After years of living in a small town, I can attest to the beauty of St. Louis. While the city limits make St. Louis seem small, the surrounding counties interlock and weave a large and diverse landscape. Should I begin my weekend exploring the West County mall, or should I make my way to my favorite Chinese bistro in Ladue?
The options are limitless; however, my favorite is just a street down–Forest Park. Here there is an art gallery, a history museum, a zoo, a lush greenhouse, and even a world’s fair pavilion. And these are just a few of the my favorite places, I haven’t even mentioned most of what the park has to offer in its almost 1,300 acres (that’s about 20,800 tennis courts). The park is both majestic and historical, and its location makes for the perfect break. Either in between classes or after a hectic week, I seem to always find myself there.