One of the most under appreciated cities, St Louis, Missouri will always have a place in my heart. From the Mississippi/Missouri River to Frontenac Mall to the Magic House, there’s something for anyone or any occasion under the sun! Speaking from experience, allow me to introduce to some of the most wonderful dates in my memory.
Beautiful and Marvelous: The Gateway Arch
Otherwise known as the “Gateway to the West,” the arch is something everyone should see if they ever get the opportunity. Visit the museum, take a ride to the top to see the amazing view with your date and share a lasting memory. Apart from the spectacular view of the city, try to see if you can spot Chicago!
707 North First Street, St Louis, MO 63102-2526
Contact: 877.982.1410 or www.gatewayarch.com
Fun-Filled Frills: The Magic House
Yes, it is a children’s attraction but you don’t have to be a child to enjoy it. There is something simple and fun about magic, even if explainable, that brings a flutter to our hearts as we allow our inner child to be entertained.
Take your date and bedazzle them with a few magic tricks.
What’s up your sleeve?
516 South Kirkwood Road, St Louis, MO 63122-5926
Contact: 314.822.8900 or www.magichouse.org
A Day Adventure: St Louis Zoo
The largest zoo in the United States and home to some of the most exotic pets, the St Louis Zoo is a day of fun and excitement for anyone. See the beautiful snow leopards perched up on a branch up high or the world’s largest anaconda in the Reptile House and so many more awesome creatures. Did I forget to mention that all this comes absolutely FREE?! You couldn’t ask for a better date idea than this!
1 Government Drive, St Louis, MO 63110-1332
Contact: 314-789-0900 or www.stlzoo.org
Follow-Up Science: Science Center
Make it two dates in one by going across the street to the St Louis Science Center after a morning of fun at the zoo and get yet another several hours of free fun. It’s not just your run of the mill science center, it’s one of the best in the nation.
Learn something together with your date and see the sparks begin to fly.
5050 Oakland Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110-1404
Contact: 314.289.4400 or www.slsc.org
Have A Drink: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
For the beer connoisseurs out there or just about anyone who likes to see how things are made, plan a trip to the beautiful Anheuser-Busch Brewery and take a tour of their wonderful facilities. You’ll get to see their brewery in process, the bottling of all those delicious beers and even get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful Clydesdales you’ll ever set eyes on! Afterwards, sit and enjoy a drink with your date as you regale over your favorite parts of the tour.
12th Street and Lynch Street, St Louis, MO 63118
Contact: 314.577.2626 or http://www.budweisertours.com/
To Be Continued…
There are just so many wonderful things to do in beautiful St Louis, Missouri, I don’t feel I can truly do it justice in one post! So check back later for the next edition of Great Dates in 50 States: St Louis, Missouri. In the meantime, plan your date today and get ready to have a great time with your special someone.