10 Things to do in St. Louis That Don’t Involve Food and Drink

Social events tend to be centered around food and beverages. Think about the last time you hung out with a friend. Did you grab a drink, eat dinner, or go to brunch? Do you avoid hanging out with friends because you are trying to be healthy? Don’t worry! There are other options! Check out these 10 things you can with friends or by yourself that don’t involve food or beverages.

  1. The Botanical Gardens

    The botanical Gardens has many events throughout the year that take place. Starting spring 2017 is the Gardens of Glass, the Japanese Festival (Labor Day weekend), and Best of Missouri Market (October). There are plenty of options for youth and adult classes and programs. The butterfly house is also a great place to visit in the gardens

  2. St. Louis Zoo

    Voted America’s top free attraction and best Zoo, this is a great family attraction. There are so many different species of animals to see. They also have family friendly events including Jungle Boogie (free summer concert series), seal lion shows, and the stingrays at Caribbean Cove. The Zoo event hosts holiday events! Boo at the Zoo and the US Bank Wild Lights are two of the more popular ones! See what else the St. Louis Zoo has to offer! 

  3. Lone Elk Park

    This is a great option no matter the weather. There are numerous trails to check out during the nice days. If it is a rainy or cold day you can stay in the car and drive through the park trying to find elk, deer, bison and other animals. The World Bird Sanctuary is also located in Lone Elk Park where you can see birds from around the world and they also have bird shows as well. 

  4. Art Museum

    Located in Forest Park, this is a great indoor option on cold winter or hot summer days. With works of art and exhibitions year round, this is a great option for a quiet morning or afternoon.  www.slam.org

  5.  City Museum

    For children and adults of all ages, the City Museum is a great activity to enjoy with family or friends. There are caves, slides, obstacles and plenty more to keep you entertained for hours. They also offer overnight stays and yoga.  See what else the City Museum has to offer! 

  6. Escape Rooms

    This is a fun group option where you get clues and puzzles to solve and help you escape from a room within 60 minutes. There are various rooms with different themes to choose from and different locations in St. Louis including Escape the Room and No Way Out.

  7. Indoor Rock Climbing 

    Indoor rock climbing can be a ton of fun and a great workout. There are a couple different indoor options for rock climbing here in St. Louis, Upper Limits and Climb So iLL. Both offering group and individual climbing courses and also summer camps.

  8. Footgolf

    Eagle Springs Golf Course is the one golf course in St. Louis that offers FootGolf. It has the same basic rules as golf, but with a soccer ball. This is a great group activity for all ages. 

  9. Yucandu Art Studio

    Located in Webster Groves, this is an art studio with endless options. They offer open studio time, classes, parties, and many more. Create a work of art with friends or go by yourself to relax.

  10. Parks and Trails 

    We have the great privilege of having numerous parks and trails to visit in the area.  Some include hiking and biking trails. Laumeier Sculpture Park, Castlewood State Park, Powder Valley, Chubb trail, Grant’s trail, are a few of the many parks and trails. Check out a full list. 

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