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Romantic Spots to Take Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, but these romantic spots around town can be filed away for any weekend of the year.

Take in the riverfront and indulge in fresh, authentic Italian cuisine at Cielo on top of The Four Seasons. Follow it up with a sultry, sexy show at Jazz at the Bistro or snuggling on the comfy couches at the Moolah.

[central west end]
Pretend you just stepped off the streets of Paris at Brasserie. Start with a bottle of French wine and a cheese plate, move on to a bistro steak and end with profiteroles. Head to the Chase for a cocktail at Chaser’s Lounge, followed by a movie in the hotel’s boutique cinema.

Warm up with a cuppa and a massive scone with clotted cream at The London Tea Room. Head to Missouri Botanical Garden, where winter brings a unique beauty to the landscape. And don’t miss a stroll in the Climatron, where it’s always hot and humid and brimming with lush, tropical plants.

You don’t have to travel to Napa to experience beautiful wineries and award-winning wines. Take your sweetheart for a weekend exploring Augusta’s wine trail, making sure to schedule stops at Mount Pleasant Winery and Chandler Hill Vineyards for their yummy food and breathtaking views.

Either hit the trail at Castlewood State Park, where beautiful views from the bluffs overlooking the Meramec River reward trailblazers, or visit the Butterfly House for a colorful treat. Follow it up with a hearty lunch in one of the snugs at Annie Gunn’s.

[university city]
Options are endless at the Delmar Loop. Enjoy pizza and vino at Pi, followed by chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot. From there, head to Blueberry Hill for darts and beer, The Moonrise for cocktails and views of the city, or The Pin-Up Bowl for a little competitive fun.