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Blog Post: March 2, 2022

A Weekend in Saint Louis

St. Louis has world-class opera…and much more! Plan a fun getaway and enjoy many other cultural attractions that are unique to this vibrant city. Here’s your itinerary!

Thursday:  

Afternoon

Arrive at hotel 

Stroll through the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States! Grab a traditional Italian dinner nearby on The Hill  

Feeling adventurous? Try two of St. Louis’ most famous foods: toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake. 

Friday: 

Morning

Breakfast 

Visit the World Chess Hall of Fame* 

Browse the shelves at Left Bank Books  

Afternoon

Enjoy a yummy lunch at Crown Candy Kitchen, an historic St. Louis establishment

After lunch, explore the St. Louis Art Museum* 

Head back to hotel to freshen up  

Evening

Leave for the opera!  

Enjoy a picnic in the OTSL gardens before the opera 

Return to the gardens after the show for cocktails 

Saturday: 

Morning

Breakfast at a local coffee shop

Return to Forest Park to visit the St. Louis Zoo*, named the nation’s best zoo in 2018 by USA Today! 

Afternoon

Go wild for lunch at the City Foundry, St. Louis’s hottest new food hall 

Tour Scott Joplin’s former home*, which is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark 

Back to hotel to change 

Evening

Leave for the opera!  

Enjoy a picnic in the OTSL gardens before the opera 

Return to the gardens after the show for cocktails 

Sunday: 

Morning

Breakfast 

Play Mozart’s “Papagena” aria on repeat at the Gateway Arch  

Lunch

Pack up, head to airport 

Marvel at the amazing time you had in St. Louis while you wait for your flight! 

*These beloved St. Louis institutions all offer free general admission!

 

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