This past week I got to meet up with my friend, Ruth! We decided to spend the entire day together since we never get to see each other during the school year.
First, we went to the History Museum in Forest Park and spent about an hour there. We got to see some interesting and fascinating exhibits that made a visit to the museum worth while.
After the History Museum we made our way to the Central West End to eat lunch at the Wildflower Restaurant. I had never been there before and was very impressed! Since the weather was pretty nice that day we got to eat outside. I ordered a Caesar salad and a steak sandwich. It was delicious! (Below: Ruth and I in front of the Wildflower Restaurant.)
After we got our tummies full at Wildflower, we decided to take a walk around Forest Park. Walking around Forest Park is one of my favorite things to do and I felt it was a must since the weather was so nice! We stopped in front of a fountain and got our picture taken by some people passing by. We walked around Forest Park a little bit and then decided to get some frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf to end our day. It was the perfect treat and so yummy! (Below: Ruth and I at Forest Park.)
All in all our day full of adventures was wonderful! We got to catch up and hang out which was much needed! Hope everyone is having a great summer!
Wondering what to do during your long summer break? Maybe you’re getting a little bored and need some ideas of things to do? Well I’ve came up with a list of 3 things to do in the St. Louis area during your break and they’re free!
1. Take a walk through the beautiful Forest Park. I’ve blogged about Forest Park before so you can be sure that it’s a great place to go! Forest Park is roughly 1,200 acres and is absolutely gorgeous! I often take walks with my friends throughout the park and the scenery is always spectacular.
2. The Missouri History Museum is another great place to visit and the fact that admission is free just makes it even better! Sometimes special exhibits cost so beware of that, but general admission is free. There are ancient artifacts and amazing displays that will make you feel like you’re back in another era.
3. A third place I recommend is the St. Louis Zoo. Similar to the History Museum, general admission is free, but special exhibits or attractions do cost. General admission in the Zoo will give you access to see all your favorite animals including lions, tigers, and bears…oh my!
All 3 of these places are great to go to if you find yourself a little restless during summertime. I know I’ll be going to each one during my break!
Fontbonne is a couple minutes away from one of St. Louis’ greatest achievements; Forest Park. Forest Park is a beautiful park that many locals adore, including myself!
The park sits on a little over 1,200 acres and is actually larger than Central Park in New York. Throughout Forest Park you’ll find rolling hills, beautiful landscapes, and quite a few attractions. It is home to the History Museum, Art Museum, the Muny, the Science Center, and the Zoo. Both the History and Art Museums and the Zoo are free admission, which a is awesome for college students!
I love spending time at Forest Park, whether its walking around the sprawling park or going to a museum. I recommend a visit to Forest Park at least once, but if you’re a local, you should make a visit a weekly habit! Just walking around can be a great stress reliever, especially with finals coming up!
Below: A photo of the fountains near the Art Museum.
What makes Fontbonne special? If someone were to ask me that I am not sure what I would say at first if having not thought about it prior. Though once I begin comparing and contrasting how Fontbonne varies from my friend’s colleges I think of things right off the bat, such as how it is amazing how a student can create an academic relationship with his or her professors so easily on our campus. For a small-sized campus, it seems much easier to go and see your professor, being confident that they will be in their office as scheduled to help with any problem. There are days when I may have an unplanned problem arise and I just think to myself that there is a particular professor available that I can go and talk to at that very moment because of their office hours. I bet that there are not many of the same opportunities at larger universities because of the busy schedules teachers may have compared to Fontbonne University.
Another reason that makes Fontbonne different is that we have a great atmosphere, in the large yet small city of St. Louis. There is never a dull moment once you have a small list of adventures planned out. Pinterest comes in handy when wanting to come up with ideas, just to get the noggin thinking. Fontbonne’s location is right by a large city park, where there is a zoo, outdoor theater, tennis courts, art museum, history museum, and much more to explore. As a student in a new town, I would say to take time to explore new areas of the world just as someone who likes to travel may do.