2024 Visitors Magazine

The 2024 Discover Saint Charles Magazine has arrived!  The magazine features the people, places, and attractions that make Saint Charles unique.  Whether you’re interested in history, shopping, the arts, or gaming, there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day. 

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St. Charles Recreation & Outdoor Activities

It’s choose your own adventure time in Saint Charles, where an abundance of exciting activities means you’ll never be bored, regardless of your age or interests. 


Katy Trail

With its picturesque surroundings, the active and adventurous types can hit the scenic Katy Trail, where a 240-mile-long crushed limestone path weaves its way through Missouri. As the country’s longest continuous recreational rail trail, it’s the perfect hangout for outdoor enthusiasts.


Hiking, Biking, & Kayaking

Beyond Katy Trail, the region is home to many other trails for hiking and biking that include shorter stretches, like the 3.8-mile-long Boschert Greenway, or longer paths like the famous 8.2-mile-long Lewis and Clark Trail, revered among locals as the most scenic hike in metro St. Louis. For anyone eager to break a sweat biking in St. Charles, our bike trails offer options suitable for all levels of cyclists. 


Kayakers can enjoy nature on the Dardenne Creek Blueway. This scenic, 8.7-mile long waterway begins at Lone Wolff Park, connects to 370 Lakeside Park, and ends at Riverside Landing where the Dardenne Creek and the Mississippi River connect. The blueway is closely linked to amenities and activities at surrounding parks.


Camping & Fishing

If you’re looking for a more relaxing experience, visitors can also camp out and stargaze at one of several campsites. Fishing enthusiasts can find the catch of the day at local parks or on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, which are accessible for fishing via boat launches throughout St. Charles. 



Are you an avid golfer or hoping to practice your swing? Look no further than the many pristine golf courses that the St. Charles area has to offer. With some of the best golf courses in the country, golfers can hit the manicured greens of Missouri Bluffs Golf Club, or hone their technique at the virtual golf experience housed in The Clubhouse, home to two golf simulators.


Indoor Fun

While the city is well known for its outdoor activities, St. Charles recreation offers plenty of indoor action as well. Bring the whole family to Kokomo Joe’s where you can make memories and embrace your competitive side with a game of laser tag, bumper cars, or playing at the arcade. While you’re there, get the kiddos’ energy out at the trampoline park. 


The Rec Hall has indoor lawn games such as cornhole, giant pong, foosball, and tetherball. For beginner and pro pickleball players, Chicken N Pickle at the Streets of St. Charles has indoor and outdoor pickleball courts so that you can play year-round. For an extra challenge, visit an escape room to test your teamwork and puzzle-solving skills.


The indoor action continues with thrilling rock climbing at the premier climbing gym Climb so iLL. Enjoy a relaxing yoga class or try your luck at a casino that’s chock-full of dining and entertainment. 


Whatever adventure you may choose, St. Charles promises an exciting time whether you’re venturing outside or enjoying the indoors. Explore the listings below to find your next unforgettable adventure and discover the best that St. Charles has to offer.