Excursions

There will be a variety of Day Excursions during HiBearNation 23: A Bearytale Fantasy. Click on the headings below to jump to excursion descriptions of what we have planned for you! More events will be added in the coming months.

FOOD TOURS

This year, we are proud to collaborate with EAT St. Louis Food Tours for food tours in two popular St. Louis neighborhoods: The Hill and Historic Soulard.

Taste of the Hill Food Tour
Saturday Nov 4th, 2017 — 11:00AM-2:00PM

This is the food tour for lovers of Italian food! On this walking tour you will be introduced to hidden gems in St. Louis’ largest Italian neighborhood on a tour of The Hill neighborhood. During this walking tour, experience 7+ tastings of St. Louis’ iconic Italian food scene. Step back in time and discover the life of an Italian immigrant in St. Louis, experienced through historical and architectural stops.

Historic Soulard Food Tour
Sunday, Nov 5th, 2017 — 1:00PM-4:00PM

On this walking tour, sample the fun and fare of one of St. Louis’ unique historical areas when you tour the eclectic and amazing Soulard neighborhood. Enjoy Soulard’s European-inspired architecture and a variety of restaurants/pubs at the heart of St. Louis’ Mardi Gras Celebration. You will experience 11+ tastings, bites and sips, varying from Mexicali street food to the St. Louis Gerber and craft beers. You’ll also learn the colorful history of the Soulard Market, and enjoy the area’s history and architectural styling of the unique row houses and flounder houses.

Each Food Tour excursion is an add-on event for $53 and includes your Ticket and Bus Transportation to/from the tour starting point. Click here to purchase your ticket to the food tours. Maximum of 20 attendees per tour. For more information about this exciting event, visit eatsaintlouis.com

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FOREST PARK

Forest Park is a jewel in St. Louis’s crown and during Saturday afternoon of HiBearNation 23, we are offering you a chance to experience some of our city’s greatest cultural treasures within this 1,371-acre, 141-year-old park. Famed as the site of the historic 1904 World’s Fair, Forest Park boasts many beloved attractions such as the Saint Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum.

Recently ranked as the “#1 Zoo” and named the “Best Free Attraction” in the nation by the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards contest, the Saint Louis Zoo has been renowned for its beautiful naturalistic exhibits and for its diverse collection of animals from the major continents and biomes of the world. Visit stlzoo.org to learn more.

One of the last architectural structures still standing from the 1904 World’s Fair, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Visit slam.org to learn more.

The City of St. Louis prides itself on making these institutions accessible to the general public, and as such admission to both the Zoo and Art Museum is FREE!  NOTE: Special exhibits are at an extra cost.

Bus Transportation from the Host Hotel will be provided to and from a drop-off point in walking distance to both attractions for attendees with a Run Pass. More details to come! For more information on Forest Park and its diverse attractions, visit forestparkforever.org.

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