Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend

Aleena Mehmood2024-03-11

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Greetings, fellow wanderers! Calling all history buffs, art aficionados, and outdoor enthusiasts – St. Louis beckons you for a weekend adventure unlike any other. This dynamic Midwestern metropolis boasts a rich tapestry of cultures, a sizzling culinary scene that'll tantalize your taste buds beyond the iconic toasted ravioli (though you definitely have to try that!), and iconic landmarks that will leave you speechless.

Gateway Arch

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Festivals in St. Louis This Weekend

St. Louis throws unforgettable parties, and this weekend is no exception. Ditch the tourist traps and head to the quirky Shaw neighborhood for the upcoming "Grove Fest," a vibrant celebration of local street art. Indulge in delectable dishes from around the globe at the "St. Louis International Festival" in Tower Grove Park. Sample Bosnian delicacies, sip on refreshing Ethiopian coffee, or savor the flavors of countless other cultures – there's a taste sensation waiting around every corner!

Free Events in St. Louis This Weekend 

Exploring St. Louis on a shoestring is totally doable. Lace up your walking shoes and take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Mississippi Riverfront. Soak in the breathtaking views of the mighty river and snap a photo with the iconic Gateway Arch, the tallest human-made monument in the US. Don't miss the thrill of riding the tram to the top for panoramic vistas of the city sprawling beneath you.

A Feast for the Senses at the St. Louis Art Museum

Immerse yourself in the world of art at the renowned St. Louis Art Museum. With free admission, you can explore a treasure trove of artwork spanning centuries and continents. From ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary masterpieces by local St. Louis artists, there's something to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination. Be sure to check out any special exhibitions that might be happening during your visit, like the upcoming "Gateway to Impressionism" showcasing works by Monet, Renoir, and Degas.

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Outdoor Events in St. Louis This Weekend

Nature's Playground Awaits in Forest Park

Need an escape from the city bustle? Forest Park, a sprawling green oasis, is your haven. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails, or rent a bike and explore the park's many pathways. Immerse yourself in serene natural beauty and discover hidden gems like the Saint Louis Zoo, one of the oldest and largest zoos in the US (and free admission!).

Channel Your Inner Child at the City Museum

This whimsical wonderland is a must-visit for anyone young at heart, or anyone who remembers the joy of exploring elaborate play structures. The City Museum is an interactive playground crafted from recycled materials, featuring tunnels, slides, and climbing structures that will spark your imagination and ignite a sense of adventure.

Hoppy Happenings and Local Brews

St. Louis boasts a thriving craft beer scene, and a visit wouldn't be complete without indulging in a local brew. Learn the secrets behind America's favorite beer on a tour of the legendary Anheuser-Busch brewery. For a more contemporary experience, head to Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, a local favorite known for its delicious craft beers and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a cold one on their rooftop patio with stunning city views – the perfect way to end a warm St. Louis evening.

Beyond the Tourist Trail: Soulard District Delights

Looking to experience the city's soul in all its depth? Explore the historic Soulard district, a hidden gem brimming with charming cafes, independent art galleries, and trendy boutiques. Catch a live music performance by a local band at Molly's Irish Pub, a Soulard institution, and soak in the vibrant energy of St. Louis after dark.

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Crafting Lasting Memories with Tripshepherd

Ready to craft unforgettable memories in St. Louis? Look no further than Tripshepherd! Our small-group tours led by passionate local guides will take you beyond the typical tourist path and introduce you to the hidden gems of this remarkable city. From exploring the iconic Gateway Arch to savoring the flavors of the Soulard Market, our tours offer a unique and immersive St. Louis experience.

Explore our website to discover a variety of tours tailored to your interests, preferences, and budget. We offer:

Best of St. Louis Small Group Tour:

This comprehensive tour includes a visit to the Gateway Arch, a scenic Mississippi River cruise, and an exploration of other must-see attractions like the City Museum and the historic Soulard district.

St. Louis Craft Beer and Bites Tour:

Embark on a delicious journey through St. Louis' thriving craft beer scene on this Tour, sampling local brews and enjoying delectable bites at trendy hotspots.


From festivals and free events to outdoor adventures and iconic attractions, St. Louis offers endless possibilities for a memorable weekend getaway. Whether you're exploring with friends, and family, or flying solo, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic city.

Ready to start planning your adventure? Book a tour with Tripshepherd and let our experienced guides show you the best of St. Louis. With small-group tours and expert insights, we'll help you create lasting memories in the Gateway to the West. Don't miss out on the opportunity to discover all that St. Louis has to offer—your weekend adventure awaits!