This 1,300-acre park (bigger than New York’s Central Park!) is home to The Jewel Box (5600 Clayton Ave., 314-531-0080, stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/parks), a greenhouse open year-round that offers a poinsettia show in winter and a lush backdrop for weddings throughout the year (it was also a key part of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie). In the summer,
The Muny (1 Theatre, 314-361-1900, muny.org) stages family-friendly musicals, and if you plan ahead, you can grab free seats in the back. Also be sure to check out bird and nature walks via
Forest Park Forever (314-367-7275, forestparkforever.org) and the cultural attractions of the Zoo-Museum District.