Plan a trip to Bowling Green, Missouri where you can step away from hectic, day-to-day life at the Amish Communities, shop, camp, fish and savor hand-dipped chocolates or craft beer.
From early spring through lush, green summers and well into this area’s stunning fall foliage season, this gateway to the south is like nothing you’ve explored.
In less than two hours, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and be in the heart of the Ozark Mountain region, getting back to nature and enjoying the great beauty of Missouri. Beautiful vistas, rivers, hiking, shopping, swimming, floating, golfing and great food are all packed into the Arcadia Valley.
Brush up on your French for a trip you’ll treasure without the need of a passport. Step back into history to a time when French colonists established houses on land ripe for vineyards. Enjoy today’s conveniences, like a car to get you there, while relishing an era when the city of Sainte Genevieve was the only town in Missouri. On just a tank of gas from St. Louis, shop antique stores, observe French Colonial architecture, unwind at wineries of the region, or enjoy a nature and hiking trail on a National Natural Landmark.
Travel through history to the 19th century Missouri to spend a weekend watching fireflies light up the skies, enjoying professional theatrical entertainment and just generally indulging in history. At Arrow Rock Historic Site, just a short jaunt from St. Louis, travelers enjoy all of this in a weekend of learning and loving this area you just can’t find elsewhere.
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.
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.