St. Louis is an incredible city that makes a great getaway location for singles, couples, or families. If you haven’t made plans yet for Memorial Day weekend, we have a great guide that could help you plan a fun-filled weekend in the city known as the ‘Gateway to the West’.
Once you book your tickets from our airport to St. Louis, make sure to familiarize yourself with St. Louis’ public transportation system. You can easily catch a train from the airport to major locations in the city, so you’ll be able to skip the hassle of renting a car and dealing with traffic.
If you’re able to make it up to St. Louis on Friday afternoon, add the St. Louis Zoo Jungle Boogie Friday night concerts to your list. These concerts happen every Friday night during the summer and admission is free. They offer a wide variety of food and drinks to purchase at the concert - don’t forget to bring a blanket to layout on the lawn and enjoy the music.
We recommend starting off your Saturday morning in St. Louis by taking part in the St. Louis Virtual Memorial Day Run. This race can be run anywhere, anytime, so sign up, pick your distance and then decide which part of the city you’d like to see by foot. You could choose to run the race through Forest Park, the Gateway Arch Memorial Park, or one of St. Louis’ historic neighborhoods.
After your run, take advantage of the St. Louis Cardinals being in town. They’re taking on the Atlanta Braves May 24 - 26 and you can buy tickets on their website. They have a number of promotions going on throughout the weekend, so it’s a perfect chance to see a game. Remember, if you’re looking for some great places to eat, we have linked quite a few great St. Louis restaurants in this earlier blog post.
Before you head to the game, make time to visit the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. This museum recently underwent a 2-year, $30 million renovation and is now reopened. In addition to the impressive exhibits in the museum, they will also hold a special service at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day in the Court of Honor.
It’s important to remember the reason for this long weekend and to teach children about the sacrifices made by our armed forces. Make plans to visit the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and appreciate the work of local Boy Scouts who place small flags at nearly 190,000 headstones in the cemetery. A special service begins at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day in the cemetery chapel.
We hope this gives you some great ideas for a fun and meaningful Memorial Day weekend spent in St. Louis. Don’t forget to book your tickets now!