The biggest attraction in St Louis is the Gateway Arch with other important sight including the St Louis Cathedral, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and the Annheuser-Busch factory. The Magic House and the local zoo are firm favorites with children and the whole family can enjoy relaxing at the Forest Park. Below are some fun things you can do in St Louis.
Hot-air Balloon Ride
One of the most fun things to do in St Louix is to experience a hot-air balloon ride for a spectacular early morning view of the Greater St Louis area including the orange groves, swamps, forests and theme parks of the countryside in central Florida. You will be given a flight certificate by the pilot as a souvenir to commemorate the event. After the flight you will be invited to enjoy a glass of champagne and a continental breakfast. This one hour flight is fun for the whole family or as a romantic trip for a couple. Hot air balloons take off from the Walmart in High Ridge approximately 30 minutes prior to sunrise. There is a maximum weight restriction of 270 pounds and children must be accompanied by an adult. Balloon flights are not recommended for those with serious health conditions such as back problems and heart complaints, or for pregnant women. A moderate amount of walking is involved and flights are dependent on favorable weather conditions.
The St. Louis Delmar Loop
Explore St Louis on this 3-hour cultural walking and food tasting guided tour. Taste the delicious fare from specialty food shops and local restaurants such as Korean tacos, Texas-style barbecue, homemade pastries and award-winning pizza pies while you learn about the cultural and historical components that make up one of the best streets in America. This is a great tour for visitors as well as St Louis residents to sample the food offered by restaurants situated along the Delmar Loop. Wear comfortable shoes and bring along a healthy curiosity, and a big appetite to experience a unique view of the colorful neighborhood of St Louis.
The National Blues Museum
St Louis is well known for its blues music and the Blues Museum serves as both an educational and entertainment resource focusing on blues music and its history in the area. Newly opened in 2016 it features artifact-driven exhibits and highly interactive technology in an area of over 15,000 sq. ft. dedicated to exploring the musical history of St Louis and the impact the blues had on it. Situated in the new MX district of downtown St Louis close to the iconic Gateway Arch, it is easily accessible by public transport or on foot. Participants can join in the fun process of creating their own music starting with a stage name, writing of songs, playing the instruments and finally recording the music which can be played, saved and shared on social media. On subsequent visits you can add more layers to a previously created song.
There is a lot to see and do in St Louis that will keep your interested and entertained and above are just a few things that can get your started.