What to do around the Lou

Lucy Bloomstran, Arts, Entertainment, and Humor Editor

I recently came across a tweet that gave me a moment of pause in a fit of summer induced boredom in which I actually dared to open Twitter and begin scrolling into the void. The tweet read, “Things to do in St. Louis (for under 21): Drive around. Ask your friends if there is anything going on tonight. Think about the Arch. Go to bed early. Sweat.” The tweet gave me a slight chuckle, as my friends and I commonly find ourselves in the same predicament on weekends, so I retweeted it for my approximately 50 followers to also enjoy. Now, I mentioned that I was bored at the time, but I don’t think I made it clear just how bored I was. Instead of closing Twitter for the next 3 weeks and going about my day like every other time I open the app, I began to think. The tweet had a surprisingly large amount of likes and retweets for something geared specifically toward the relatively small demographic of young people in the greater St. Louis area. Being the analyst and scholar that I am, I quickly inferred that all these Twitter users had the same issues that I do: they commonly find themselves without anything to do here. But instead of just retweeting and continuing to complain about the lack of fun things to do in our city like everyone else, I decided to do something to resolve this issue. I began scouring Facebook and local news platforms and compiling a master list of fun, cheap things to do in Saint Louis this fall beyond the typical Cardinals games and trips to Tro Mo. Sure, it’s no New York or LA, but St. Louis isn’t the worst place in the world. You just need to know where to look. I sincerely hope you enjoy this list and actually venture out into the uncharted territories of the Lou and learn more about what this city has to offer this fall.

  • Go to the Art Museum! (I’ll admit, I’m a little biased, but SLAM is, without a doubt, the coolest place in STL)
  • Top Golf in Chesterfield
  • Halloween party in the Central West End – October 27
  • If you think you’re too old to go to the Zoo or Grant’s Farm, you’re wrong.
  • Take a hike! STL might not seem like the most mountainous region, but you can’t go wrong with places like Castlewood State Park or Katy Trail.
  • Visit the new Arch grounds and take touristy pictures.
  • Go antiquing on Cherokee Row
  • Go to the Soulard Farmers’ Market.
  • See a show at the Pageant.
  • Ride a Lime Bike or scooter around Forest Park.
  • This is an ongoing list…email  [email protected] with suggestions