Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saint Louis Area Bucket List

Need a place to stretch out with the book you've just checked out from the library?

Check out this list of compiled must-try activities and experiences in the Saint Louis area. We haven't tried all of these ourselves, so let us know how it goes if you try something off of our list!

  1. Ride a Tram up into the Arch
  2. Have lunch at Pappy's Barbecue
  3. Pet a Stingray at the St. Louis Zoo
  4. Visit the St. Louis central library
  5. Attend a food truck festival (the next one is Friday, July 14 @ Jefferson Barracks Park amphitheater! - no coolers allowed, 5pm-8pm with live music)
  6. Have a picnic at Tower Grove Park
  7. Attend a home game for both St. Louis major teams (Blues and Cardinals)
  8. Go to the Forest Park Balloon Race - this year it is September 15-16
  9. Eat at Mr. Curry's at least once- don't worry if you don't like spicy food, there is non-spicy stuff too and the banana dessert is awesome!
  10. Reserve a Sunday brunch at Café Madeleine pop-up in Tower Grove Park (it's amazing and the inside of the building is essentially a classy green house)
  11. Ride the ferris wheel on the roof of the City Museum
  12. See 4th of July fireworks from the riverbank of the Mississippi. It's a long walk, bring a chair and wear good walking shoes!
  13. Check out the Soulard Market, open every week Wednesday-Saturday; Saturdays are busy, but the whole market is open.
  14. Enjoy something cold and sweet from Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
  15. Are you up for a puzzling challenge? Try one of the escape rooms in St. Louis with a couple of friends.
  16. Try one of the haunted houses in St. Louis- two of the best, The Darkness and Creepyworld, are worth it if you can handle the haunts! *(Psst! If you get hot or a bit claustrophobic in haunted houses, Creepyworld is half open-air with smaller indoor sections - it's better if you are wary of 2 hours through a confined space)
  17. See the amazing mosaic ceiling of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
  18. Pick peaches or apples (or a whole lot of other things!) at Eckert's farm - technically in Bellville or Millstadt locations, it is one of the most popular farms in the area
  19. Visit the Jewel Box
  20. Float on the Meramec River or the Black River
  21. Check out a Friday fish fry at a local community building - they're very popular and delicious in this area!
  22. Explore Johnson's Shut-Ins Park
  23. Taste the food at Café Natasha- they have schwarma!
  24. Try Cajun cooking at the Broadway Oyster Bar
  25. Enjoy a day at Grant's farm - don't let the goats eat your [shoelaces, shirt, purse, sunglasses, pants...]
  26. Try a nutella & rootbeer float at Fitz's
  27. See a mummy or the Chernobyl art piece at the St. Louis Art Museum
  28. Drool over some toasted raviolis at a number of restaurants- they're a St. Louis specialty!
  29. Try swing dancing at Casa Loma
  30. Craving crepes? Try the City Coffeehouse and Creperie
  31. Keep it educational and exciting with the St. Louis Science Center
  32. Feel your hair stand on end with static electricity at the Magic House
  33. Tour the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Factory
  34. Try an interesting flavor donut from Strange Donuts. (Check the hours online- they're kind of "strange!")
  35. Take the Anheuser-Busch tour and see some Clydesdales
  36. Indulge your sweet tooth with candy from the Crown Candy Kitchen.
  37. Enjoy Irish cuisine from McGurk's
  38. Feeling trendy? Try modern cuisine at Sidney Street Café
  39. Try Bosnian food at Grbic - the chicken rouladen looks amazing!
  40. Visit the Butterfly House in St. Louis - it's associated with the Missouri Botanical Garden.
  41. Attend the Japanese festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (Labor Day weekend)

Did we miss something on our bucket list? Let us know!
Posted by Kaitlyn Auer, Library Clerk