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2016 Summer Fun Guide

How to embrace the warm weather in St. Louis

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Whether you prefer an old-school malt from Crown Candy Kitchen or a sci-fi creation from Ices Plain and Fancy, St. Louis has many exceptional places to get your frozen fix. more

Dining

Steve Henry, author of ‘60 Hikes Within 60 Miles,’ on some oft-overlooked spots more

Outdoors

Plus, three St. Louis chefs recommend their favorite alfresco dining spots. more

Best

Go east bound for some new outdoor spots. more

Travel

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Photo courtesy of Six Flags St. Louis

Cool off at these water parks, swimming pools, and beaches (yes, beaches). more

Health

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Illustration by Elias Stein

Matt Peterson, owner of River City Washers, shares tips on how to excel at St. Louis’ favorite tailgating game. more

Sports

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Photo by Kelsey Mizeur

There are dizzying heights aplenty—via ziplining, skydiving, and more—if you know where to look. more

Health

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Illustration by Elias Stein

Chesterfield resident Zack Buck, who was featured on the Discovery Channel’s "Naked and Afraid" last year, suggests these essentials for a relaxing weekend of camping. more

Travel

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Why should the pros have all the fun? There are plenty of nearby spots where weekend warriors can shine. more

Sports

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Photograph by LeeAnn Gomes, courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden

You probably won’t go to a free outdoor concert every single day this summer—but you could if you wanted. more

Music

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Photo by Jason Deem

St. Louis is a festival town, with events that speak to everyone’s interests: art, food, music, world cultures… more

Fairs and Festivals

Pack these books from local authors in your travel bag. more

Literature

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Photo by Byron Kerman

When food trucks congregate, the result is more choice. more

Dining

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Courtesy of Bonne Terre Mine

When visiting a park or pool is out of the question, head to these spots instead. more

Family

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Illustration by Elias Stein

Pick up some key items from these St. Louis spots for a memorable outing. more

Dining

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Illustration by Elias Stein

Frontyard Features operations manager David Smith provides some helpful tips. more

Movie Reviews