There's something for everyone in St. Louis

No matter who you travel with, St. Louis has activities that cater to everyone.

Whether you are traveling with family, friends or solo, St. Louis has offerings for everyone to enjoy.

  1. 1 Family fun for all

    Full of fun, unique exhibits, The Magic House is full of family entertainment and activities. Channel your inner detective and uncover mysteries in the Solve the Mystery exhibit or discover tiny creatures under a microscope when you visit the Wonder Works exhibit. Other activities include creating a 3-D impression of yourself, playing in a three-story beanstalk and looking through the garden kaleidoscope in the outdoor play center.

    Address: Magic House: 516 S Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122 

    Treat the family to delicious ice cream at Crown Candy Kitchen. This kitchen has been operating since 1913 and serves up scrumptious ice cream treats as well as lunch and dinner. Try a hot fudge sundae complete with homemade fudge sauce or the crown sundae which includes hot fudge, caramel sauce and buttered roasted pecans. Crown Candy Kitchen also has malts and according to their website, if you can sip five malts in 30 minutes, you get them for free!

    Address: 1401 St Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106

    Located in Forest Park is Turtle Playground. This playground features larger than life statue turtles that children of all ages can climb and play on. The turtles represent different kinds of turtles including snapping turtles and box turtles. Not only are there giant turtles, but you will also discover large statue turtle eggs and even hatching turtle eggs. When you are through playing at Turtle Park make sure to see the other activities and views that Forest Park has to offer.

    Address: 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
  2. 2Hang out with friends

    Located next to Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, Ballpark Village offers good eateries and entertainment that you and your friends will enjoy. Visit Cardinals Nation, a two-story restaurant and bar complete with the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum or see who can stay on the mechanical bull the longest at PBR St. Louis. Make sure to end your night by grabbing a piece of homemade fudge at The Fudgery

    Address: 601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102

    Tree kangaroos, hyenas and jaguars are just a few of the animals you will find in the St. Louis Zoo. With free admission, there is so much to see and explore in this zoo including red pandas. The St. Louis Zoo offers a variety of different attractions for a small fee including seasonal safari tours, sea lion shows and a 4-D theater.

    Address: 1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

    Take a break from exploring the city and enjoy a nice, cold handcrafted soda at Fitz’s. Fitz’s is full of unique soda flavors including coffee cola, berry pomegranate and cardinal cream. They also have classic flavors such as orange pop and their most known flavor, root beer. When at Fitz’s you must get their floats which come with your flavor of soda and is piled high with ice cream. You will definitely need your friends to help finish this float! 

    Address: 6605 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

  3. 3Traveling solo

    Discover some of St. Louis’ unique sites when you visit the Jefferson National Expedition Memorial. Visit the Old Courthouse which is full of St. Louis’ rich history or the famous Gateway Arch and ride to the top of this 630-foot arch. Don’t forget to view the award-winning documentary Monument to the Dream movie and see how the Gateway Arch was built.

    Address:  11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102

    Be enchanted by nature when you visit Missouri Botanical Garden. Walk through the 14-acre Japanese Garden and be intrigued by the waterfalls and Cherry Blossom trees or visit the Victorian District and Tower Grove House and try to find your way out of the labyrinthine maze. Before you leave, make sure to visit the Climatron®, a geodesic dome conservatory that features over 2,800 plants. 

    Address: 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

    Discover the creative arts that St. Louis offers as you visit Grand Center. Located in Midtown St. Louis Historical District, Grand Center is home to a plethora of entertainment venues that offer a variety of concerts, plays and other entertaining acts. See a Broadway show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, see the St. Louis Symphony perform at Powell Hall or tour the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

    Address: 3526 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

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