This past weekend I made a trip to St. Louis to reunite with my best friend Caitlyn. We were so excited to see each other since it’s been 2 years since I’ve seen her. I went to college with Caitlyn but after graduation we had to go our separate ways as she got a job in Dayton, while I moved to Kansas City. And we’ve been so busy with our lives that we could never connect until last weekend! 🙂
As soon as I got to St. Louis we decided to do the most touristy thing possible, go to the Gateway Arch. For those of you who are afraid of heights or get claustrophobic, you can skip going to the top and instead visit the museum portion and watch the video that displays what it looks like from the top. That way you can still get the experience, but don’t have to put yourself in a fearful situation. It was fun going to the top, but I did not realize how TINY the windows were going to be at the top of the arch. You basically have to lay down to see outside the window, which was a bit strange to me (see the large pic below). However, the view was breathtaking so I couldn’t complain too much.
After we visited the Gateway Arch we grabbed a drink from Three Sixty. It’s a rooftop restaurant/bar that is on top of the Hilton hotel downtown. You get a great view of all of downtown and the arch. I would highly recommend going there if you are looking for a cool place to go for happy hour or small appetizers. It is a little pricey, but the view makes it worth it!
On Saturday morning Caitlyn and I decided that we would go to the Drake concert that night if the prices dropped under $100. The show was added to the tour randomly so there were a bunch of tickets still up for grabs. At noon the ticket prices for the nosebleed section were around $160 and by 6 pm there were tickets under $100. We ended up getting 2 seats in section 103, row F. We were SO close to the stage, we could see the sweat dripping off of Drake. He puts on quite the performance, let me tell ya. If your city is on his tour, you should definitely go to his concert. I am not a huge hip hop fan but I had a blast and I loved how much energy Drake brought to the crowd!
Sunday morning we went to The Rooster for breakfast. They are known for their crepes so we split a Nutella crepe. Enough said, must try.
When we were done with breakfast we decided to check out the City Museum. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly, but I was not expecting a psychedelic 10 story playground. I thought it would be more of an interactive museum but boy was I wrong. It was pretty much a bunch of children with their parents. Caitlyn and I felt super out of place so we decided to leave after a quick perusal.
We then decided to check out the St. Louis Zoo. It is completely free, so if you are looking for a fun/cheap activity, the zoo is a great idea. They had already put up a lot of their Christmas decorations throughout the zoo and it was so cute! We went during the day so only some of the Christmas lights were turned on, but I am sure it is a sight to see at night. There were also a ton of big, old trees that had all just turned autumn colors throughout the park. It was a beautiful zoo. I would say the zoo in St. Louis is my 2nd favorite behind the San Diego Zoo. I would recommend going there if you are looking for a family friendly, safe place to visit in St. Louis. I had a great time there and I am so happy that I was able to reunite with Caitlyn, we always have a great time together. We certainly won’t wait 2 years for the next girls weekend! 🙂