Vacation planning almost always revolves around the time of year you want to travel. Some areas are best visited in the summer or winter because they have the best seasonal activities for those times of the year. The best time to visit St. Louis is spring and fall due to the milder temperatures and attractions that are favorites during those seasons. Here are a few reasons for each.

Things to Do in St. Louis in the Spring

Springtime in St. Louis is when the lush green carpet in America fills out, and the splashes of colorful flowers grow above it. April and May in St. Louis are not yet warm enough to be uncomfortable for some people, but the flowers are blooming, and the scent of new things growing is in the air.

One of the favorite spring attractions in St. Louis is Grant’s Farm. Initially owned by Ulysses S. Grant, this farm has a petting zoo, shows about and with animals, and has lots of exotic animals on display. Six Flags St. Louis is also a must-see if you have the kids with you. This family fun park opens mid-May with its full schedule and has some of the best rides and activities in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Zoo is also a favorite. In the spring, they present a sea lion show that will thrill all ages. And don’t forget the Gateway Arch! In addition to visiting the arch monument, you can take a riverboat cruise on the Mighty Mississippi and view it from the water.

Things to Do in St. Louis in the Fall

Autumn is always a magical time in the Midwest United States, and St. Louis is on the top of many people’s visit list. Again, the temperatures are very mild, but there is less rainfall in the fall, making the air a little drier and more pleasant.

The Apple Fest at Eckert’s is a lot of fun for the whole family. Eckert’s is a fabulous day trip, from wagon rides and children’s attractions to live music and food. Another excellent day trip is Brookdale Farms, which has a pumpkin patch and hayrides available. And don’t miss the Corn Maze! With a whopping 17 acres of winding and twisting paths, this is a favorite of visitors for fall fun.

Other activities include a river cruise, Halloween parties, and haunted house tours, and Big Muddy Adventures, which offers paddleboat tours of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

While you’re here, make sure you book a vacation rental at JZ Vacation Rentals. We know St. Louis and can help you find fun activities for the whole family!