Judy Garland’s pitch-perfect call to “Meet Me in St. Louis” always plucked at your heart strings. You’ve envisioned yourself beneath that iconic silver arch at sundown, watching shades of coral bounce off its smooth curves and back into the atmosphere. Yes, the Gateway City is your kind of playground. You have deep admiration for all things cosmopolitan, yet your love of whimsy is always tapping you on the shoulder.
A visit to Chesterfield, just 20 miles west of St. Louis, will appeal to each of your unique desires. Here, it’s just as easy to get swept up in a rush of retail therapy as it is to feel the wind whisper past your ear as you examine plants in a tropical conservatory with childlike wonder. Perhaps you’ll witness the opening of an orchid in all its intimacy and splendor. Retreat to Chesterfield, MO hotels at the end of your day, and your well-worn feet with find the respite they so deserve.
Slip into one of the best Chesterfield rental cars, and soon you’re navigating your way to the Butterfly House. More than 60 winged species call this sanctuary in Faust Park their home. Meander through tropical plants and listen to the soothing symphony of fluttering wings. If you’re just still enough, one of your Technicolor friends may heed the invitation and perch itself on your shoulder.
Nearby, the St. Louis Carousel charms kids of all ages, and you’ll be no exception. Climb aboard a hand-painted steed and clutch its golden reins. Soon you’ll be watching the faces of other passengers fill with glee and letting the peaceful innocence of your youth wash over you, renewed, if only for a few precious minutes. At the end of your day of exploration, hotels in Chesterfield, MO welcome you home. Linger at the hotel bar until last call, and you may just hear a tale or two from the friendly bartender.
Your retreat in St. Louis County couldn’t come soon enough. Get swept away in The Lou, then rest easy at Travelocity hotels near Chesterfield, MO, including hotels in St. Louis.