As a non-native of the St. Louis metro area, I love to spend summer days exploring and learning about new places.
The Loading Dock (Grafton, IL): http://www.graftonloadingdock.com/
Starting east of the Mississippi River, I have found The Loading Dock in Grafton, IL to be one of my favorite bars and places to hang out during the summer time. Right on the water, with bright umbrellas and pretty drinks, The Loading Dock is a fun place for family during the day and adult time at night! The whole bar scene and Grafton scene is reminiscent of the beach and a laid back lifestyle. It is close to feeling like home!!
St. Louis Zoo: https://www.stlzoo.org/
I also enjoy taking my kids to the best zoo in the Nation (my opinion), the Saint Louis Zoo. Famed for its beautiful park setting and world-renowned natural exhibits, the Saint Louis Zoo offers a fantastic experience for every one of all ages. From train rides, to petting stingrays, to watching Kali the Polar bear, there is fun to be had for the whole family!
Ball Park Village: http://www.stlballparkvillage.com/
Ball Park Village…if you haven’t had the chance to check it out, you are totally missing out!! There are not enough words to tell you what an amazing experience going to Ball Park or to Busch during baseball season really is!!
Laclede’s Landing: http://lacledeslanding.com/
What an awesome, fun place to be! Dueling pianos, a wax museum, live music and food. Laclede’s Landing is a great place to get lost in a crowd or shut the city down with a group of friends.
The Arch, The Fox Theatre, The City Museum, The Magic House, Forest Park, The Missouri Botanical Garden, Grant’s Farm, and so many other places are great places to find yourself when you are looking for something fun to do. Our beautiful city and surrounding areas, have so much to offer anyone and everyone!!
What are some of your favorite places? Let's talk food soon, too!!