I had fun at the City Museum when I was there with my cousins last summer. Lots of slides! I imagine it’s way more fun with kids. I also second the arch — I don’t normally like that kind of stop on trips and likely wouldn’t do it again anytime soon, but thought it was super cool. We went early in the morning and avoided lines. Also, yes to Pappy’s and butter cake.
Fitz’s is pretty nice but go early because they get crazy crowded in the evening, especially during the weekend. The Loop has good food but some places are kinda pricey.
Although, I haven’t been there in a few years, Blueberry Hill is really nice. It’s Chuck Berry’s place, and there’s lots of Rock n’Roll memorabilia on the walls. The hot wings used to be really nice. (The Loop)
If you go to the Arch/Riverfront, you can eat at the Old Spaghetti factory (just don’t drink the water there, it tastes like old pipes).
Thanks everyone! You guys rock. I had Ted Drewes on my original list but lost that in a job shuffle, so I’m glad it was mentioned again! We’re staying at an AirBNB for the first time, which makes me nervous but frees up lots of extra spending money!
Hey, hey, we live in central Illinois and St. Louis is our go to place for weekends away. I love most of the suggestions and would really reiterate that the Magic House (St. Louis Children’s museum) must be on your list. The City Museum is awesome as well, but it is geared towards slightly older children and might be a bit overwhelming for your kiddo. If you’re into baseball, Ballpark Village outside of Busch Stadium is a nice little place to walk around, and is very near the City Gardens, and only a mile or so from the Arch. The Arch recently underwent a major multi-year renovation and is supposed to be really spectacular.
My 9 year old actually has a softball tourney down there on September 30, and we were thinking of stopping by the Magic House while in the area.