Trip Ideas: STL In The Fall
The Gateway to the West is home to something for everyone, from local eateries to attractions found throughout the city. Here's a preview of what's in store this fall.
Morning
After breakfast, escape to a relaxing paddleboat ride inside the city at Forest Park. See Art Hill and The Grand Basin as you paddle around the park's massive lake. Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States; at 1,371 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.
5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis MO 63112, 314-289-5300
Hours: Boat rentals: May-October, daily, 10 a.m.-one hour prior to Sundown; November-April, Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur.-Sun., 10 a.m.-one hour before sundown.
A city favorite for breakfast since 1987; enjoy staples such as pancakes, waffles and French toast. Create your own omelet, or try one of the specialties, such as the Top of the Hill or Chris'andwich.
5980 Southwest Ave., St. Louis MO 63139, 314-645-2088
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sleep late and enjoy a comfortable, Welsh-style pub environment. Order from a seasonal menu of locally sourced, fresh dishes. Brunch is served, Sundays only, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
419 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis MO 63108, 314-361-1060
Hours: Sun., 10 a.m.–1 a.m.; Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
Evening
Soaring nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis, Three Sixty is the ultimate rooftop bar. Located atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Three Sixty offers sweeping views in all directions (hence the name), including a bird's-eye view into Busch Stadium.
1 South Broadway, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-641-8842
Hours: Mon.-Thur., 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Catch a live show at this performance palace, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Fabulous Fox presents Broadway shows, family productions and the best of comedy, rock, pop and country concerts. Tours are also available.
527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63103, 314-534-1678
Hours: Offices: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Afternoon
Serves thin-crust and deep-dish pizza, salads, appetizers, plus more than 20 beers on tap. Create your own pi from a huge list of meat and vegetable toppings. Gluten free and vegan substitutes are available.
6144 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis MO 63112, 314-727-6633
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Enjoy a day on the Loop, a six-block entertainment and retail district featuring more than 140 specialty shops, 45 restaurants, galleries, clothing boutiques, entertainment venues and the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
6504 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis MO 63130, 314-727-8000
Hours: Individual business hours vary.
The Eugene Field House was the home of Roswell Field, the lawyer for Dred Scott and his family when they sued for their freedom. The house is the birthplace and childhood home of Roswell's son, Eugene Field, known as "The Children's Poet."
634 S. Broadway, St. Louis MO 63102, 314-421-4689
Hours: March-December: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.; By appointment only in January and February.