4 Things to Do in St. Louis This Fall

We are so lucky to live in a world where there is an October. October is a month of transition and change, with hundreds of fun and festive things to do throughout the country. If you’re like me and not from St. Louis, you’re probably looking for some activities and events to get in the fall spirit. Check out my top 4 favorites (in no particular order)!


The Darkness Haunted House

Darkness is consistently ranked as one of the best haunted houses in the nation by USA Today. Although the line is typically long because it attracts so many visitors, it is most definitely worth the wait. Located in Soulard, this haunted house is the place to be if you are looking to be spooked this season.



Oktoberfest is a German celebration lasting multiple weekends in different areas of St. Louis. These events are typically for an older crowd. The real Oktoberfest is located in Munich, Germany, but STL does a pretty good job of replicating it. Entrance into the event is free, and it is filled with good music, traditional food, and for those over 21, there are steins to purchase. Zootoberfest is another German themed celebration but it is at the Saint Louis Zoo. Families typically come where kids can play games and learn about animals, while the parents can relax and enjoy the German atmosphere.


The Gateway Arch

Basic, yes, I know, but does the view of the Arch really ever get old? Ranked as the second best national park in Missouri by All Trails, the changing of the leaves and the view of the Mississippi river when the weather is finally starting to get cold is unbeatable. Also when you’re by the arch, traveling south on Wharf Street will get you to Paint Louis, which is filled with cute graffiti art to take pictures with.


Missouri Botanical Garden

As if the Missouri Botanical Garden wasn’t enough of a sight to see, with all the leaves changing colors, it’s a must this fall season. They have an event every year closer to Halloween called Ghouls in the Garden . Children come from all over Missouri in costume to walk around the Garden and trick or treat at different themed stations. All are welcome, because we all know you never get too old for candy!