Family Fun Guide
You and your family have escaped to The Cheshire for a get-away and a charming boutique hotel experience, but now what? Once you’ve taken in the luxurious accommodations and amenities, it’s time to take full advantage of the city of St. Louis with one or all of these family-friendly St. Louis outings.
The Gateway Arch and Citygarden
A visit to the top of the Gateway Arch is basically a rite of passage for every childhood visit to St. Louis. You never forget the excitement of seeing the St. Louis skyline and Mighty Mississippi from 500 feet in the air. For even more fun after your trip to the top, head over to Citygarden to experience an urban oasis in the midst of a concrete jungle.
The Saint Louis Zoo
While attractions like the penguin house and Zooline Railroad offer steep competition, arguably the best features of the Saint Louis Zoo are its free price tag and its incredible proximity to The Cheshire. Walk over as a family and check out all that this St. Louis treasure has to offer, including the new Sea Lion Sound exhibit.
St. Louis Science Center
Family fun can be educational at the St. Louis Science Center! Just minutes from The Cheshire, it boasts an impressive OMNIMAX Theatre with films about every subject, including tornadoes, space exploration and the arctic. Young kids can also play in the Discovery Room, which is full of interactive exhibits and activities. Click here for more information about all the St. Louis Science Center has to offer.
Great for kids and parents alike, the City Museum has something for everyone in the family. Climb a sprawling indoor tree house, wander through a house of mirrors and climb through tunnels while overlooking the city of St. Louis. As its tagline explains, the City Museum is where imagination runs wild! For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Missouri Botanical Garden
With gorgeous surroundings and a rich history in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden is perfect for family afternoon fun. Founded in 1859, it is also the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation with stunning features like a traditional koi pond, Japanese strolling garden and a playground for kids. Plan on grabbing lunch from one of two cafes in the garden and take in the city’s oasis with a picnic. For more information, click here.