Beating the winter cold is unavoidable when you live this close to a river. Here are three places nearby that offer fun, indoor activities while your bones thaw from Old Man Winter.
Home to the world’s largest chess piece, The World Chess Hall of Fame offers more than just a tour about the history of chess. The current exhibit, Ladies’ Knight: A Female Perspective on Chess, doubles as an art exhibit featuring pieces created by Yoko Ono; Sophie Matisse, Henri Matisse’s great granddaughter; Barbara Kruger; Jennifer Shahade; Goshka Macuga; Diana Thater; Rachel Whiteread; Crystal Fischetti; Debbie Han; Daniela Raytchev and Yuko Suga. Admission is free to the public. For more information about the World Chess Hall of Fame and their current or upcoming exhibits please visit WorldChessHOF.org.
2. Take some free yoga classes at Lulu Lemon on Saturdays
Every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. LuluLemon at the Maryland Plaza hosts a free community yoga session. Bring your mat, a water bottle and friend to these classes that are open to all levels of yogis. Classes are spotlighted by local instructors and are sometimes accompanied with live music! For more information about classes follow LuluLemon Athletica St. Louis on Facebook.
3. Hit up Orbit Pinball, St. Louis’ highest-rated arcade bar on Yelp
St. Louis’ top-ranked arcade bar on Yelp, located in Maplewood, features a large selection of vintage pinball and skee ball machines. Order food from any nearby restaurants and it can be delivered right to the bar. Some of their decorations even include vintage, backlit, wall-mounted pinball machine faces that the owner refurbished himself. Join a Skee ball league and play teams every Monday. Registration costs $10 per person. For more information on Orbit’s hours of operation visit the Orbit Pinball Lounge Facebook page. For more information on their Skee Ball League visit the Orbit Skeeball League Facebook page.