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Taking the day off. What should I do?

Taking the day off. What should I do?

julieannie

I do love the art museum on Fridays. When I have days off I actually like to hit all the Forest Park museums. You could rent a kayak at the boathouse. Visit the botanical gardens. Go to Shaw Nature Preserve. Rent a bike if you don’t have one and ride the Katy Trail or around Forest Park (also by way of the boathouse). When was the last time you went to the Arch? Find weekday breakfast places and dine there- I did Egg recently.


SewCarrieous

Thanks! I’d feel a little silly renting a kayak by myself but ima add that to my list of Date ideas if I ever get one. Ha! Is our egg related to the egg in portland or??


JailhouseMamaJackson

Why silly? Solo kayaking is much more enjoyable than doing it with a partner, imo.


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marshall_law_7

You're thinking of canoeing like on the Little Mermaid. Unless crabs are singing love songs, kayaking by yourself is great.


julieannie

Oh no, kayaks are wet and messy, not dateworthy. Do those paddleboats on a date. Kayaks are great to just put some headphones in and jam while you investigate all the little nooks and crannies and stare at art hill with the fountains blowing water on you.


SewCarrieous

Ooooooh I was confused! Maybe I will try that:)


cardprop

Lamieur sculptor park, botanical garden, lunch and cocktails in Soulard or any of our great restaurants, spend the day in the CWE chess hall of fame etc, grab a scooter around LafayettePark and ride around looking at all the architecture of the homes. In my opinion it’s the most beautiful neighborhood in the Lou.


PedroHin

Art Museum. Get a map & cross out the permanent exhibits you visited; Keep it in the car for next time.


SewCarrieous

Good idea thanks homie


TimmyV90

Go over to Alton/Grafton and go to Pierre Marquette or take a drive down the river road.


BoilThem_MashThem

This was going to be my suggestion! Whenever I take a weekday off I go hiking at Pierre Marquette, then stop by the Loading Doc!


cyberwav

music exhibit in the history museum


TitShark

And the blues museum on Washington


SewCarrieous

Ooooh didn’t know that was a thing


Mobeer

Balloon Glow tonight in Forest Park.


BoilThem_MashThem

The balloons are setting up now! So you could even go see them before the glow!


JailhouseMamaJackson

Ooh this honestly sounds cooler than seeing them up in the air! Thanks for this!


SewCarrieous

Thanks for the reminder!! Hampton ave always gets so jacked on this day


Vortextacy

Any suggestions for parking nearby? Paid parking is fine


peterpeterllini

Take a trip to The Hill for some gioias and to see the fountain / walk around down there. Especially on a gorgeous day like today.


SewCarrieous

I kinda live on the hill or near to it anyway but what fountain are you referring to?? I do want to take the dogs to carondelet park and walk around the fountain …


peterpeterllini

Oh haha well maybe not then. The marble fountain ⛲️ in front of St. Ambrose!


TimmyV90

The Piazza Imo!


peterpeterllini

Yesss thank you i couldn’t think of the name haha.


TimmyV90

No worries! It’s really a great oasis on the hill.


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I think gioias is overrated and prefer and recommend almost every other sandwich shop down there


peterpeterllini

Really? I like it. Others you’d recommend? They do have huge slices of salami so that can be a turn off.


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Everywhere else really, gioas is like the mainstream maroon 5 of sandwiches in the hood. Off top of my head is vivianos, mama tascanos, adrianas, eovaldies, joe fazzis But tastes are tastes man I’m meaning no disrespect. I also don’t care for a salami only sandwich


TimmyV90

IMO The thing I like about Gioia's is you can add whatever to the sandwich. The other places don't give you the options Gioias does. But you can't get a muffalatta at Gioias! I do perfer a Mom's Deli (Off Jamison) sandwich though.


Affectionate_Ninja48

Not true, Eovaldis let's folks add or subtract sandwich ingredients too.


TimmyV90

I’ll have to try them again. Last time I went (pre-covid) I didn’t remember getting options.


Affectionate_Ninja48

Yeah, we go there like once a month. If you tell them you'd like it to be a little different, they seem happy to do it.


TimmyV90

Oh very nice! I’ll try them again


bUrNtKoOlAiD

Adriana's is tasty but damn if they're not the least bang for your buck in terms of food quantity/cost. Also, if I go in there one more time and they're still using styrofoam go-cups I think I'll stroke out. But then I'm a nature lover.


bplipschitz

Let me know when you're going, because if you stroke out in line ahead of me, that means I get one spot closer to getting my order in!


bUrNtKoOlAiD

The way the line moves there sometimes I could theoretically save you 10 or 15 minutes easy!


mtoomtoo

Haven’t been to Adriana’s in forever. Is she still working the register? Get the Mary with a side of red sauce. So good!


Affectionate_Ninja48

Seconding Eovaldis, my fave place in the hill for a sammich.


bplipschitz

Adriana's. Need to go there next week.


toastdispatch

I love Gioias for what they do, best hot salami sandwiches around. The Hill is full of great sandwich shops, Joe Fazzi's and Southwest market are both delicious.


JailhouseMamaJackson

How do you even order it? I went and got this and then was like, wait I’m supposed to pick my own toppings? Isn’t there a way that the shop is supposed to think is best? Haha it just didn’t compute for me. I ordered what I thought would work. I was wildly disappointed and haven’t been back.


specs123

Hot salami AND beef, on garlic cheese bread, onions, mustard, Mayo - fucking lit. Enough calories for a whole day, but I can eat half at lunch and the other half at dinner so it works out.


toastdispatch

Get the Italian trio on garlic bread, you won't be disappointed!


MarsJohnTravolta

MOM'S DELI


TigerMcPherson

I went downtown to union station and hit The Wheel and it was really cool, tbh. The place itself, with mini golf, the aquarium, etc.. is a fun and strange experience. Like being a tourist in your own city.


SewCarrieous

Been there and did that except the wheel. I can’t hang with heights


baeb66

It's a beautiful day. Go walk around the Botanical Gardens and go get lunch at Lona's Lil Eats or Union Loafers. Alternatively, grab your bike and head out to the Katy Trail in Defiance.


bUrNtKoOlAiD

Agreed. Weather's too perfect to spend the day in a museum.


MonkeyCatDog

Our hooky Fridays have usually been seeing one of the special exhibits at the Science Center or Art Museum. Then going to one of the local breweries, like UCB or Rockwell for a late lunch.


lamplamp3

If you’re up for a hike, you could drive to one of Missouri’s newest state parks(I believe the newest) Don Robinson State Park. Great hikes there


ClaySteele

Moms Deli for lunch… I moved to Baltimore last year. I miss it so much :(


SewCarrieous

It’s the best!


beebz10

Mom's deli is great but have you tried Le Grand's? So many options too.


SewCarrieous

Yes. I get my steaks there- or at least I did before going vegetarian


beebz10

Gotcha, don't have many recomendations for you there. If one of your field trip fridays ever involves the kiddo I suggest the Butterfly House in Chesterfield. They just started letting people release a butterfly on it's first flight for $5. My daughter loved that experience so we did it twice. Then the carousel of course!


MarsJohnTravolta

Absolutely LOVE Mom's Deli.


HeegeMcGee

I'm digging these suggestions to get lunch somewhere fresh. Helps to know that you're from The Hill. Botanical garden for a morning walk? Have you been to a record store lately? It's New Music Friday! I like Euclid in webster, record exchange on hampton, and in spite of all its flaws, Vintage Vinyl on the loop. Oh man, speaking of the loop: it always has a tourist vibe, which may or may not be your jam. But it also has bubble tea and buskers. We got some nice coffee for coffee snobs, too. Like Sump, or blueprint. Like, if it's your day off, treat yourself to a mom&pop and something roasted this week. Live music is picking back up. You should be able to find a patio beer [edit: Or mocktail!] and someone picking jazz / blues / bad 90s covers somewhere. [e]Just saw that you're not drinking alcohol - we got fancy rootbeer, and several places that make damn good icecream! Do you creative? Do your creative thing in a public space. Happy friday, neighbor. :)


eraptor1

Everything I would suggest has been said, but just wanted to say I love everything about this post and I hope you enjoy all your Friday’s coming up. 🙌🏻


whypiewhy

Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park is super chill. Starts at 4.


SewCarrieous

Oh shit thank you!! I’ve only been to one this year. Can you remind me how late it goes?


whypiewhy

7:30. Also, it turns out, it starts at 3:30.


SewCarrieous

Oh nice! Maybe I can go before gym then


runtrirun68

If you like cats and/or coffee, go to Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe on Cherokee. You can get some good coffee and play with cats for an hour. It’s very therapeutic!


SewCarrieous

Very allergic to cats but thank you :)


MarsJohnTravolta

Grant's Farm is starting a Halloween show.


crazyashley1

Art Hill is doing the Balloon Lights and Race tonight.


SewCarrieous

The race is tomorrow, innit?


crazyashley1

I read today in a couple sources, and it's listed as a 2 day event in others. The glow is definitely today, tho.


SewCarrieous

Usually the glow is Friday night and the races Saturday. I live down the street from forest park and can see them from my house ❤️


crazyashley1

>I live down the street from forest park and can see them from my house ❤️ You're a lucky bastard and I'm jealous, you know. Forest Park area is so pretty.


AllowishusDevedander

It's back at central fields, not art hill.


2wheeljunkie

Get baked and go to Lone Elk.


marshall_law_7

Take the kid to the zoo! Have you seen the new lemur exhibit? Totally not busy Friday pm as I have done the same. Have fun!


SewCarrieous

She says no:(. Maybe I’ll Go By myself next Friday! Good Idea thanks :)


utnapishtim

Since you're taking multiple Fridays off, maybe head down to the Landing on one of them and go to the wax museum. It's a real hoot, especially if you like horror movies and guessing whether that's supposed to be Woody Allen or Carl Sagan.


SewCarrieous

Hahaha i should huh? I’ve been past it so many times but never once went in!


utnapishtim

I have been multiple times, and I love it.


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It’s a beautiful day - enjoy!


WOMBOT2

Go out for lunch and then take a long walk around Forrest park .


omnenomnom

I think the balloon glow is tonight. Can see if anyone is setting up.


acatwithajob

If I have a weekday to myself, it usually results in thrifting and visits to vintage stores like Green Shag.


daGOAT_SMOKEHEAVY

Definitely botanical gardens


LickyBoy

Go to Monks Mound and the museum down the street.


nooksauce

I usually like to fish at Forest park or kayaking at Creve Coueur lake


Fearfighter2

Go biking or hiking


bonum_mane

Adriana's on the hill is one of my favorite lunch spots, then art museum or the zoo. Lots to do around Forest Park as well!


Volkditty

St Louis Symphony Orchestra used to do a Friday morning "Coffee and Concert" series...cheap tickets, Q&A with the musicians afterward, etc...not sure if that's still a thing.


An8thOfFeanor

Tonight is the opening night of the Greentree festival in Kirkwood


jcrckstdy

https://old.reddit.com/r/StLouis/comments/pnf9mc/weekly_events_thread_91321_91921/ lots of friday events


Joshiewowa

If you want a new hobby, try climbing! Plenty of gyms in the area no matter where you are.


SewCarrieous

Not interesting in cutting my finger nails off and callusing up my fingertips. I lift weights 5 nights a week and yoga on Saturdays I have seen some very hot men into it tho. Can I be a spectator? Lol


Joshiewowa

Hah! I personally never mind spectators. Though...there is a pattern of spectators getting convinced to climb lol.


FreddySprocketooth

Paddle boarding at Creve Coeur lake


lucky1397

The history museum I went recently and the suffrage and music special exhibitions are great if you like learning about real St Louis history


SewCarrieous

That’s where I went!!


OkCardiologist2765

I was in St. Louis last Friday and I really loved the city. I’ll do a post of pictures and things I did in 48 hrs I really enjoyed the city.


SewCarrieous

Please do! Glad you enjoyed your time here ❤️


bananabunnythesecond

Take the most massive poop in a Home Depot!


SewCarrieous

Hhhahaha no thanks


damurph1914

In the display toilet.


wackyzebra43

And tell anyone while walking in that you're "about to blow this up"


RageAgainstTheSurge

Doesn't some place in our area have an Oktoberfest this weekend? I know [St. Charles Oktoberfest](https://saintcharlesoktoberfest.com/) is next weekend. [Soulard Oktoberfest](http://soulard-oktoberfest.com/) is in three weeks. But I though I saw someone talk about there being another one in our area this weekend. UPDATE: It's in [Belleville](https://bellevilleoktoberfest.com/). *Gemütlichkeit!*


SewCarrieous

I don’t drink tho


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Play Skyrim


SewCarrieous

-_-


Not-In-Denial

Walk around Main Street st Charles, I buy hot sauces and spices from shops out there, fun to walk around during the day and just pop in since it isn’t busy when people are working. If you wanna stay in St. Louis, Roadcrew is an awesome coffee shop to chill at and City Park Grill up the street has some amazing food I never hear anyone talk about. A true gem.


Boostless

I always do the Art Museum when I play hooky-makes me feel like Ferris.


Aromatic-Proof-5251

Go get a tattoo at All Star Tattoo


Lizzards76

Belleville , Octoberfest


Joyjmb

Balloon Glow is tonight, though, so get into Forest Park RIGHT NOW.


SewCarrieous

Hahaha ikr. Hampton will be a parking lot starting now


bplipschitz

Go sailing with a friend -- perfect day for it.


SewCarrieous

Friend??


bplipschitz

Surely you have friends. Who knows, one might even actually own a sailboat!


SewCarrieous

Yknow I’ve actually been kinda sore I’ve never had a boyfriend with a boat.


bplipschitz

There's sailboat racing this Sunday at Creve Coeur Lake. Sometimes folks are looking for crew. Just sayin'.


SewCarrieous

O rly? 🤔


bplipschitz

Yep, they have races like almost every other Sunday. There's one this weekend, in two weeks, and the 24th of October.