Former home, forever love.
  1. City Museum
    This is a space specifically and exclusively designed for joy and wonder. Plus, it's near the venue!
  2. Vintage Vinyl
    Been around forever, personally beloved by me for their in-stores and pink stickers. The Loop.
  3. Blueberry Hill
    This is a classic, must-do St. Louis spot. I dug it as a kid, because it was a restaurant (bar) full of toys (music memorabilia). The Loop.
  4. Fitz's
    Peerless root beer float. Yum. The Loop.
  5. Llewellyn's
    Welsh Potato Chips! Beers! Central West End.
  6. Pulitzer Arts Foundation & Contemporary Art Museum
    Two teeny museums cropped up right next to each other a few years back and they're both so thoughtful. Plus, the Pulitzer is an architectural gem.
  7. Missouri Botanical Garden
    This is the ideal MOBot season! Everything's blooming, and it's not yet oppressively humid.
  8. Ted Drewes
    Ted Drewes frozen custard is perfect. The Dutchman's Delight Concrete is a family favorite, and the Chippewa location is the best for people watching.
  9. Forest Park
    Site of the Worlds Fair in Meet Me in St. Louis (and real life)! It is beautiful, vast, and holds a bunch of free cultural institutions (see below).
  10. St. Louis Zoo
    Do not sleep on Big Cat Country!
  11. Movie Theaters
    Pretty and/or historic only: Tivoli, Hi-Pointe, Chase Park Plaza
  12. Laumeier Sculpture Park
    A 96-acre outdoor museum. It's a magical park to wander about in.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  13. St. Louis Art Museum
    They just opened up a new wing for their contemporary art collection. It's beautiful. And it's free! (as are all the public museums in St. Louis)
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  14. The Arch
    I feel obligated to suggest it. Even if it's a cliche.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  15. Left Bank Books
    If you go to Llywelyn's (which I also recommend though I was more a fan of Dressel's the other Welsh pub around the corner) pop your head into Left Banks Books, the best independent bookstore in St. Louis. Excellent selection of new and used books.
    Suggested by @eatthelove
  16. Schlafly brewery tour!
    Maybe even the Anheuser-Busch tour?
    Suggested by @sogol
  17. Soulard!
    Suggested by @sogol
  18. The Hill
    That toasted rav action
    Suggested by @sogol
  19. Imo's, embrace the provel!
    Suggested by @sogol
  20. Crown candy kitchen!
    Suggested by @sogol