Opinions: A Paige from her book: There’s nothing to do in this town!

I can’t count the number of times I hear people say that there is nothing to do in St. Louis. With summer drawing near, people keep complaining about what a boring town we live in when in fact St. Louis is filled with fun things to do. People just never leave Eureka.
This summer St. Louis is bursting with activity.

Towards the beginning of the summer during May 19-June 10 one of my favorite activities in St. Louis will be held: The St. Louis Renaissance Faire. This event is not only education but is held in a beautiful park in Wentzville. Tickets cost $12.95 for adults and parking is free. I went to the faire two years ago, and it was truly breathtaking. The costumes are extremely intricate and the area the faire is held is rustic and makes it feel like the renaissance.

If you do not like history, there is always Missouri Botanical Garden. The botanical garden is holding an event this summer called the Lantern Festival, May 26-August 19. There will be over 26 lantern exhibits throughout the entire botanical garden. These lanterns are all traditional Chinese lanterns and will truly be stunning. Each is individually handcrafted and one of a kind. Tickets cost $22.

May 25- June 17, Forest Park will be hosting Shakespeare in the park, preforming “Othello.” The play is preformed every night expect Tuesdays and admission is free. You can bring a blanket and  picnic before the show and enjoy talented actors and a lively performance surrounded by the beauty of the park.

If art and history is not your thing, there are always Cardinal games. There are 37 Cardinal home games throughout our summer vacation. Although games can be pretty pricy, if you eat before the game and park further away those are major money savers. If you don’t mind sitting higher up, you can get tickets for about $10.

With all of the happenings this summer, it seems almost impossible to fit everything in in just three months. So before you start whining, do your research because you never know what adventures you can find in your own town.