LIFESTYLE

5 Experiences to Gift You Can Only Find in Downtown St. Louis

Put down the necktie and step away from the scented candle. Instead of traditional—read: overdone, boring, expected—presents, give the gift of unique experiences this holiday season. Whether you’re imagining a romantic rendezvous, special sports surprise or family-friendly adventure, Downtown St. Louis offers plenty of giftable experiences you can’t find anywhere else.

Private Tour of Busch Stadium

Are you shopping for a Cardinals superfan? Schedule a private tour of Busch Stadium for a one-of-a-kind experience. With one hour of private access to this iconic space, the tour is a great time to take in the views of Downtown or focus on that special someone with family photos, a marriage proposal or another memory-filled experience. Use of the scoreboard is even available, or make it a meal by booking Dinner at Home Plate for a warmer month.

Luxury Grooming from Dapper Gents

From straight razor shaves to style consultations, Dapper Gents is the perfect place to send men for “an old school experience with a modern twist.” This isn’t any ordinary barber shop—it’s an all-inclusive male grooming destination. Keep it simple with a gift card, or take it up a notch with one of Dapper Gents’ Copper, Brass, or Black memberships to keep the man in your life spiffy all year-round.

Dinner and a Show at Broadway Oyster Bar

Rated the #1 restaurant in Downtown St. Louis by TripAdvisor, date night at Broadway Oyster Bar can easily include not only dinner and drinks but live music. Share one dozen Blue Point Oysters with homemade gin cocktail sauce, or try one of the eatery’s many Cajun or Creole specialities like Uncle Charlie’s Creole Jambalaya or Aunt Hallie’s Crawfish Étouffée. With musicians performing seven days per week, this evening out will be extra special—just check the venue’s calendar for upcoming performances and pick a night to go.

Romantic Staycation at St. Louis Union Station

Enjoy the relaxation of travel without the stress of airports during the holidays with a romantic staycation. With its three restaurants and stunning bar inside the Grand Hall, Downtown’s St. Louis Union Station is the perfect spot for a night away. Check out the “special offers” for meal bundles and early bird discounts.

A Day (Or Late Night) at City Museum

Rated the #1 Family Attraction in the World by Trip.com, there’s simply no other place quite like City Museum. Give the gift of tickets to light up the faces of adults and children alike. Bringing the family? Plan an afternoon at City Museum complete with kid-friendly fare from Samwiches in the City. Entertaining an older crowd? Pick a night with late hours and be sure to hit the Cabin Inn for a DJ, desserts and—of course—a full bar.