Spring and fall are delightful times to visit the Gateway City. Temperatures ranging from the 50s to 70s F make it pleasant to explore the outdoor attractions at Forest Park
—without the crowds, to boot. The Missouri Botanical Garden
is at its best at these times of year, too. Spring flowers are abloom during the garden’s Chinese Cultural Days in May, and the garden is ablaze in fall colors when it hosts the annual Best of Missouri Market in October. Be sure to pack a coat and umbrella, especially in the spring when sudden rainstorms can catch you by surprise. Some tourist attractions (such as Grant's Farm
and City Museum
) still reduce their hours this time of year, so check before heading out the hotel door. Despite the limited hours and potential threat of rain, we consider this the best time to visit St. Louis if you don't have to worry about school schedules.