Three Fun Ideas for a Cold St. Louis Winter

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It’s that time of year where I hate the fact that I live in St. Louis. The weather stinks, and it gets dark at 5 p.m. There are not a lot of things that I love to do this time of year. It becomes nearly impossible to take a run outside after work or school. Life goes from spending time at the lake on the weekends, soaking up the sunshine, to a blah boring winter. So here are three ideas that might get you through the next few months:

The St. Louis Arch is a great destination for the winter months. Photo courtesy of Jeff Hancock.

Take a trip to the Arch! It’s fun if you’ve never visited before; and even if you have, the restaurants downtown are always fun and yummy, and it’s something to do to get out of the house.

Go to a club on a Friday night. No, I’m not a clubber, but Club 15 is supposed to be a lot of fun, and the food at the restaurant is awesome.

Go eat dessert at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar. Yes, they have chocolate martinis, but I’m all about the banana split! Dress up and have  a fun night out on the town.

  • “This is my personal favorite thing to do in St. Louis when it’s winter,” said Samantha Keller, senior communication major, who loves going to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar. She went on to say how she loves the cinnamon ice cream, and the white chocolate martini is her favorite thing on the menu.

So dress up, go out, eat something delicious, and burn off a few calories dancing at the club or walk around the landing by the Arch. Most importantly, get out of the house! Go have some fun. You’ve got about five more months until it warms up and stays light long enough to take a run in the park.

Jeff is a student at Maryville University, located outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He finished his associates degree at St. Louis Community College in 2011. His anticipated graduation from Maryville is May 2013. He will have completed his B.A. in Strategic Communication. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge and skills, such as, advertising, writing, social media and marketing to the exciting field of communication. He has been employed at Jefferson Bank and Trust since May of 2008 as a teller and received a promotion December of 2012 as a Personal Banker. Jeff has also been an active volunteer at Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) since 2008. EAT's purpose is to provide horsemanship experiences to persons with mental, physical, and psychological disabilities in order to enhance the quality and productivity of their lives. In his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending weekends at the lake or at his family farm with his grandparents. He is also an avid gardener and raises chickens as a hobby and has a love for photography.