Perfect Summers at the Grand Basin

Visiting Saint Louis this summer? Here’s what you have some fun in the sun without burning a hole in your pocket.

I am going to share some posts on how you can ideally plan out a few days’ worth of tour in summer.

Let’s start with one of my personal favorites: The Grand Basin

The Grand Basin is located in the heart of the city at Forest Park. Its fountains and promenades are a beautiful sight to behold on a bright, summer day. The Art Museum is only a short walk from the basin.

How to get there: You can take the eastbound/westbound metro to Forest Park Station and walk a short distance through the scenic Forest Park area. The metro connects major parts of the city and you can hop on it right at the airport.

Added bonus: Take the Forest Park trolley for an entire tour, it covers places like the Art Museum, History Museum, The Muny and the Science Center, and then you can decide where you want to go and explore next. It arrives at the metrolink station every 15-20 minutes and operates through the summer.

I will let you figure out the Grand Basin through these pictures.

You can explore the entire region walking, chasing after your excited pet, play sports, take yoga lessons or practice tai-chi, opt for pedal boating if you are feeling extra energetic or just lay back and have a picnic.

As the sun sets, you can stroll around to the Boathouse, order some beer and deep fried onion rings and enjoy the view with your new feathered friends.

The Boathouse is a casual restaurant just off the Basin. They host live bands on Fridays and couple it with appetizers and Happy Hours!

If you have any questions about all that you can do here, shoot me an e-mail and I would be happy to reply.

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