Even though Valentine’s Day is over in St. Louis, it doesn’t mean you have to go on the same old date nights. Whether you’re experiencing the fine culture of the big city, enjoying some delectable dining, or exploring the outdoors, there are so many unique date ideas in St. Louis, Missouri!
6 date ideas in St. Louis
Explore St. Louis’ City Museum. This 600,000 square foot museum is made from found, recycled objects and will give you and your darling a chance to feel like kids again. Watch a show, climb a tower, and slide down unique recycled slides. Photos opps are at every turn with the unique views and dozens of different passageways to explore. Although City Museum is perfect for children, head out for a date night with your sweetheart to recapture your youth. Adults love the active atmosphere of the museum.
Visit a Brewery
Of course, there is the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour in St. Louis, but if you want to expand beyond the Budweiser, there are so many microbreweries to check out in the Gateway City. 4 Hands Brewery brews 22 unique beers (some seasonal) including the year-round City Wide American Pale Ale. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of City Wide goes to local non-profit organizations.
Check out the tasting room at Perennial Beer on Michigan Avenue for some decadent eats and microbrews. Perennial houses a 14,000 square foot production facility. Make it a day date and tour the facility with a guided tour (with samples) every Saturday at 2 p.m.
Schlafly Bottleworks has so many options for your unique date! Eat in the restaurant, come for some live music, take a tour of the brewery or a free beer class, or check out the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday evenings (April-October). There’s something for everyone at these unique breweries in St. Louis.
A Jewel in Forest Park
The Jewel Box is a restored greenhouse that has been recently updated again to showcase beautiful flowers and a gorgeous history that’s perfect for a romantic day date. The structure itself is made of 50 feet, vertical glass walls which allow light to shine through onto the breathtaking gardens on sunny days. Admission is free on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., otherwise, a mere dollar will get you in. Take a few photos and bask in the romantic splendor of The Jewel Box.
Go for a Carriage Ride
Who said you need a big event like a wedding or prom night to rent a fancy, horse drawn carriage? Dress like Cinderella for the ball or just wear your comfiest pair of jeans and head out with your honey to explore downtown St. Louis in style with Saint Louis Trolley & Carriage Company. Trolley tours are also available if you’re heading out with a large group. Enjoy a little romance in downtown St. Louis with your own horse-drawn carriage or a fun-filled ride on a trolley with your dear.
Create Some Sweets for Your Sweet
Sure, you can check out one of the hundreds of ice cream, cake, or cupcake shops, but why not get a little creative with your dessert destination? Sweetology is a cake shop where you can decorate one-of-a-kind cupcakes and cakes in their design studio, or buy a kit to take home to design with your sweetie. If you aren’t in the creative mood but want to try their delicious goodies, individual frosted cupcakes, cookies, and candy are available for purchase.
One of the best places in St. Louis to dine and shop is Soulard, a historic French neighborhood in the Lou. Five minutes South of the Gateway Arch, Soulard is the happening place to be during Mardi Gras, but you’ll also love it for its Farmers’ Market, a 200-year tradition of local vendors, farmers, and artisans. The market is open throughout the year, but the best produce and shopping are from May to September. Bring your date to get a bite to eat on site, shop, and buy some produce and meats to make a gourmet meal at home. You’ll be glad you stopped by.
When it comes to finding something unique and fun to do in St. Louis for a day or a night out with your darling, there are endless possibilities. Don’t get stuck in a date night rut! Try these unique date ideas in St. Louis, Missouri to delight you and your sweetheart on your next outing!
Do you have any date ideas in St. Louis to add to the list? Which place would you and your spouse like to go first?