Urban Escape (with Free Attractions!)

Escape from the city without even leaving it. Central West End/Forest Park, larger than NYC’s Central Park, was created for the 1904 World’s Fair. Central West End/Forest Park blends natural beauty with world-class cultural attractions, and many of them are free, including the St. Louis Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the St. Louis Art Museum. Work up a sweat on one of the many walking, running and biking trails that weave throughout the park, or kick back and enjoy a show at The Muny, the country’s largest outdoor theater. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to get away or a fun place to bring the family, Central West End/Forest Park is sure to deliver.