When to Go
As is true in many Midwestern cities, winter temperatures can dip into the single digits, while summer temperatures sometimes soar past 100 degrees. If extreme temperatures bother you, plan to visit St. Louis in April, May, September, or October.
The city’s vibe is downright joyous in spring months, when people say goodbye to winter and make haste to St. Louis’s many parks. In the fall, the tree-lined streets are awash in red and gold. If you don’t mind some heat, pack plenty of shorts and sundresses and experience summer in St. Louis.
The only time to avoid St. Louis is in the dead of winter: Freezing temperatures and icy roads can easily turn a fascinating city into a frustrating one.
© Brooke S. Foster from Moon St. Louis, 1st Edition