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St. Louis Riverfront

The Gateway Arch

Take a 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument for the finest view in the Gateway City. Then stop by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition! Visitors can also hop aboard a 19th century paddle-wheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi.

Sports

Sports fans rejoice! During the spring and summer seasons, you can cheer on our 11-time World champions the St. Louis Cardinals at the new Busch Stadium discover this info here. If you’re visiting in the fall or winter, you can catch the St. Louis Blues heating up the ice at the Scottrade Center. No matter what time of year, visitors can get a taste of true team spirit in this bona fide sports town.

Saint Louis Zoo

Get up close and personal with the furry, the flying and the fishy creatures of the Saint Louis Zoo. One of the city’s many free attractions, the Saint Louis Zoo has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading zoological parks. Take a ride on the Emerson Zooline Railroad and get a guided tour of some of the most exciting animal exhibits in the park, or venture on your own through attractions like Big Cat Country, Penguin & Puffin Coast or the Interactive Stingray Pool. Kids will enjoy the children’s petting zoo, and dining and souvenirs are available at one of the many boutiques and restaurants located around the park.

The Magic House

Visit the region’s first interactive children’s museum, built in a sprawling Victorian mansion in suburban St. Louis. Kids will enjoy all sorts of fun and educational activities at the Magic House, including sitting at the president’s desk in a spot-on recreation of the Oval Office and performing patriotic karaoke. In a miniature town, kids can play grownup for a day as they change the tire on a wooden car, stock shelves in a model grocery store or serve pizza in a pretend kitchen. Visitors can even climb a three-story beanstalk, spin a giant kaleidoscope or perform a puppet show! Enjoy special events that include magical story time, free family nights and fitness first Fridays.

The Beautiful Forest Park

Once home to the 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It attracts 12 million visitors a year with world-class attractions and scenic walking and biking trails. Other points of interest include the Jewel Box, a beautiful greenhouse filled with magnificent floral displays, the golf courses and the World’s Fair Pavilion, a perfect site for a company picnic or private party.

Sunset Cliffs Shoreline In Sunny San Diego

Sunset Cliffs Shoreline

Dedicated in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a 68-acre resource-based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean bordering the western edge of Point Loma.

  • The 18-acre linear section of the park lies to the west of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. between Adair and Ladera Streets.
  • The 50-acre hillside section, a designated multiple species conservation area, links to the 640-acre Point Loma Ecological Reserve beginning at the Navy property to the south.

The Park’s topography includes intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. It affords inspiring panoramic ocean views. From the cliffs, the California Gray Whale can be seen migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California.

Sunset Cliffs Park at Ladera Street

The Ladera Street area is used for sunset viewing and weddings may also be permitted for a maximum of 50 people hop over to these guys. Parking is available on the street or at a number of small lots at the park site. There are no restrooms available.

Take Interstate 8 West to the end. Then follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard through Ocean Beach to the cliffs and Ladera Street.

Sunset Cliffs at Luscomb Point

The Luscomb Point area is named for Happy Luscomb, a local surfing personality. It is a favorite spot for sunset viewing and weddings, which can be permitted for up to 50 people. Parking is available on the street or at a number of small lots at the park site. There are no restrooms available.

Take Interstate 8 West to the end.Then follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard through Ocean Beach to the cliffs to where the street ends at Hill Street.

St. Louis: Celebrate the holidays at the Missouri Botanical Garden!

Gardenland Express

(ST. LOUIS): Celebrate the holidays at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The Garden is sharing the spirit of the season with an abundance of festivities. Enjoy the annual Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show, a visit from Santa, traditional Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations and holiday décor. Garden Glow returns this season with the addition of hundreds of thousands of lights. For detailed information on the complete lineup of holiday happenings, visit www.mobot.org.

Gardenland Express

Gardenland Express


The Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual light exhibit, Garden Glow, opens November 21. Now in its third year, the expanded event features 1 million lights as well as additional interactive installations for guests. Garden Glow is open through January 2, 2016. More than 400,000 additional lights were added from the 2014 exhibit with an expanded footprint through even more of the Garden grounds. Twenty-eight installations will adorn the Garden’s most iconic locations. Garden Glow is designed to engage visitors of all ages. An expanded Family Fun Area will feature a “Reindeer Ring Toss,” “Glowmen Glen,” “Tree-dazzeled” photo opportunity and much more! For additional information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.mobot.org/glow. Garden Glow is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Signature location sponsorship by The Boeing Company, David and Lelia Farr and Monsanto. Special venue sponsorship by Ameren Corporation, Bunge North America, Maritz, Moneta Group – Dan and Peggy West and PNC Bank.Gardenland Express

Holiday Floral and Train Show, “Conifers of the World” Saturday, December 21 through Saturday, January 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; closes early at 4 p.m. Orthwein Floral Display Hall. In this year’s show, we’ll celebrate some of the most well-known plants of the season: conifers. Conifers are cone-bearing trees or shrubs within the plant division Pinophyta and include favorites such as pines, firs, yews, junipers, and spruces. During the 1800s, decorating a coniferous tree for Christmas became popular in Germany and spread into Europe, eventually coming to America. Enjoy the holiday spirit as you listen to festive music and wander a temporary landscape in the 5,000-square-foot Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Designed to mimic the German “Christkindlemarket,” where vendors traditionally gather to sell holiday food, gifts and decorations from open-air stalls. A large, lit tree is decorated for the season, and snowflakes suspended throughout the space complete the wintery German theme. Follow the Garden’s LGB G-scale model trains on a trip through a variety of tiny landscapes with traditional winter activities such as skiing and ice-skating. The Garden’s private train collection speeds around the snowy mountainous display of small building models on elevated tracks. Garden admission plus $5; daytime admission free for members. Open during Garden Glow from 5 to 9:30 p.m. admission of $2 with purchase of Garden Glow ticket. Free for Garden members. Presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Made possible by the Berges Endowment for Flower Shows. Additional sponsorship by CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. Visit www.mobot.org/gardenlandexpress for more information.

Experience the traditional Jewish holiday celebration of Chanukah: Festival of Lights on Sunday, December 6 from noon to 4 p.m. The event begins with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah. Choirs will perform traditional Jewish and Chanukah music to delight crowds. Visitors will enjoy browsing through the “shuk” (marketplace) for Chanukah-themed treasures. Visit www.mobot.org/events for more information.

Enjoy Saturday with Santa: Christmas Carols in the Garden on Saturday, December 13 from noon to 4 p.m. Listen to traditional and secular holiday carols from local schools and choirs inside the upper level of Ridgway Center and roaming the Garden grounds. Whisper Christmas wishes to Santa, whose sleigh has made its way to the Garden thanks to Rudolph. Cider, cookies and hot cocoa available for purchase to keep visitors toasty and warm! Visit www.mobot.org/events for more information.

Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits

Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits


Kwanzaa: Festival of the Kwanzaa: Festival of the First FruitsFirst Fruits. Wednesday, December 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Ridgway Visitor Center. Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and this contemporary African-American holiday centers around the feast table of the harvest. A Kwanzaa ceremony highlights a day of storytelling, craft and jewelry displays, and authentic African drumming and musical performances. Included with Garden admission. Visit www.mobot.org/events for more information.

The Holiday Wreath Auction will be on display from Saturday, December 21 through Saturday, Jan. 3, and features creations by the region’s most talented floral designers, decking the walls of the Ridgway Visitor Center. Designs range from traditional to whimsical and are sold by silent auction bidding with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visit www.mobot.org/events for more information.

Experience a Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House, Wednesday, November 18 through Sunday, January 3 at the 19th century country home of Garden founder Henry Shaw. The estate is decorated for the holidays with wreaths, garland, floral centerpieces, greenery and a holiday tree. Children can enjoy storytelling on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and visit the activity corner to color tree-themed holiday ornaments from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, November 26 and December 25.

For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotgarden.