Top 10 Things To Do in St. Louis in Spring

Published on 07 March 2018

No matter the time of year, St. Louis offers a wealth of fun activities. As the weather begins to warm, the options grow even more, and St. Louis is home to an abundance of great outdoor attractions.

From eating, shopping or just enjoying the spring scenery, there is something for everyone and variety of ways to make the most of the season.

  1. Soulard Market

    Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by grabbing fresh produce, flowers or crafts from the historic Soulard Market. The market also features dozens of local vendors and eateries to tempt your taste buds.

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  2. St. Louis Earth Day Festival

    Held April 21-22, St. Louis’s Earth Day Festival is the longest-running Earth Day festival in the Midwest. Taking place on the Muny grounds in Forest Park, the festival offers opportunities to get educated on sustainable products and services from local organizations while enjoying local entertainers and food from restaurants that are a part of the Green Dining Alliance.

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  3. Circus Flora

    For over 30 years, Circus Flora has specialized in one-ring circus productions in St. Louis. This year’s production will be “The Case of the Missing Bellhop.” Shows run from April 19 until May 13.

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  4. Forest Park 

    There’s no better way to enjoy a warm spring day than by spending it in Forest Park. Pack a picnic lunch and take in the scenery on Art Hill or hop in a paddle boat at the Boathouse and float to the Grand Basin. While at the park, also be sure to stop by the St. Louis Zoo and see its newest attraction, Grizzly Ridge.

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  5. Patio Dining

    St. Louis restaurants offer numerous Instagram-worthy patio and outdoor seating options. Whether you’re dining along the tree-lined streets of the Central West End or hanging out on the patio of your favorite brunch spot in South City.

  6. Busch Stadium 

    Springtime means Cardinal Nation is alive and thriving. With the home opener set for April 5, make plans to catch a game this season as the Cardinals once again compete for the coveted World Series title. Be sure to check for student deals before heading to Busch Stadium.

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  7. Missouri Botanical Garden

    With the arrival of spring comes new life at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This historic attraction, just minutes away from campus, offers the opportunity to see natural beauty in bloom.

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  8. Hiking

    The greater St. Louis area offers numerous hiking opportunities. Among them is Castlewood State Park, located in west Saint Louis County. Featuring abundant hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Meramec River and Missouri hillsides, it’s a trek worth taking.

  9. Laumeier Sculpture Park

    Located in Sunset Hills, Missouri, Laumeier Sculpture Park gives visitors the chance to enjoy nature and view a variety of larger-than-life sculptures.

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  10. Downtown St. Louis

    Downtown St. Louis is a great spot for a walking tour on a warm spring day. Stroll through City Garden and take a tour of the newly renovated Keiner Plaza. And, don’t forget to stop by the St. Louis Arch and the recently opened Gateway Arch Park at the base of the monument. There’s nothing more iconic in St. Louis.

If you’re ready to get out and explore, you’re in luck. The College’s location in the Central West End (CWE) provides easy access to some of St. Louis’ most popular places and activities. Campus is also located just steps from the CWE MetroLink stop, which can take you across the city.

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