Family Fun, Food, and Fashion: 10 To See & Do In St. Louis | Thriftanista in the City


Family Fun, Food, and Fashion: 10 To See & Do In St. Louis

This is the last week of school for Violet so I'm in planning mode for our summer family adventure. I would love for us to take a road trip and explore St. Louis. I want a trip that we can all enjoy with activities for Violet and maybe squeeze in some me time too. After all, I made it through kindergartener drama and homework too!

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What I don't want to see is Violet staring at her phone all summer long. She can't make or receive calls on her phone but she can play games and watch 1087676688 toy unboxing videos on Youtube if I let her. Since that's not going to happen, I have small adventures and events planned.

St. Louis tops my list as a road trip destination. The city offers so much in the way of family fun, food, and a little bit of fashion. Here what's on my must see and do list:

Butterfly House - walk through a thousand live tropical butterflies flying freely in a glass conservatory.

Laumeier Sculpture Park - living laboratory where artists and audiences explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural environment.

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Little Black Dress Event - explores the subject of mourning, as well as the transition of black from a symbol of grief to a symbol of high fashion.

Magic House - a children's museum with hands-on learning experiences that encourages experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.

National Blues Museum - explores the Blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. 

10 must see and do in st. louis

Six Flags St. Louis - roller coasters, family rides and attractions for all ages.

Grant Farm's Food Truck Fridays - food, live music, goat feeding, carousel rides, camel rides and more!

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard - over 80 years in business selling delicious frozen treats.

What is vacation without a little shopping. Thrift shopping, of course. I'm especially interested in checking out these unique shopping experience in St. Louis.

Goodwill St. Louis - it's not a real vacation until I've visited the local Goodwill. It's one of the ways I connect to a city.

Miki's Closet by Scholarshop - upscale boutique on wheels that supports St. Louis area students through The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis.

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A vacation is always better when it's free. That's why I'm entering the Funnest Family Sweepstakes and I encourage you  to enter too. Share a fun family photo on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and you could win a 2-night stay at a St. Louis area hotel, tickets to several St. Louis attractions for the whole family, plus a $50 visa gift card. 

Ends June 30, 2016. Visit Funnest Family Sweepstakes page for more details.

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