Well, all the ice has disappeared from the rivers, and the daffodils have established themselves along the banks, letting you know that spring is definitely here. If you are heading to the Lou for Easter, here are some suggestion for the weekend.
Come check out a different kind of Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 16th at the St. Louis Zoo. This time it’s the Zoo’s residents that hunt for eggs and enjoy special Easter treats while visitors watch their escapades. Activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Pere Marquette Lodge along the Illinois River in the state park north of the city will hosts an egg hunt on Easter Sunday from 12 to 2. Easter brunch is also available at the lodge for $28.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 4 to 11.
St Louis’ popular children’s museum, Magic House, is taking a page from the White House and hosting an Easter Egg Roll on the Monday after Easter. Children will compete to see who can roll eggs with large spoons over the finish line on the front lawn of the museum in Kirkwood. Other activities include egg decorating, storytelling and a visit from the Easter Bunny. All activities are included in the $11 admission fee.
But hey, there is no reason why the kids get to have all the fun. Adults can head out to Forrest Park for an after-dark egg hunt. There will be 1,000 plastic eggs hidden around the park grounds, with special prizes such as gift certificates, coupons, treats, and cash. Adult beverages will also be available. The event kicks off the evening of April 15th at 6:30 p.m. with the hunt commencing at 7 p.m. Kirkwood Park will be having their own adult egg hunt on Friday night with music starting at 7:30 p.m.
There is no question that St. Louis knows how to do a Sunday brunch. Few meals compete with brunch at the Ritz-Carleton or the Four Seasons any Sunday. But at Easter time, some of St. Louis’ finest institutions get in on the fun.
Saint Louis Zoo Breakfast with the Bunny. Get an early start with breakfast at the St. Louis Zoo on the 15th at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. While there, you can take advantage of the petting zoo, and the kids can handle real rabbits.
Riverboat Cruise. What could be finer than enjoying a gourmet buffet while cruising down the Mississippi on the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher? Join this St Louis tradition for the annual Easter brunch cruise while enjoying live Dixieland music and spectacular views of the downtown.
The Missouri Botanical Garden. You can feast on the buffet at the restaurant, Sassafras, at three seating’s starting at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $29.95 for adults and only $14.95 for children ages 5 through 12. Entrance to the gardens is included in the price of the buffet.
Missouri History Museum. The museum’s Bixby restaurant always has an excellent Sunday brunch with champagne. The Bixby’s is located on the second floor, offering panoramic views of Forest Park. The cost is $36 for adults and only $16 for children ages four to ten.
Many of these events have limited seating so call ahead to make your reservations as soon as possible. If you are flying in for the holiday to Lambert International Airport, take advantage of our St Louis airport shuttle to get you in and out of town on time, stress-free. We also offer you limousine service to get you around St. Louis. Our professional chauffeurs can also take you to all the different events happening around the city while you enjoy the sights.
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