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7 Best Ice Rinks in St. Louis

Winter. Some people try to pretend it doesn’t exist by staying inside, bundled up in blankets as much as possible until Spring comes, but for us it means the return of one of our favorite wintertime activities: ice skating. We couldn’t just pick our Top 5, so we compiled a slightly longer list of our

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Top 5 Bakeries Around St. Louis

The best bakeries around St. Louis are guaranteed bragging rights for their buttery breads and impeccable pastries. They each have unparalleled creativity when it comes to design, presentation and most importantly, taste. And when you’re looking for that scrumptious dessert spread at your next celebration, you turn to your trusted local bakeries to put their

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Top 5 Coffee Shops Around St. Louis

With the crisp fall chill filling the air, there’s nothing better than grabbing a steamy hot cup-o-joe from one of your local St. Louis area coffee shops. From sustainably sourced beans to pour-over demonstrations, open mic nights and more, the coffee shop scene around our city is extensive and enticing! Sometimes, your neighborhood Starbucks, Bread

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The Top 5 Candy Stores in St. Louis

Candy is everywhere during the holiday season, especially beginning around Halloween when it practically becomes its own food group. It’s piled high in pantries, waiting patiently to be devoured. It’s poured out of plastic pumpkin buckets onto the kitchen table where kids barter and trade for their favorites. Or it’s in that decorative dish on

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Top 5 Haunted Houses in St. Louis

You know it’s the fall season when by day, you plop the kids in the Radio Flyer to wheel them around the pumpkin patch in matching knit sweaters and by night, you ditch your caramel apple image of autumn to willingly enter a haunted house where fog machines conceal creepy characters just out of sight.

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54 Halloween Jokes for Trick or Treating

Use these spooky jokes for trick or treating on Halloween! Jokes for trick or treating in St. Louis is totally serious. If you’re a local kid and you don’t have a Halloween-themed joke prepared when your neighbor answers the door, don’t expect to score a full-sized candy bar. St. Louis is one of the only

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Top 5 Pumpkin Patches to Visit around St. Louis

Somewhere in the middle of a patch packed with people is a plump pumpkin waiting to be hand-picked by you and your family. This particular pumpkin is patiently waiting to be painted, carved, decorated and placed on your front porch where it will glow in all its Halloween glory. You’re in luck, because pumpkin patches

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Top 5 Family-Friendly Patios for Fall in St. Louis

Another long, sweltering hot summer in the Lou is making us desperate for autumn’s cool embrace. The scenery of this season and the flavors of fall are well worth the wait! St. Louis’ weather is by all means unpredictable, as we still crank up the AC for that occasional 90 degree October day. Yet, it

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Summer at The Magic House

The Heat is on! The start of summer is always an exciting time for kids. School’s out! It’s a wonderful feeling of freedom. But for parents, the heat is on to find fun, affordable, educational outings for their kids. Like all parents, I feel the heat, and am always looking to avoid the “Mom…I’m Bored”

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Kansas City, here we come!

Some of the best family memories are made in ‘faraway places’. Just as thousands come to St. Louis to explore what we have to offer, we took an Amtrak train to the other side of the state to visit KC. Kansas City, here we come! How do we get there? This was the easiest decision

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How to make the most of Six Flags St. Louis

One of our favorite destinations to visit during the summer is Six Flags St. Louis! We honestly can’t count how many times we’ve been there since they opened in 1971, but with new rides, attractions, and surprises every year, we’re always thrilled with our day at the park. We’ve learned a lot over the years

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10 things to do on a rainy St. Louis day

“Rain, rain. Go away. Come again another day.” No matter how loud and often you sing it, sometimes the wet stuff just won’t stop. But being cooped up in the house with bored kids is not an option any mom wants to take, so we’ve compiled a list of great activities that get you and

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