This is a list of my personal favorites, in no particular order. It may eventually change as I continue to experience new, fun, uniquely St. Louis things. If you have a suggestion of something I should consider adding, let me know!
1) Cardinals Baseball
I have to admit, I wasn't a baseball fan before I moved here. And I even lived in a baseball city at one point. The energy and excitement that surrounds all things Cardinal baseball completely sucked me in. And hanging out at one of the popular baseball bars (Mike Shannon's Outfield, Paddy O's or Al Hrabosky's) after the game is always a good time, especially if we win!
2) City Museum
This museum is incredibly unique. I have a previous blog about it in the archives. There is just nothing else like it. When I have a visitor in town, young or old, I always take them there. And they always love it!
3) Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour
A behind the scenes look at AB and free beer at the end. What's not to love?
4) Going to the top of the Gateway Arch
Another quintessential St. Louis must do. The view is incredible.
5) Spending a day at the zoo
One of the top zoos in the country and general admission is free!
6) Catch a movie at the Moolah Theatre
It's like a movie palace from the past. One giant big screen with leather loveseat and couch seating. There is a bar so you can have some wine (or whatever you choose) with your movie. There are always couples snuggled up on the couches sprinkled around the theater. They usually have a bottle of wine. Too cute.
7) St. Louis Art Museum
I lived in Manhattan for a while not far from the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. I know a great art museum and this is one. And it's free!
8) Explore Forest Park
Take a day to explore this amazing, nearly 1300 acre park. Be sure to look for the Jewel Box, a beautiful art deco greenhouse. Grab lunch at the boathouse where you can rent a paddle boat afterwards to explore the parks waterways. Jog, walk or bike the many trails throughout the park. And be sure to catch the view from the plaza across from the Grand Basin looking up art hill toward the Art Museum. Simply breathtaking.
9) Catch a musical at the MUNY
The nation's oldest and largest outdoor theater. If the weather is nice, there isn't much that can beat a night at the MUNY.
10) See a Broadway show at the Fox Theater
The Fabulous Fox was built in the 20s. The interiors are really something to behold. They offer tours but I haven't had a chance to check that out yet, although a coworker tells me it's pretty great.