Dan and Erica are full of St. Louis pride and looking forward to you enjoying all the rad things Saint Louis has to offer. Here are just a few of the places they recommend not missing while you visit.
701 North 15th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
Equal parts playground, aquarium, ball pit, and giant slide. Crazy fun for both kids and grown-ups. A St. Louis original, there is literally no other place like it in the world.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Boasting the best ice cream drinks in St. Louis, what many don't know is that the Fountain has great food as well. Go here after you play all day at the City Museum. Perfect for kids and grown-ups too!
The park is bordered by Kingshighway, Lindell, Skinker, and Highway 40.
The park is larger than Central Park in New York City and is home to the St. Louis Art Museum, History Museum, and Science Center! It's the size of a small town, so be prepared to walk alot.
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
Missouri's botanical gardens are one of the best in the nation. They're lovely to stroll around and include a Climatron (which Erica tends to refer to as "the biodome"), Japanese Garden, and some gorgeous old St. Louis architecture.
Tower Grove Park is bordered by Kingshighway, Arsenal, Grand Blvd., and Magnolia
Tower Grove Park is the shyer younger sibling to Forest Park, but it's lovely in its own way. It's an easy 3-mile loop if you walk around the perimeter, and boasts a fantastic fountain pool that yes, you can play in. Fun fact: this is where Dan and Erica got engaged. Another fun fact: there is a Great Dane the size of a small horse that you can often spot walking with his tiny owner.
Lafayette Square is bordered by Highway 44, Jefferson, Chouteau and Truman.
Lafayette Square is a fun neighborhood about a mile south of the Residence Inn on Jefferson. It boasts gorgeous architecture from the turn of the century as well as the oldest park in St. Louis. There are also coffee shops, good restaurants, and two micro-breweries.