From picnics in the park under the Gateway Arch to listening to your love at the Whispering Arch, Saint Louis has a lot of romance to explore. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride downtown and explore it all. Fall in love in Saint Louis, MO.
Points Of Interest
Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast
Like the name says, this bed and breakfast is sure to be a memorable place to stay. Bring your sweetheart and have a romantic getaway in this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home that has been described as a mini-mansion. The bed and breakfast has a three course breakfast served daily and also offers packages to help put a romantic touch on your stay, including champagne packages. Relax in the charming, elegant surroundings of the past while you plan the perfect romantic getaway in Saint Louis, MO.
If the Forget-me-not has been booked solid, don’t fret, Saint Louis is full of history and historic homes and so there are a few others that have been converted into bed and breakfasts in the area. One such bed and breakfast to consider as an alternative to the Forget-me-not is the Fleur-de-Lys Mansion. This mansion is perfect for a romantic getaway and is sure not to disappoint as an alternative place to stay.
The Top 5 Saint Louis Restaurants
1. Ruth’s Chris
3. Ayia Sofia
5. Vin De Set
One iconic monument in Saint Louis, MO that you will be hard pressed to miss is the Gateway Arch. Standing at 630 feet tall it is the tallest man-made national monument in the United States. Take your love on a journey to the top of the arch to share a breathtaking view of Saint Louis, MO. When you and your love are done touring the arch and appreciating the views of St. Louis, be sure to take a stroll around the grounds and visit the museum at the bottom of the Arch.
Saint Louis Tours
There are many ways to see St. Louis, be it by riverboat, helicopter, or just by foot, however I think some of the best and most romantic ways to see the city are to take a trolley or carriage ride. Both tour types are convieniently offered by the same company, Saint Louis Carriage Company. So, if you are in the mood for romance, hop on a trolley and see the city in style, or take a more relaxed route and enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
If you are more interested in individual sights to see within the city, I suggest a tour of the Budweiser Brewery or perhaps a trip to the Lemp Mansion, which also has a restruant that can be a great dining experience along with your taste of history. A few other house museums that also offer tours include The Campbell House Museum and The Chatillon–DeMenil Mansion.
For a few tours of the area that are sure to spice things up, we suggest taking a food tour or going on a paranormal tour. Both tours are sure to show some of the flavor of the city, be it tastes of the city or historic flare, there is definelty something to make these tours special.
The Arts in Saint Louis
Saint Louis has many things to do for a couple that is looking for a romantic outing. They have an art museum, a unique city museum, a botanical garden, a symphony orchestra, a zoo, a planetarium, and is a city that is rich with architectural treasures as well.
One of these architectural gems is Union Station in St. Louis. The station used to be one of the busiest train stations in the world, but has since been converted into a shopping and entertainment area. While, not used in the same manner any longer, Union station has a unique architectural anomaly, The Whispering Arch that is known for some unusual acoustics. Visit the station and explore this unique feature with your sweetheart and you will be sure to make memories that will not be soon forgotten. Another historical site to see in the city is the The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, which has a breathtaking atmosphere.
Saint Louis Sports
When you come to visit Saint Louis, be prepared to catch a great baseball or hockey game. The town is home to the St. Louis Cardinals, who play in the Busch Stadium and is also home the the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team. If you are a fan of either sport, then St. Louis is the perfect place to bring your love to enjoy a great sporting event and make memories together.
A great unique date idea for Saint Louis, MO is to visit one of the many antique shops including Shelton Davis Antiques, Cherokee Antics, Quintessential Antiques, and Tin Roof Antiques where you can sift through history and bring some home. You can also take your date out for a fine dining experience at a restaurant that has been in opperation for almost 100 yearand is still kindling romance, Kemoll’s Chop House. One last unique experience to be had in Saint Louis is to visit the Whispering Arch in Union Station.