The sleepy river town of Hannibal, lies just two hours up the scenic River Road from St. Louis but a world apart from the bustling city. Hannibal offers city slickers a chance to relish the past, not just the rich literary past of Mark Twain, Missouri’s most famous curmudgeon, or even the fictional histories of his characters. Hannibal also invites visitors to remember a time when the family vacation was a long drive in the family car to a quiet town, and this little trip includes historic homes, caves and riverboats.
Prepare to swim with the fishes on your next seaside vacation with dive classes for any adventure seeker. From PADI open water certifications to one-on-ones with instructors who really know deep-sea diving, St. Louis’ best scuba lessons cover every base. Keep in mind you’ll need to buy some required equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, boots) in addition to paying tuition, but most schools offer discounts of $100 or more if you buy your equipment from them. St. Louis’ best scuba schools offer that and so much more.
A day of fun in the sun requires some planning. Here’s a handy checklist for a day at the beach, the lake or the local pool.
In 2011, 64,461 participants, 4,982 survivors and 1,000 teams raced in the 13th annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. This year promises to be just as big or bigger, including everyone with pedicabs for survivors who can’t run across the finish line this year. The largest series of 5K walk/runs in the world, raising millions to help fight breast cancer, honor those lost and celebrate survivors since the first race in 1999.
The charm of a picnic is irresistible in St. Louis with its stunning parks and green spaces. Bring the family or enjoy a quiet romantic picnic with that special someone. At the city’s best places for a picnic, enjoy the vast green spaces, museums, a historical carousel, butterflies, scenic views of the Mississippi River, gardens, lakes and enjoy a concert in the park. Spread out a blanket or find a picnic table at the most perfect picnic spots in St. Louis.
Want to do something fun with your dad for Father’s Day? Check out these exciting activities that are sure to be an adventure!
The 360 lounge overlooking Busch Stadium beat out roof-top bars in Mumbai, New York, Hong Kong and Toronto.
St. Louis is packed with places to lob a tennis ball. From wooded surroundings to climate-controlled indoor courts, and with surfaces ranging from grass to asphalt to post-tensioned concrete, the Lou serves up a court to please every tennis player at these awesome area parks and clubs.
Going on a road trip this summer? Entertain yourself and the kids with these fun car games along the way.
Planning a road trip this summer? Here are some helpful tips to get your family there happy and in one piece.
Check out the best beaches in America.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.
It’s the first colobus monkey to be born at the Zoo in 11 years.