St. Louis - spring break with teens?

Feb 26th, 2007, 09:44 AM
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St. Louis - spring break with teens?

We are planning a 3-night trip to St. Louis over spring break. We lived there for 3 years, 12 years ago, and think it will be fun to return with the kids, now teens, and show them the town. When we lived there we were quite familiar with all the options for activities for preschoolers. I think our teens would like some of these, including the Science Museum and the Arch, and we have to hit Ted Drewes. However, I would love some other options for teens in St. Louis! (By the way, we have a 16 yr old son and a 13 yr old daughter.)
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Feb 26th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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How about a Cardinals baseball game? Grants Farm or maybe the Zoo?
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Feb 26th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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The City Museum is a real hit for parents and kids alike.

http://www.citymuseum.org/home.asp

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Mar 6th, 2007, 06:15 PM
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What do you think of a Brewery tour? It is an iffy thing with teens I guess?!
Where are you staying? That might make a difference on some suggestions.
I think it woudl be fun to go to Forest Park. It has hd a multi million dollar facelift and has changed quite a bit since you lived here. You could rent some boats at the lake and paddle around and then have lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant. They have wonderful outdoor seating and a bonfire if it is chilly outside and there is often LIVE bands playing. Again this restaurant is a different one from when you lived here.

The "Loop" in U.city is fun!! Great people watching. Blueberry Hill might be enjpoyable for thoise age of children. Funky boutiques for your daughter!
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Mar 13th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions! We are going to be staying at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

I loved Grants Farm when we lived in St. Louis!, but I don't think it opens until after our trip. I will check that, though. Brewery tour might be fun. I definitely want to try to City Museum, too.

Any other teen activities anyone can suggest?

Also, can you guys give me some ideas for other restaurants? I figure the types of places we went with our 4 yr old & 1 yr old might not be so fun for the now teens!
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Mar 13th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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These are all good suggestions. I'd definitely take them to the Arch, Science Center & City Museum. Maybe on boat cruise on the Mississippi? You can also rent bikes, or do a segway tour in Forest Park. And I think there's a double decker bus that gives tours of downtown.

As far as restaurants, the U City loop is a good option with Blueberry Hill, Fitz's & Cicero's. Lots of Italian restaurants on the Hill. What do they like?
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Mar 15th, 2007, 04:46 PM
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Well, they like pizza. We never did acquire a taste for Imo's when we lived there, though. I'd love a good Italian recommendation!
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