February 12, 2022

Date Ideas in the St. Louis Area You Can Do at the Last Minute [PHOTOS]

Whether it's a holiday dedicated to love or just a promised night out on the town, everyone slips up from time to time on scheduling a date. But luckily, St. Louis is full of spots where you can come through at the last minute.

Here's a small roundup of what St. Louis can offer you and your loved one.

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Picnic on Art Hill
Art Hill isn’t just good for sledding. Hit up a shady spot under one of its trees or bask in the sunlight.
Photo credit: Jeff Geerling
Picnic on Art Hill

Art Hill isn’t just good for sledding. Hit up a shady spot under one of its trees or bask in the sunlight.

Photo credit: Jeff Geerling
Hit The St. Louis Wheel
(201 S 18th Street, 314-923-3960)
The St. Louis Wheel lets you see the city from above and is surrounded by Union Station and the Aquarium. It’s a way to make a day out of a date. 
Photo credit: Courtesy St. Louis Union Station
Hit The St. Louis Wheel
(201 S 18th Street, 314-923-3960)
The St. Louis Wheel lets you see the city from above and is surrounded by Union Station and the Aquarium. It’s a way to make a day out of a date.


Photo credit: Courtesy St. Louis Union Station
Go sightseeing in Forest Park
(5595 Grand Drive)
Forest Park is full of beauty, and you can kick back with your date in so many different spots. Visit the World’s Fair Pavilion, the Jewel Box or the Boathouse as a jumping off point.
See more ideas for Forest Park  here.
Photo credit: Erin McAfee
Go sightseeing in Forest Park
(5595 Grand Drive)

Forest Park is full of beauty, and you can kick back with your date in so many different spots. Visit the World’s Fair Pavilion, the Jewel Box or the Boathouse as a jumping off point.

See more ideas for Forest Park here.

Photo credit: Erin McAfee
Throw it back with The Thaxton Speakeasy
(1009 Olive Street)
Find the password to get into the lounge and impress your date. Make sure you check their hours on  Instagram, as well as getting the password before taking your date out.  
Photo credit: Flickr / @jdicksonphotos
Throw it back with The Thaxton Speakeasy
(1009 Olive Street)
Find the password to get into the lounge and impress your date. Make sure you check their hours on Instagram, as well as getting the password before taking your date out.

Photo credit: Flickr / @jdicksonphotos
Hike around St. Louis
Powder Valley, Castlewood Park and Laumeier Sculpture park are all great places to start.
Photo credit: Doyle Murphy
Hike around St. Louis

Powder Valley, Castlewood Park and Laumeier Sculpture park are all great places to start.

Photo credit: Doyle Murphy
Visit an art museum
St. Louis has been blessed with two great art museums: the Contemporary Art Museum (3750 Washington Avenue, 314-535-4660) and Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive, 314-721-0072). Both are free to attend and can entertain for hours.
Photo credit: Flickr / Paul Sableman
Visit an art museum

St. Louis has been blessed with two great art museums: the Contemporary Art Museum (3750 Washington Avenue, 314-535-4660) and Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive, 314-721-0072). Both are free to attend and can entertain for hours.

Photo credit: Flickr / Paul Sableman
Show off your sense of humor at Helium Comedy Club
(1151 St Louis Galleria Street, 314-727-1260)
Most people want a sense of humor in their partners, so why not test it out at Helium? 
Show times are listed on their  website.
Photo credit: Holly Ravazzolo
Show off your sense of humor at Helium Comedy Club

(1151 St Louis Galleria Street, 314-727-1260)
Most people want a sense of humor in their partners, so why not test it out at Helium?

Show times are listed on their website.

Photo credit: Holly Ravazzolo
Challenge your date to a board game at Pieces
(1535 S 8th Street, 314-230-5184)
Pieces has a plethora of board games and plenty of alcohol to keep you hydrated on your mission to purchase property on New York Avenue in a game of Monopoly. They also have food. 
Photo credit: Courtesy of Pieces
Challenge your date to a board game at Pieces

(1535 S 8th Street, 314-230-5184)

Pieces has a plethora of board games and plenty of alcohol to keep you hydrated on your mission to purchase property on New York Avenue in a game of Monopoly. They also have food.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Pieces
Drive around and sample the best donut shops
Donut Drive-In, Old Town Donuts and Pharoah’s Donuts are all a good place to start. 
Photo credit: Andy Paulissen
Drive around and sample the best donut shops
Donut Drive-In, Old Town Donuts and Pharoah’s Donuts are all a good place to start.

Photo credit: Andy Paulissen
Paddle your heart out at one of the many lakes we have.
Forest Park and Creve Coeur Lake both offer paddle boats in the warmer months. 
Photo credit: Erin McAfee
Paddle your heart out at one of the many lakes we have.

Forest Park and Creve Coeur Lake both offer paddle boats in the warmer months.

Photo credit: Erin McAfee