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Spring Break Bucket List
15 March 2019
March has indeed come in like a lion and looks to go out like a lamb! Spending your spring break in St. Louis? We’ve put together a few ideas for both indoor and outdoor fun in the coming weeks.
- What’s more St. Louis than the Gateway Arch? (That’s a rhetorical question, mind you.) Put the ultimate STL bucket list item on your spring break bucket list – a trip to Gateway Arch National Park! Go on a jaunt through the newly renovated park grounds, explore the brand-new Museum at the Gateway Arch (which is free to all!) and take the infamous Tram Ride to the Top. (Be sure to get your tram tickets in advance online.)
- Transport yourself to an exotic hideaway within the Missouri Botanical Garden at the Orchid Show, where hundreds of dazzling orchids will be on display in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. It’s safe to say you’ve haven’t seen a tropical urban oasis like this one. Showing through March 24. Free for Garden members and their children; $5 per person in addition to regular Garden admission.
- It’s been 50 years since the release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road – and the Fox Theatre is marking the occasion with the one-night only show “The Best of Abbey Road Live!” by RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles on Sunday, March 24. The greatest hits of John, Paul, George and Ringo will come alive with mind-blowing performances that are sure to rock the house. Tickets are available online.
- Experience a storied St. Louis tradition! The luck of the Irish takes over the streets of St. Louis’ Dogtown neighborhood on Sunday, March 17 at the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After the parade wraps, the Dogtown Irish Festival will kick off, where you can enjoy food, drink as well as live music and much more.
- The World Chess Hall of Fame in the Central West End not only boasts the world’s largest chess piece, but it also offers special programming and features exhibits such as U.S. Chess: 80 Years – Promoting the Royal Game in America. Discover through audio, video, photographs and never-before-exhibited artifacts the mission of U.S. Chess and how the organization empowers people, enriches lives and enhances communities through chess. Free and open to the public.