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.
The office of international admissions organizes a tour for all Fontbonne students. Since I came in spring, this was the first time I had the opportunity to join the adventure.
The tour was on Saturday 13th and we started at 9:30 am, too early for a Saturday! But it was a nice day outside and we really took advantage of the time we had available.
The first stop was Forest Park; we rode in the bus through the streets and got to see the Art Museum, the History Museum, the Boathouse, and many of the green spaces. Unfortunately there were many people in the park that day for a cross-country high school event, the traffic was very heavy and thus, we had to leave the early.
The part of the tour I liked the most was the visit to the Arch. The journey to the top of the arch is an interesting futuristic-like experience. In order to reach the top you have to get inside a very small capsule-like elevator with five seats that is completely sealed once you start ascending. The experience made me nervous but once you reach the top, it is all worth it. St. Louis looks beautiful from above!
I still have many places to visit and I am looking forward to getting to know the city!
View from the top of the arch.
Inside the top of the arch.
Path to the arch