Its hard to decide who has it better: those who live the small-town life, with the fresh air and the constant contact with nature, or the metropolitan dwellers, who have easy access to cultural institutions and international foods. Get a taste of both locales this weekend, and see how satisfying they can be during the Lafayette Square House & Garden Tour
and the Hermann Garden Tours & Plant Sale
. These events take place on Saturday and Sunday (June 2 and 3), and each offers up a unique glimpse at life, either within the city limits or in the countryside. The Lafayette Square self-guided tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $15 to $18 at 314-772-5724; visit www.lafayettesquare.org
for more information. And in Hermann youll hand over $8 at the German School (East Fourth and Schiller streets; 800-932-8687 or www.hermannmo.info
); tours run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.