Romantic Getaway in St. Louis
A charming themed hotel, several romantic restaurants, and a number of popular date ideas give St. Louis its appeal for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
St. Louis offers many attractions for couples seeking a romantic getaway. While staying at the charming themed hotel, couples can choose from several romantic restaurants and popular date ideas, including a day trip to one of the quaint towns situated within a half hour’s drive from St. Louis.
Where to Stay in St. Louis
Chesire Lodge is a romantic hotel, which is popular for honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic getaway. The hotel offers six themed suites (with Jacuzzi tubs for two) and several additional themed rooms (without Jacuzzis). The lodge also offers romance packages, including the seasonal “Champagne and Roses” extra.
Where to Eat in St. Louis
St. Louis offers a few choice restaurants with romantic appeal, including Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, The Monarch Restaurant, and Top of the Riverfront restaurant.
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar is a romantic restaurant, popular for date nights among the locals and tourists alike. The Chocolate Bar offers over ten delectable dessert plates, including “Chocolate Inebriation,” and “Lover’s Plate.” Bailey also serves ice cream desserts, cheeses, and a number of dinner items (from pizzettas to sandwiches). The restaurant includes a full bar, with over 24 chocolate martini options, as well.
The Monarch Restaurant is a tasteful, romantic restaurant that features international cuisines, including tastes from Asia, France, and Southwest America. The restaurant is popular for its menu (which features a variety of appetizers, soups, salads and meats) and for its extensive wine list (with over 100 choices).
Top of the Riverfront
The Top of the Riverfront sits atop The Millenium Hotel in St. Louis. The rotating restaurant offers guests a 360-degree view of the city (including a phenomenal view of the Arch), making it one of St. Louis’s most romantic restaurants. The restaurant offers unique appetizers (like “Duck Tacos”) and upscale entrees, including steak, salmon, lobster and lamb.
Where to Go in the St. Louis Area
St. Louis holds a number of unique attractions popular for romantic dates:
- Laumeier Sculpture Park – an open-air museum (guests can view the artwork as they stroll along the walking trail)
- Powell Symphony Hall – the venue which hosts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
- Forest Park – an area which includes the zoo, the science center, the Boathouse Restaurant, and a theater
Additionally, two nearby towns offer romantic day trips which couples can include into their St. Louis getaway:
- Kimmswick, MO – a quaint town just 20 minutes south of St. Louis, which boasts many unique shops and restaurants
- Chesterfield, MO – a town about 30 minutes west of St. Louis, which hosts the Butterfly House (butterfly gardens and observatory) and the Carousel House (theater and 80-year old carousel)
Whether spending the weekend or staying for an extended romantic getaway, visitors will find an amorous atmosphere in the romantic restaurants and date spots that St. Louis has to offer.