Romance is in the air! Or just simply relaxing and visiting nearby legendary shopping areas.... Two theaters within 15 min. One has a Mega screen and 5
Star Lounge (with food and drinks served in overstuffed recliners) the other is IMAX 3D (Chesterfield Mall). If you like amazing food, try Annie Guns but reservations may be needed a month in advance. There is also Yia Yia's, Balaban's, and many sushi bars; and all the regular places you are familiar. The "Valley" is spoken of being the longest strip mall. Lowe's and Home Depot are literally next to each other? Ther must be a dozen sports bars. Red Brick has a 10 ft long fireplace and too many TV screens to count. International Tap House has hundreds to try. Drop the kids off at Sky Zone, with wall to wall trampolines.
As you know, St. Louis has the larges national monument, The Arch. The zoo is ranked No. 1 (this year 2018), and it is FREE. Park by the Art Museum and on your way walk though the site of the 1904 World's Fair. Nearby is "The Hill" for a taste of Italy. Then head over to University City where street cars have been resurrected to ply the local cultural flair. If you are a adventurer, you will likely want to see where to two largest rivers in the USA converge. The Missouri and Mississippi right near Alton, MO. Drive up the 'Great River Road" right next to the Mississippi River to Portage de Sioux to follow part of Lewis and Clark's expedition which was needed to staked a claim to the all the land from there to California for the US.
For cyclists, joggers and walkers: Explore the Monarch Trail and the KATY Trail. You can reach charming downtown St. Charles in 10 miles. The Monarch trail is on the top of the 500 year levee that protects the "Chesterfield Valley" super strip mall and Spirit of St. Louis Airport from the Missouri River floods. The Monarch trail is not connected to the KATY trail reaching from St. Charles to Jefferson City and beyond.
Tell us what your fancy is and we will make recommendations. We want you to be thrilled with your stay here.