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Recommended Trips for Thursday

Transportation

Uber and Lyft are the best and most affordable transportation options from the DoubleTree . 

We encourage sharing a vehicle with friends wishing to visit the same locations to save cost. 

Top Golf

Individual bays can be reserved up to 14 days in advance.

Walk-ins welcome although there may be a wait.

16851 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles (approximately 6 minutes)

Hours: 9:00a - 11:00p 

Contact: (636) 898-8044

Cost: 9:00a - 12:00p | $30/hour/bay (a bay can accommodate up to 6 people)

          12:00p - 5:00p | $40/hour/bay

We’ve got a bunch of stuff that makes us golf: clubs, balls, tees, turf, a ball-picker-upper-cart thing, etc. We also have a whole bunch of stuff that’s not golf: loud music, giant targets, giant TVs, and a hand-crafted food & beverage menu.

Put all these things under one roof, and you’ve got yourself a good time. So consider this your formal invitation to grab the fam, a few friends, or some coworkers and Come Play Around.

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Tapawingo National Golf Club

Booking only available up to 7 days in advance

Cost: 9 holes | $35 

          18 holes | $67 

13001 Gary Player Dr, St. Louis, MO 63127

Distance from hotel: 17.3 miles (approx. 24 minutes)

Contact: (636) 349-3100

Ladies and/or Seniors (60+): 9 holes | $30

                                                      18 holes | $48

Welcome to Tapawingo National Golf Club where rivers, lakes and hardwood forests provide the ultimate golf experience for players of all skill levels. Tapawingo’s 27 holes were designed by World Golf Hall of Famer, Gary Player.

Mr. Player won 9 major Golf championships in his career; and is one of 5 men to win professional golf’s Grand Slam.

The Boccardi family took over ownership of Tapawingo in 2013. They recognize the need for Tapawingo to be one of the finest golf facilities in the St. Louis region. Moreover, Joe Boccardi’s restaurant at Tapawingo offers food and beverage services for golfers & customers alike.

Chicken n Pickle

1500 S. Main St. St. Charles, MO 63303

Distance from hotel: 15 miles (approximately 21 minutes)

Hours: Property 8:00a - 11:00p | Restaurant 11:00a - 10:00p | Bar 11:00a - 11:00p

Contact: (636) 229-9700

Cost: Indoor $20/hr | Outdoor $10/hr | Paddle rental $4 | Pickleball $3.50

Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor family entertainment complex that includes a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar, pickleball courts and professional instruction, space for live entertainment, a variety of yard games and space to lounge outdoors with (or without) your dog. Each venue offers indoor and outdoor space for public and private parties and hosts an impressive schedule of events including concerts, charitable fundraisers, watch parties and more.

It is a warm and welcoming environment that brings together people of all ages. People from all over the community can engage in the joy of being human.

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Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Walk ups are welcome but buying tickets in advance is encouraged.

Admission: $8 general admission

Seniors (65+): $5 

15050 Faust Pk Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Distance from hotel: 2.3 miles (approximately 7 minutes)

Hours: 9:00a - 4:00p

Contact: (314) 577-0888

Children (3 - 12): $5

Children 2 and under: Free

The Butterfly House is home to over 60 tropical butterfly species and over 150 tropical plants, in our enclosed 8,000 square foot Tropical Conservatory.  This breath-taking garden habitat, combined with the beauty of the butterflies, is the heart of the Butterfly House. 

Named in honor of Sophia M. Sachs, the widow of Sam Sachs, founder of Sachs Electric Co., and mother-in-law to developer Louis Sachs.  Louis was known as the "Father of Modern Chesterfield".

The Butterfly House became the first facility dedicated to insects to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in 2003.

Grant's Farm

No need to reserve tickets if you are not driving your own vehicle.

7385 Grant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123

Distance from hotel: 19.5 miles (approximately 28 minutes)

Hours: Summer hours will be posted when made available

Contact: (314) 843-1700

Cost: Free admission | $16 to park if driving your own vehicle 

Parking spot reservations may not be available until Spring 2024.

A visit to Grant’s Farm begins with a tram ride through our Deer Park, where you can see a variety of our bovine and other four-legged friends. Then, you’ll be dropped off at the Tier Garten where you can enjoy the petting zoo area – featuring our famous baby goat bottle-feeding – carousel rides, food and vending in the Bauernhof Courtyard, and of course, free beer tasting.

Keeping in the Busch family tradition, we encourage our guests to interact with all our animal residents, expert staff, and enjoy a memorable experience with their friends and loved ones.

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Saint Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 (Located in Forest Park)

Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles (approximately 23 minutes)

Hours: 10:00a – 5:00p

Contact: (314) 721-0072

Cost: Free admission | No tickets necessary

The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879, at the close of a decade that saw the establishment of art museums in great cities across the eastern half of the United States.

 

This Museum’s comprehensive collections bear witness to the inspirational and educational goals to which its founder aspired and the moral and democratic imperatives he embraced. What began as a collection of assorted plaster casts, electrotype reproductions, and other examples of good design in various media rapidly gave way to a great and varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents.

 

Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind.

Saint Louis Zoo

1 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110 (Located in Forest Park)

Distance from hotel: 16.9 miles (approximately 20 minutes)

Hours: 8:00a – 5:00p

Contact: (314) 781-0900

Cost: Free admission | No tickets necessary

There's more to the Zoo's beginning than the 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage. The Zoo's beginning was made official with the formation of the Zoological Society of St. Louis in 1910.

 

George Vierheller, the Zoo's first director, set out to attract international attention to the Saint Louis Zoo through the animal shows, newsreels and more. That tradition has continued throughout the Zoo's history, with animal stars and Zoo staff alike garnering worldwide acclaim.

 

The 1970s to the present represents a great time of change for the Zoo, maybe the greatest in our history. This era gave us a campaign to gain tax support from the city and county residents, award-winning exhibit renovations and unprecedented growth in the Zoo's education and conservation efforts.

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Multiple tour options available.

1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Distance from hotel: 22.9 miles (approximately 32 minutes)

Hours: 11:00a - 5:00p 

Contact: (314) 577-2626

Tours: Day Fresh Tour (1.25 hours) | $15 

Clydesdale VIP Experience (1 hour) | $30

Beermaster Tour (2 hours) | $40

Finisher Tour (1 hour) | $20 

Opened in the 1850s, St. Louis is our flagship brewery, the headquarters of Anheuser-Busch and the Home of Budweiser. The brewery is remarkable for its beautiful interior and has been offering tours to the public since the 1890s. It is our hub for innovation brewing over 30 of our brands, like beloved favorites Budweiser and Michelob ULTRA.

Explore our campus, visit the Clydesdales, and even taste beer straight from the finishing cellars. Choose from a variety of experiences, customized to fit your interests and timeframe.

St. Charles Main Street

520 N Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301

(Address of The Foundry Art Centre at the North end of St. Charles Main Street)

Distance from hotel: 20 miles (approximately 26 minutes)

Hours: Store and restaurant hours vary

Contact Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau: (636) 946-7776 

Early explorers and pioneers made St. Charles their place of choice for shopping in the 19th century. Today, you can walk those same brick-lined streets, along the Nationally Registered Historic District, and shop in those same buildings. You will find unique specialty items, home accessories, jewelry, and many other one-of-a-kind gifts rather than pelts and barrels of nails. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or just want to treat yourself to something special, there's something on Main Street to suit every taste.

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St. Louis Premium Outlets

18521 Outlet Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Distance from hotel: 6.2 miles (approximately 10 minutes)

Hours: 11:00a – 7:00p

Contact: (314) 399-8163

Shop more than 90 designer and name brand outlet stores including adidas, Coach, kate spade new york, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Sunglass Hut, Under Armour and Vera Bradley. Enjoy exceptional brands at extraordinary savings of 25 - 65% every day for shopping that's always worth the trip.

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