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Holiday Fun in St. Louis

Budweiser Brewery Holiday Carriage St. Louis

The Cardinals and the Gateway Arch.

Those are the only two things I knew about St. Louis, Missouri before last weekend.

Considered by many to be just another Midwestern flyover city, St. Louis has been a drive-thru destination for me for the past few years, always a good place to take a quick fifteen leg stretch on a long road trip. But this year, things were different. St. Louis no longer a pit stop, but a holiday destination. We were heading to the Gateway of the West, and we were ready to have some good ol’ fashioned Midwestern fun.

Time to get my TripAdvisor on.

Here’s a few of the St. Louis highlights we hit on our holiday travels:

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A Wonderful Midwest Weekend in Weston

Weston, Missouri is a charming historic town located just a few miles outside of the Kansas City metro area.

I first became acquainted with Weston when my family was stationed at FT Leavenworth. Seeking a running route that didn’t include outlines of the massive federal prison, I’d asked local for recommendations from my new neighbors. Weston – a neighboring community – was among the top recs by local yokels, followed by additional directions to Weston’s mouthwatering restaurants and winery to refuel following a long stretch.

While Weston is small, with a population of under 2,000 people, its historic downtown district, neighboring state park, u-pick orchards, and multiple breweries, distilleries, and wineries make it a definite must-see for anyone visiting the Kansas City area.

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