Spend Spring Break Exploring St. Louis!
There’s a meme going around that goes, “They lied. My kids are not a pleasure to have in class.” The kids have endured a lot with remote learning and the general being-cooped-up-ness, so treat them (and yourself) and break out in St. Louis during Spring Break.
We are safely open, and there is much to do. Start off by booking a night or five at one of our fabulous hotels. There are so many great deals and options for every budget. Here’s our full list of hotels – and might we suggest splurging on a suite? But no matter where you land, the change of scenery will do all ages well.
Here are just a few ideas once you’re here. We strongly recommend checking out the places you want to go in advance to understand what their COVID policies are, followed by making reservations in advance (usually required). Then, mask up and have fun!
Kids of All Ages
The Saint Louis Zoo is an outdoor activity for all kids. The Zooline Railroad is especially fun for the little ones. A ticket comes with on/off privileges. It’s usually a little on the cool side in March, and that makes our penguins, sea lions, and polar bear all the more playful. Walk Laumeier Sculpture Park and see some eye-popping imaginative outdoor art – plus in March it features Van McElwee: Time Fork, an augmented reality environment that’s interactive and totally cool. Forest Park has gone through great improvements over the years and just walking around the 1,300 acres exploring the landscapes and ecosystems will enliven all the senses.
Union Station is on your must-visit list. The Grand Hall lounge offers a 3D light show, and just outside is our new 200-foot-high Ferris wheel (“The St. Louis Wheel”) where you can put your pod in a pod (gondola) and float up to the best view of the city. Have the kids burn off some pent-up energy on the cool three-story Ropes Course, then deep dive into the new St. Louis Aquarium.
Wander through 79 acres of lush gardens, landscape architecture, beautiful fountains, greenhouses and conservatories with the entire family at one of the coolest gardens in the country. At Spring time, many of Missouri Botanical Garden’s most popular plants are in bloom including cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils, dogwoods, peonies, redbuds, azaleas, and more.
… And kids of all ages like to eat! Our restaurants are at 50 percent capacity and ready to serve up those toasted ravs, our special “St. Louis–style” pizza, gooey butter cake, and of course our Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Just a few especially kid-popular ones include Crown Candy, Fitz’s, the Fountain on Locust, the Parkmoor in Webster Groves, and of course anything on “the Hill,” our Italian neighborhood. Also, check out the unique shops on the Delmar Loop and know our malls and outlet malls are open.
The Magic House is hosting the delightful Dinosaur Train traveling exhibit in addition to all the other interactive displays. Starting March 15, hours will be extended. All ages will enjoy a romp through Citygarden and grabbing a bite at one of the food trucks on site. Check out more for Little Kids!
30 minutes southwest of downtown is Six Flags St. Louis. For the first time in years the park will open in March just in time for spring break. While the Saint Louis Science Center is always a good bet, it’s even better in March because of Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, the largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Check out more for Big Kids!
Teens & Tweens
The National Blues Museum is as entertaining as it is educational, offering high-impact interactive experiences that show how the blues influenced all music, including rap and rock. And the Adventure Valley Zip Line is great for the kids who need adventure (and your need to tire them out). Check out more for Teens & Tweens!
These are just a few ideas. St. Louis is a fast-paced, fun-filled, ever-changing place, so check out explorestlouis.com before coming. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just a couple of hours’ drive away, you’ll want to spend Spring Break in St. Louis so you can rediscover it all!
Spring Break in St. Louis Special Offers
The Aloft is Swinging Into Spring with fabulous offers for travelers visiting in March and April. Spring is the season to warm up by a cozy firepit on the hotels Backyard. Check out the first and only Aloft in St. Louis! We will see you soon!
The Angad Arts Hotel is offering two Spring Break Packages. Enjoy the freedom of a much needed break with a nearby escape to St. Louis with Freedom is Closer than you Think. Residents of Missouri and Illinois can enjoy up to 15% off the best flexible rate and complimentary self-parking for one vehicle. Or satisfy your wanderlust with Green with Luck, an exclusive offer for The Angad’s past guests. Get 21% off your stay, a $21 food & beverage credit and complimentary self-parking.
Best Western St Louis Airport North Hotel is featuring the Bed, Breakfast and Bonus Rewards package with overnight Accommodations for 2, breakfast for 2, 12 pm check out and 2,000 extra bonus points for each night with Best Western Rewards.
The Clayton Plaza Hotel is offering 15% off the best flex rate for visitors coming in to visit the Zoo and Forest Park.
Drury Hotels welcomes Spring Breakers! Whether you are visiting from out of town or enjoying a STL Staycation, Drury Hotels would love to host your getaway! Enjoy a 20% discount for all St. Louis area Drury Hotels, rates are available now. At all hotels, enjoy a free hot breakfast and free evening cocktails and hot food. Travel Happy with Drury Hotels!
The Element has Sprung in to Spring with inviting offers for travelers visiting in March and April. Spring is the welcoming season to get outside and enjoy the cool, crisp weather and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the hotels Bikes to Borrow® program. Check out complimentary bikes and tour the great city of St. Louis. Drive by the historical St. Louis University, jump on the 5.7 mile Forest Park Wheels Path, head down to the Arch grounds and jump onto the Great Rivers Greenway all the way up to the Chain of Rocks Bridge along the Mississippi River. Come ride with us!
Four Season Hotel St. Louis features the St. Louis Getaway package including self parking, 15% discount off best available rate, and a one category room upgrade. This is available for 2 night stays and must be booked 48 hours prior to arrival.
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is offering three special promotions during Spring Break in St. Louis. The 360 Experience features overnight accommodations and a $50 credit to 360 St. Louis, the premier rooftop restaurant and bar in downtown St. Louis. The Staycation Discount offers 15% off overnight accommodations and breakfast for two (2). Or you can Park & Stay with overnight accommodations and complimentary self-parking in the heart of everything downtown St. Louis has to offer.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis Airport – Maryland Heights is offering a 12% discount for your Spring Break stay in St. Louis. This brand new hotel is taking reservations for dates beginning March 26th.
Dine, Decompress & Dream at Hotel Saint Louis. The package includes a $60.00 credit to the spa and a $30.00 food & beverage credit to be used at Union 30 Restaurant.
Live! by Loews – St. Louis invites you to take a road trip for the perfect getaway. Book your stay and receive daily parking, a daily $25.00 Food & Beverage credit, and best of all late check out. Room upgrade may also be available based on availability.
The Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton is offering a special spring break package that includes 20% off their best available rate.
Enjoy Spring Break in the Heart of St. Louis at OYO Hotel St. Louis Downtown City Center with free self-parking, room upgrade (based on availability) and late checkout (based on availability).
The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis is offering a special Staycation package that beckons you to rediscover local. Escape the chaos and connect with the energy of St. Louis with a relaxing getaway featuring complimentary hotel parking and complimentary breakfast for two to be enjoyed via in-room dining.
Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel is offering the Westport Social Getaway Package includes 25 USD Westport Social gift card, Grab and Go breakfast and late check out 1 pm. Gift card has no cash value, for guaranteed seating and reservations please contact Westport Social.
The Hampton Inn St. Louis Downtown at the Gateway Arch is offering a spring break in St. Louis special including an upgrade to an Arch View Room plus discounted overnight parking of $15.00.
The Challenger Learning Center is hosting week-long virtual spring break camps for 3rd-8th graders. Ground Control Camp is geared at grades 3-5 while the Spring Breaker Maker Camp is perfect for the 6th-8th graders.
Don’t Miss The Magic House‘s brand new experience Springtime Magic. They have debuted Bunny Town, the newest outdoor experience featuring spring inspired art, bunny games and trike rides through floral fun. Throughout the month of March, families will enjoy expanded hours plus added outdoor experiences, including the opportunity to visit the Bunny!
The National Museum of Transportation is discounting “The Family Package” when purchased in advance. Receive 2 adult admissions, 2 child admissions, 4 miniature train rides and a $15 gift shop card for $34.50 (normally $69). Purchase through 4/30/2021. No pass expiration date.
Visit Springtime Village 2021 at Purina Farms to celebrate the arrival of Spring with this socially-distant event taking place March 26-28.! Here’s your chance to drive through our rolling hills enjoying eggcellent activities, roving entertainers and saying hi to a variety of animals along the way.
Be the first to experience the Gateway to thrill as Six Flags St. Louis kicks off their 50th season on March 20th. Their one day ticket offers are as low as $24.99, during Spring Break.
Experience Luau in the Lou at St. Louis Union Station during Spring Break. Visitors will experience daily Fire and Light Shows, games, unique photo opportunities on the Purina Performance Plaza, Ice Cream Socials brought to you by the St. Louis Soda Fountain and Clementines Creamery, attraction and hotel package deals starting at $120 and more.
The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch 2021 cruise season opens on Saturday, March 13 with the St. Louis Riverfront Cruise. The spring cruise schedule – which also includes the Skyline Dinner Cruise, Sunday Brunch Cruise, Arch View Lunch Cruise, Decked Out Divas and Blues Cruise, along with outdoor, dockside events – creates the perfect opportunity for friends and family to create lasting memories.