The City Museum
750 N. 16th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Why not get to know just how young at heart your sweetheart is by spending an evening at the City Museum? Kids of all ages enjoy the magical atmosphere here. All great romance is born out of light-hearted playfulness and there is plenty of it at the City Museum. Climb Atop The City and enjoy the thrills of the rope ramp slide as you also take in the sights of the St. Louis skyline. Don’t forget to make your acquaintance with the giant praying mantis. Grab a bite to eat on the mezzanine and take a trip through MonstroCity. These are just a few of the special delights you can share on your date. This date night destination won’t break your bank, either. General admission is offered at a discount on Friday and Saturday nights – just $10 after 5 p.m.
St. Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
There is nothing more romantic than enjoying the passion and beauty of the works of the great masters. A night at the St. Louis Art Museum is the perfect place to take your loved one for a night that will fill the senses with beauty and romance. Impressionist France: Visions of Nation from Le Gray to Monet runs through July 16, 2014. Flowers of the Four Seasons in Chinese and Japanese Art runs through September 1st. Enjoy a fine meal and a glass of wine in the museum’s restaurant. Call or go online to make a reservation. The contemporary American cuisine is $30 and under. Museum admission is free.
Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Spend a wonderful evening, with the one you love, participating in the wonderful programming of the Contemporary Arts Museum. The CAM offers lectures, workshops, film and music programs for the public to enjoy. Members participate in curator’s receptions, art curator’s dinners and receptions as well as travel opportunities. The CAM’s beautiful architecture houses wonderful exhibits of the nation’s most exciting artists. May 9, 2014 opened three spectacular exhibitions that run through August 10. There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy an evening of great art with your significant other.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
11th N. 4th St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
History buffs can spend some quality time strolling through a museum dedicated to one of America’s most influential historic figures and his contribution to the expansion of our nation. The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial offers guided tours, or you may explore on your own. After you finish viewing the artifacts from the Lewis and Clark, American Indian and 19th century pioneer exhibits, you can cap it off with a trip to the top of the Arch and take in the spectacular views of St. Louis skyline and the Illinois riverfront. This site has all of the makings for a perfect date.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127
The month of May is a perfect time of year to take romantic strolls through some of St. Louis’ most scenic parks and outdoor museums. Laumeier Sculpture Park is the perfect destination for a romantic night or afternoon out. There is nothing better than enjoying a beautiful spring or summer day in St. Louis and taking in the sights of the magnificent works of artists such as Anthony Caro, Jean Highstein and Sol LeWitt throughout the park. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset and admission is free.
Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.