on Delmar.  Lots of cool places to go visit down there.  Blueberry Hill, The Pageant, etc.  Gonna have to visit sometime soon.

You guys have any ideas for a weekend in St. Louis?  You may be planning my next “vacation.”

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  • I’ve been to all of those places except the MUNY which I also want to go to. I’ve never heard of Delmar so can’t respond to that. There is also a dinner theater at an old mansion that i would like to go to. (can’t remember the nme of it). But Ella and i love going to st. louis when we get the chance.

    • Awesome that you get over there so much. I need to make more of an effort. A concert at the Muny would be fun, I think. Delmar is probably more of an adult place I would guess. Quite a few clubs and bars, but an old vinyl record store would be my first stop from what I’ve heard 🙂

  • Bethany Meeks

    Well this makes me miss St. Louis.

    There is so much to do. You don’t need a weekend. You need like a year…at least.

    Forest Park is loaded. I like to eat at The Boathouse and Shakespeare in the Park is great if you can catch it in the summer. Always lots of random events going on.

    If I didn’t have to go to class and I had the money, I would have split my time between The Fox, Busch Stadium and Powell Symphony Hall.

    I’m gonna be honest with you, the Arch is not all that it’s cracked up to be. You should go to see it, but you won’t need to go back.

    I’m an adult and I love The Science Center. I’m sure your nephew would enjoy it.

    Even having lived in St. Louis for almost 4 years I never made it to the Art Museum.

    If you like the zoo you would also probably like Grant’s Farm. That’s where the clydesdales live.

    City Museum is great no matter your age. There’s something for everyone and it’s a great workout.

    If you go to the Muny there are actually free seats available. The last 9-10 rows are free at every performance. You have to enter at the top of the theatre. The seats open at 7 every night but you’ll want to get there early. We used to take a picnic and sit in line with our dinner. There are a lot of free seats though.

    On the Loop I recommend Blueberry Hill, Fitz’s (they make their own root beer) and Pi (good pizza). Also Duff’s is a great Restaurant near Delmar on Euclid (I think). There are lots of great shops too.

    If you like fresh donuts and you don’t mind getting up early The Donut Stop is amazing. It’s on Lemay Ferry Road in South County.

    This comment is excessively long and it only scratches the surface.

    • Awesome! As we were leaving last weekend I mentioned that we should go see a symphony sometime. Free seats are awesome! I’ll try that sometime. And I’m heading over again tonight and staying till Saturday, so I may go check out The Donut Stop! yay! I love good suggestions!

  • Erin Smith

    I *heart* STL. 🙂 Obviously, since I am still living there after 11 years. TEXT me so I can go with you to all these fun places!!

  • Angie Cole

    St. Charles, just 10 minutes from St.Louis is a great place to visit at Christmas time 🙂 🙂 :). Google it sometime- I recommend eating at the Little Hills Winery (outside by the fire, weather permitting,) and staying at Embassy Suites (managers reception every evening with free drinks and appetizers.)

    • Well, that sounds like a great idea, too. Interesting…