With kids and careers in the picture, romance and quality time spent alone with your significant other often take a backseat to the daily grind. St. Louis boasts some truly wonderful spots for peace, quiet and a chance to rekindle those flames. From luxurious overnight stays to wineries that’ll warm your tired hearts, you don’t need to leave the city to get back on track.
Chase Park Plaza
212 N. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Secure a relative, family friend or babysitter for the day or night, then check yourselves into The Chase Park Plaza. This luxurious hotel, located in the heart of the central west end, offers fantastic restaurants, bars, a relaxing pool and spa, plus a movie theater. Spend the morning strolling the charming streets of the CWE, then chill poolside together with a cocktail, indulge in a couple’s massage and feast on a romantic dinner before you catch a show.
Jazz at the Bistro
3536 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Price: from $20
If you and your partner miss those fun concerts of your dating days, bring them back from the backseat. St. Louis offers a wide variety of musical venues featuring all kinds of talented artists, but nothing beats the unique ambiance at Jazz Bistro in the Grand Center Arts District. Reserve a ticket to a show and your dinner reservation is automatic. Experience some of today’s greatest jazz artists up close and personal in a warm, intimate setting while dining on delicious food.
Relax and just be with your significant other with a quiet retreat minutes from home that feels like its worlds away. Escape to one of the country’s most extraordinary bed and breakfasts, The Fleur de Lys Mansion, a truly hidden gem in the heart of St. Louis. To say this place is romantic is a major understatement. Scrumptious dining, unique accomodations, in-room couple’s massages — it even offers a horse-drawn carriage ride through Tower Grove Park.
5595 Grand Drive (Park Visitor Center)
St. Louis, MO 63112
www.forestparkforever.orgFor a wide variety of activities with your partner all in one amazing, scenic place, look no farther than the renowned Forest Park. Enjoy a romantic boat ride for two, stroll through the St. Louis Art Museum or History Museum, enjoy a meal along the water at the Boat House or pack a picnic near the gorgeous Grand Basin. Every inch of the park’s pastoral grounds feels romantic when the kids aren’t around.
596 Defiance Road
Defiance, MO 63341
Price: from $5 per glassPerhaps the most ideal escape of all is just the two of you sitting at a quiet, cozy table somewhere enjoying each others’ company and uninterrupted conversation over a delectable meal and a nice bottle of wine. If this sounds like heaven then you should definitely visit one of the area’s most romantic wineries, Chandler Hill. Located less than 30 minutes from St. Louis, this winery is truly a romantic escape from everyday life. Chandler Hill Vineyards caters to those who enjoy the finer things in life, featuring a vast selection of Missouri wines, West Coast wines, and even an owner’s reserve of fine wines. This winery also hosts live music events, weddings and farmers’ markets along with parties for any occasion.Related: Best Romantic Places In St. Louis To Propose
Meredith Johns is a freelance writer covering all things St. Louis. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.