A couple weeks ago two of my sister’s in law and new baby nephew came to visit us here. Unfortunately I’m just getting around to writing about it due to the craziness of moving my blog. We hadn’t seen them in 3 years so we were beyond excited to say the least! Since they don’t get to the Saint Louis area too often we wanted to try to show them as much of our city as we could possibly squeeze into their 4 day stay. Considering how tired I was all last week after they left, I’d say we were pretty successful!
On that Friday we were planning on making it to the Zoo, but when we got to Forest Park, it was PACKED! I had completely forgotten that LouFest was happening, making parking completely impossible, so we decided to skip out on our zoo plans and reschedule them for a different day. While we were in the park (which is an attraction in itself) we were able to show them some of STL’s most popular places as we passed by: The Muny, The Art Museum, Art Hill, The Boat House, and The Missouri History Museum.
When we finally escaped the traffic of LouFest, we headed over to Busch Stadium and Ball Park Village. We’re huge Cardinal’s fans here, and since we’re having such an awesome season we thought it would only be appropriate to show them where the best of the best play ball! This was our first time in Ballpark Village as well, so it was fun to explore it all together for the first time. My husband was definitely on cloud nine. We also did a little shopping in the gift shop, because if you know me you know I’ll never pass up a gift shop!
Next we headed over the Kiener Plaza and the City Garden in the middle of downtown. This particular part of the city is my favorite, especially when the Cardinals are in the play-offs, because they dye the fountain red! So fun! I also love the way our city lights up with the fountain, courthouse, and the Arch in the background. I still swear that someday I’ll go on one of the horse and carriage rides around the city. Every time we come here I remember exactly why I love this city (even though there are somedays when I feel like I can’t get far enough away from it).
By the time we were finished we were too tired to go anywhere else, so we decided to call it a day. Check back tomorrow and I’ll share about our adventure at the zoo.
Do you live in the St. Louis area? Have you ever visited our beloved city? I’d love to hear what your favorite city attraction is, or maybe even a hidden gem! Comment below any suggestions you may have for good field trip locations!