The Midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri is rich with pioneer history, has strong musical roots and of course, boasts the Gateway Arch. The small but, charming city has many ideal spots for a romantic date. Whether strolling along the riverfront or dancing to live music at one of St. Louis's hot spots, you'll find several places to romance your special someone in the city.
Enjoy old-world Italian cuisine in the historic Hill neighborhood of St. Louise. Attractive sculptures, art and intimate and elegant tables create an old-world atmosphere that make this restaurant an elegant place for any date. With menu selections of fresh fish, veal, beef, lamb, chicken, and homemade pasta, Sicilian chef Dominic Galati is sure to prepare something you and your date will talk about long after the valet brings your car around.
Take your date on a romantic stroll the Citygarden, a sculpture and botanical garden in the heart of the city. The garden is full of modern art sculptures from artists all over the world. Many of the sculptures are very quirky and will no doubt inspire plenty of conversation between you and your date. After your stroll, enjoy a lunch at the Terrace View restaurant which is adjacent to the park. The Terrace View serves Italian favorites such as pastas and pizzas.
Take your date on a romantic river boat ride in the evening down the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch Riverfront operates several boat tours throughout the day. A Skyline Dinner Cruise includes an upscale dinner, live jazz musicians and uninterrupted views of the St. Louis skyline. You can request to include in your dinner a bottle of wine or champagne and hors d'oeuvres. The cruise departs nightly from the Gateway Arch Riverboat Docks at 7 p.m. as of February 2011. Reservations are required.
Take your special someone on a romantic picnic on Art Hill, located in Forest Park. The sprawling Art Hill is a part of the St. Louis Art Museum and is an ideal spot to spread out your blanket and to watch the sunset. You can also take a paddle boat ride in Grand Basin at the bottom of the hill. If it's winter, instead of a picnic, sled down Art Hill, or hold hands while attempting to ice skate.
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