St. Louis – Day 2

As you may have read in my first post about my recent trip, I really enjoyed a weekend getaway with my husband to St Louis last weekend. Day two brought us a whole new set of adventures!

We woke up early and made our first stop at Gateway Arch, which was more incredible than I thought it would be. I knew it would be a staple for the trip, but didn’t know just how much I would love it. The size, the view, the history… everything about The Arch blew me away.

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Our next stop was only a few blocks away, Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium. We aren’t huge baseball fans, yet on road trips we seem to always stop at the nearest ballpark. It’s a great way to experience the raw feel of a city. St Louis wasn’t lacking in fun in this area by any means. Ballpark Village is a FREE area just outside the stadium that is perfect for grabbing a bite, sipping a drink, or just hanging out with other fans. If we ever go back, my husband and I decided we would opt out of actual tickets and just explore more of the village area. Don’t get me wrong, the stadium itself was also really cool. My favorite part was the incredible city view we saw right from our seats.

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Day two ended with one last outdoor adventure to City Garden. It reminded me of a tiny Central Park, an outdoor oasis in the middle of the city. Last was lunch at The Flying Saucer and drinks at the best rooftop bar I have ever been to, Three Sixty. The view was incredible and the bar so unique.

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That wraps up the highlights of our time spent in St Louis. Overall the trip was so fun!!! It was great to experience a new city for a special occasion, get out and do something a little bit different. There was enough to do that we may consider going back in the future, XOXO.

Have you ever been to St Louis? What was the best thing you did there?

St. Louis – Day 1

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with a getaway. We picked St. Louis because it’s a short 5 hour from our house, we had  never  been there before, and the price was right.

The first stop in St. Louis was City Museum and it was one of our favorites of the trip! If you ever get the chance to go, I would highly recommend it. City Museum is hard to describe and even harder to capture on photos. It’s essentially a choose-your-own-adventure, indoor/outdoor playground and museum. There are caves, rides, slides, stairs, cubbies, treehouses, aquariums… you name it and they had it. SO FUN!!!

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St. Louis has a great variety of craft breweries and Alpha Brewing Company is the first one we checked out after the museum. They specialize in aged beer, which I had never really heard of before. It wasn’t my favorite but my husband really liked it.

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After we hydrating at the bar, we checked out Laclede’s Landing, which as an older part of downtown. (It’s also where I caught my first glimpse of The Arch!). Laclede’s Landing is only a few blocks wide and long but is packed with things to do. The cobblestone streets were so charming and it’s right on The Mississippi River. It was a safe place for us to take a late night walk. We ended the day at Morgan Street Brewery, a brewery/restaurant right in that area.

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(Stay tuned for Day 2…)

The Starlite Lounge – La Crosse, WI

This weekend my husband, his sister, and I took a mini road trip to La Crosse to visit my sister-in-law and her boyfriend. We spent the majority of our time walking around downtown trying out different bars and restaurants.

My favorite stop was The Starlite Lounge. You have to check out their website to get the full effect. It was like walking back in time to just about the cutest martini bar ever straight up out of the 1970’s. They even offer a weekend happy hour so the drinks were both cute and cheap!

It was a super fun weekend filled with great company, perfect weather, and yummy drinks. I would definitely recommend making this stop if you ever get the chance, XOXO.