Tyler Pearl, Turret staff writer
There is a lot to do in the summer in St. Louis. People can go on trips, amusement parks, zoos, casinos, baseball games, museums, concerts, festivals, fairs and even get a job. St. Louis has a lot to offer. It is the Gateway State for a reason because it is a passage for new experiences.
During the summer the water parks and amusement parks open their doors back up after a harsh winter. They’re usually filled with new people from other cities and countries, but some are local. Six Flags will have their doors open until later fall and their tickets this year are $56.99 a day and season passes for $61.99. They even offer jobs to high school students who are looking for some quick cash. The water parks usually have teenagers hired as life guards but they must be 15 or older to apply and complete a CPR and lifeguard class.
For the young and old the Saint Louis Zoo is one option to look at the rare animals. St. Louis also has a number of local museums for people that want to learn new things and expand their mind. The St. Louis Art Museum and The St. Louis History Museum are located at Forrest Park. Catching a Cardinals’ game is also a great family activity. For those that are old enough, St. Louis has a number of casinos across the city where people can try to win money.
During the summer, St. Louis also hosts several live events. The Muny will run seven plays running through the summer including “Billy Elliot: The Musical” playing June 16-22, “Tarzan” from June 25- July 2, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: The Broadway Musical” from July 7-13, “The Adams Family” from July 14-20, “Seussical” from July 22-28, “Grease” from July 31- August 8, and “Hello, Dolly!” from August 11- 17. There will also be multiple concerts by famous musicians like Cher, Styx & Foreigner, the 104.1 Super Jam: Kendrick Lamar, Juicy J & K. Michelle, Motley Crue & Alice Cooper, Skrillex, Toby Keith, Miley Cyrus, Future, and The Rat Pack is Back! The opportunity to win free tickets from local radio DJs is also possible for some of these concerts.
These are just a few of the things people can do in St. Louis this summer.