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Springbreak in St. Louis

A March 2008 trip to St. Louis by pbpd81

Missouri Botanical Garden Photo, St. Louis, Missouri More Photos
Quote: A few days of spring break enjoying the sights of the big city.

Springbreak in St. Louis


St. Louis is a wonderful city with so many places and sights to see. The weather didn't cooperate with us very well, it was rainy and chilly, but we still enjoyed a few wonderful places that left us with the desire to return.

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La Quinta Inn and Suites St. Louis Westport

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La Quinta Inn and Suites St. Louis Westport Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
This hotel was a little out of the way for the Downtown area that we were planning on visiting. However the price was reasonable, $74 a night, and the neighborhood was a nice area so I had no concerns about safety. Upon arriving I noticed the hotels large front lobby also served as part of the dining area for the free continental breakfast along with outside terrace seating. Check-in was easy and went very smoothly with a courtesy, friendly clerk. A small sitting area was located near the front desk for more comfortable seating to access the wireless internet connection, available in the lobby only.Our room was on the 4th floor and after taking the elevator up we were pleased to find our roo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2008

La Quinta Inn and Suites St. Louis Westport
11805 Lackland Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63146

Located on Delmar near Forest Park, Fitz’s made for an enjoyable lunch experience. We arrived right at 11 am when they opened so the soda bottling was not running yet and it was not crowded. The menu offered a wide assortment of burgers to choose from as well as salads and other sandwiches. We ordered the Patty Melt burger which had grilled onions and house dressing served on toast with fries and a pickle spear. The burger was huge and even though it tasted excellent we were not able to finish it all. Of course we ordered the rootbeer which came in your choice of a long neck bottle or a frosted mug, now maybe it was because we thought it was made right there but we are sure it was the best rootbeer we...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2008

Fitz' Bottling Company
6605 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
+1 314 726 9555

Missouri Botanical Garden

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Missouri Botanical Garden Photo, St. Louis, Missouri
WEAR COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES! With that said this is a beautiful place to visit, even on a cool, dreary day before spring. We had intended to visit here for several years just had never found the time, so decided it would make a good spring break trip. We arrived at the entrance to find a lady who after introducing herself told us that she received several free admissions with her yearly membership and offering to give us two of them. This was wonderful as it saved the $8 entrance fee for each us and it included the orchid show that was on exhibit, which would have been an extra $3 per person. The orchid display was based on classic storybook tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Rabb...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 14, 2008

Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 577-9400