Things to Do in Chesterfield, MO

Go shopping, head outdoors, dine delicious and cool off the kids.

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This quiet, picturesque city of 48,000 residents is a thriving residential and business community with a lot of things for people to do. Plus whenever you want a big-city experience, downtown St. Louis is only 20 minutes away along Interstate 64.

Tap Your Toes

Enjoy outdoor music in Chesterfield at the annual Sounds of Summer Concert Series, hosted by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years. The series occurs at Faust Park on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings from June through August, and past acts included Billy Peek, Trilogy, Spectrum and Volcanic Ash.

Shop ‘Til You Stop

A massive retail area in the city is Chesterfield Commons, with Walmart, Best Buy, Target and The Home Depot among its more than 130 stores, plus the open-air retail center has about 35 restaurants. Also serving residents in the region are Chesterfield Mall (pictured), St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Prestige Outlets.

Enjoy Wine and Music

Combining great music, wine and food is the family-friendly Chesterfield Wine & Jazz Festival, a daylong event that occurs every June at Chesterfield Amphitheater. The free festival celebrates St. Louis as the true birthplace of jazz by showcasing the best in contemporary, straight-ahead and fusion jazz, and the celebration is also known for selling an array of wines from across the state.

Cool Off the Kids

Located in Central Park, Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center is an excellent summer getaway with a 25-yard pool along with a lazy river, splash pad for toddlers, two large flume slides and a leisure pool complete with a play structure. And speaking of water, Central Park houses a 7.5-acre lake for swimming, boating and fishing.

Breathe Fresh Air

Spend a couple hours at Faust Park, an ideal getaway for walking, cycling and even fishing. The 200-acre refuge has attractions like a 1920s-era St. Louis Carousel, Thornhill Estate, Faust Historic Village and The Butterfly House. As for the City of Chesterfield itself, it has more than 20 miles of running, walking and biking trails, including a wooded Riparian Trail that meanders along Chesterfield Creek through the heart of the city.

Go Driving

The club scene is alive and well in Chesterfield, with top-notch golf venues like The Landings at Spirit Golf Club, a public facility that spans 6,700 yards for a par of 71. Private courses in Chesterfield include Forest Hills Country Club that stretches 6,743 yards and plays as a par 72, and Forest Hills also has a nine-hole venue that measures 1,866 yards and is a par 30. Another private course in Chesterfield is a nine-hole Four Seasons Country Club that opened in 1962 and plays as a par 35.

Chow Down

Chesterfield has numerous independent restaurants, and many have received dining awards. Satchmo’s Bar & Grill has some of the best burgers in the city, while the menu at EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery features items like duck tacos, bison meatloaf and Chardonnay-seared scallops. Other popular hotspots for residents and visitors are Annie Gunn’s, Kimcheese, Original Pancake House, Stoney Creek Steakhouse, Vito’s in the Valley, Walnut Grill, YaYa’s Euro Bistro and Yori Korean Restaurant.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years. He was previously an editor for a small-town newspaper for ... more
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