13 Creative Date Ideas in St. Louis (2024)


Event venues on Peerspace typically cost between $50 — $350 per hour.

In search of the best date ideas St. Louis has to offer? How about enjoying your own private game, meeting 100 new species of animals, or running around first base during a live Cardinals game?

Learn more about these ideas and a handful of others in our guide on the best date ideas in St. Louis! We’ll pair some of these ideas with exciting event venue rentals that you can book through Peerspace. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals and makes it easy to uncover and book unique spaces in St. Louis and across the globe.

So now, without further ado, here are our favorite date ideas in St. Louis!

1. Live out your future dreams together in a gorgeous St. Louis home

Gorgeous St. Louis Home - Open Space, Hardwood Floors
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Wherever you and your partner imagine yourselves in 10 years — you can live that life today! Let all your dreams come true on a super special date in a stunning Peerspace venue. Peerspace is the world’s largest online marketplace for event venues and offers gorgeous homes and unique spaces for all your date ideas in St. Louis!

For example, how about renting out this gorgeous St. Louis home in the West End for a few hours with your SO to enjoy the best city views and live out your future dreams! It boasts exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, a modern open floor plan, and plenty of gorgeous decorative touches.

2. Smell the roses at Tower Grove Park

Did you know Tower Grove Park is the best-preserved 19th-century garden park in the country? The garden boasts 7 miles of trails with gorgeous buildings, flowers, gates, and plants in every direction. It’s also right next to the Missouri Botanical Garden if you and your date can’t get enough of the beautiful natural landscapes in Cincinnati!

3. Challenge your date to a giant game of chess

You don’t have to be a chess aficionado to enjoy a game of giant chess! The World Chess Hall of Fame features a chess board outside with giant pieces that, to be quite honest, are fun to move around and play with even if you don’t know much about the game. The museum also offers great exhibitions, where you can learn more about the game, and even features tournaments so you can learn by watching! 

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4. Dine on toasted ravioli

Indoor Photoshoot Locations in St. Louis
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Toasted ravioli is a St. Louis classic! This deep-fried delight was created in the city and is easy to come by in The Hill, St. Louis’ Italian neighborhood. If you and your date are already familiar with the dish, now it’s time to try and make your own!

Rent an awesome Peerspace with a fabulous kitchen like this one, and get to cooking in the kitchen. The best part is — you don’t even have to clean up the house before your date comes over. Your Peerspace venue will be sparkling clean and ready for you when you arrive!

Take it from a Peerspace reviewer who’s already spent time in this amazing loft: “This loft is breath taking! So gorgeous. Tons of natural light. The kitchen had everything you could need and more. Everything was clean and Jenna was accommodating”

5. Spend the day in Forest Park

Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in America and offers plenty of date ideas all in one spot! The park is home to the Missouri History Museum, Science Center, and the Steinberg Skating Rink. There is also Ant Hill, which is the perfect spot for a picnic with a view and you can rent a paddle boat to explore the waters after lunch! 

6. Feast on treats at the Soulard Farmers Market

If you are looking for date ideas in St. Louis before heading to the park, consider checking out the Soulard Farmers Market. It’s one of the oldest markets in the Midwest and with over 150 stalls, you are sure to find some amazing treats that you can share later, during your picnic in the park!

7. Enjoy some tunes at the National Blues Museum

Not only is the National Blues Museum wonderful to wander around as one of your date ideas in St. Louis— but you can also enjoy live music at the museum! Check out their website for a full calendar of events and jam sessions you can enjoy with your SO.

8. Invite your four-legged third-wheel along

Stunning Patio Bar and Restaurant in Soulard!
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There is no one who will be more excited to third-wheel on a date night than your dog! Invite Fido along to an awesome dog-friendly date at this stunning patio bar and restaurant in Soulard. This Peerspace includes an awesome dog-friendly patio space that you, your date, and your doggo will love. Especially since it has heating and air conditioning, keeping you comfortable year-round!

9. Check out Grant’s Farm

The former home of Ulysses S. Grant is now owned by the Busch Family (ya, the beer-brewing ones!) and is home to more than 900 animals. Grant’s Farm features lemurs, kangaroos, buffalos, camels, ostriches— and of course, the Budweiser Clydesdales! It’s a super fun date idea St. Louis couples can enjoy — and it features some pretty cool history of the former president too!

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10. Attend a show at the Fox

Attending a show at the five-story high Fabulous Fox Theater is a must-do date idea in St. Louis! The theater itself is a marvel but the shows are just as stunning! Even if you and your date aren’t really into traditional theater performances, you’re sure to find a show you love here. The Fabulous Fox offers music, comedy, holiday, and theater performances.  

11. Attend a Cardinals game

Attending a Cardinals game in person is a pretty amazing St. Louis experience. However, if you don’t want to shell out the big bucks on a ticket — consider watching from across the street at Busch Stadium! The Ballpark Village allows you to sit on the old stadium’s diamond to watch the game, run bases, and spend time with other Cardinals fans and your SO — for free!

12. Rent your own game room basement

Stranger Things Party Ideas
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Go big or go home with your date ideas in St. Louis. For the biggest and best date idea — rent a home with its own basement game room! This peaceful large home in Ballwin comes with a basement filled with fun activities, like billiards, air hockey, and two TVs. The home also has a music room with a piano, in case you want to serenade your date after a few rounds of pool!

13. Make a splash with a private pool party

Eclectic Ranch with Saltwater Pool/Patio
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Invite your date to this eclectic ranch with a patio and saltwater pool in Ballwin and enjoy an afternoon filled with swimming and living the good life. This beautiful home also boasts a sunken living room, a modern kitchen, and a wood-burning fireplace. Imagine all of the fun you two can have playing house here!

Date ideas in St. Louis: conclusion

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We hope these date ideas in St. Louis have you psyched as you plan that special day out with someone special. And remember, for a unique, private, and personalized experience, book a party venue rental through Peerspace so that you have access to a stylish and well-equipped space to call your own for a few hours.

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