Springy St. Louis

Daniel Cho, Sports Section Editor

With spring being right around the corner in St. Louis, here’s the essential list of places to be and the sights to see.


#1.First, get a bird’s eye view of the city with the Gateway Arch. Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City.


#2. Next, take a stroll down the Delmar Loop. This area is the best place to be for a time of experiencing a diverse place. This entertainment and shopping district is packed with eccentric restaurants, live music venues, retro clothing boutiques and a Hollywood-inspired walk of fame featuring St. Louis celebrities.


#3. Eat your heart out. St. Louis holds some of the best foods and treats this country has to offer. For example, the oh so famous St. Louis style pizza with thin crust and provel cheese. Or toasted ravioli, originating on The Hill and gooey butter cake. Don’t forget about Ted Drewes who has this city’s famous signature frozen custard.


#4 A place where people take for granted is Forest Park. However, going to this cultural place is bound to give you one heck of a time. Once home to the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It attracts around 12 million visitors every year due to it’s attractions, great scenery and walking/biking trails. Also, this area has many great golf courses and contains world-class free attractions, namely, the Art Museum, History Museum and the St. Louis  Zoo. This park is a great site for a stroll, picnic, or just a place to go and explore.


#5. Finally, to please the palate for everyone, go enjoy the live theatre offered in many places around the city. Go to the Fabulous Fox where you can go and watch play, concert or dance routine. Hear your favorite classical piece by the famous St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall, or see an award-winning musical at Stages St. Louis. Indulge in a drama at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. There is also the classic and modern playwrights at the Repertory Theater or the newly renovated Peabody Opera House. For a unique outdoor show, head to Forest Park’s The Muny, the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheater dedicated solely to musical theater.


There are many great things to do and places to be during this upcoming season of spring. Don’t just sit around, go watch a play, take a walk, or go out and eat!