10 Ways to Stay Cool in St. Louis This Summer

Wednesday July 10, 2019

By Mark

Summers in St. Louis are known to be hot and humid. Luckily, there are many places in which to cool off! Below are ten ways to stay cool in St. Louis this summer!

Whether it’s hanging pool side with your family and friends or riding in multi-passenger rafting adventures, Hurricane Harbor has it all. There are over 10 water rides located here. Once you are done at the pool, you have a choice of riding roller coasters that are located next to Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags St. Louis. Everyone in your group will be able to find at least one fun thing to do at this water park! 

Aquaport in Maryland Heights is full of greatness! Not only is there an 8,000 foot pool with features like bubbles, sprinklers and fountains, but there’s also top deck treats ranging from small snacks to an entire meal. They have 5 awesome slides including their most adventurous slide called The Extreme Bowl. This slide will send you down an enclosed tube slide and into a funnel-shaped bowl, spinning through the bowl until dropping into a pool below. You don’t want to miss out on this!

“It’s cool when it’s hot” is how Raging Rivers likes to put it. This park is filled with many different water slides and fun areas to chill at. Come here to celebrate your birthday or just a lovely outing trip. There’s food, rentable cabanas to stay cool under, and so much more. This water park in Grafton, IL will be hard to pass up!

Are you looking for an extravagant pool lounge to hang out and cool off at? Well Ameristar is the place for you! Not only is there lovely scenery all around, but there are day beds available to rent and a hot tub that will have you feeling relaxed! If you choose to stay in the beautiful Ameristar Casino hotel, it will be right around the corner from the pool and spa! There is also a cozy fire pit to add to the great amenities! Ameristar pool is one for the books.

If you are looking for a place that is laid back and more of a chill time at the pool, Four Seasons hotel has all of that and more. You are able to enhance your pool experience by renting a private day bed cabana! Not only is there an outdoor pool, but there is also an inside hot tub on the 8th floor allowing you to unwind. Take the time to relax and cool off at this pool scene.

Escape the hustle and bustle of St. Louis and travel thirty minutes west to KOA Campground’s charming, woodsy retreat. Surrounded by lush forests and extensive creeks, this outdoor pool experience is sure to win over the nature lovers in your family. Visit for the day, or spend the night under the stars in a tent, RV, or cabin. Also, be one of the first to test out the newly-renovated pool deck, a perfect platform for both lounging and cannon balls.

Tucked within Union Station Hotel’s courtyard lies a cozy, summer enclave enjoyed by locals and travelers like. While other areas of Union Station are undergoing massive growth and reinvention, this summer hotspot has lasted the test of time, remaining as a favorite summer splash pad in St. Louis. Snag a table, lounge chair, or cabana, and unwind in this relaxing atmosphere. 

Dreaming of a luxurious Mediterranean holiday this summer but lack the time and funds to depart to Italy? Fear not, because the Chase Park Plaza is home to the best rendition of a seaside tropic here in the Midwest. From fountains and decorative stone carvings to food and cocktails available à la carte, this seasonal pool is the next best thing to being on the beach. Just because there isn’t an ocean nearby doesn’t mean we can’t pretend like there is!

Cool off this summer while basking in Hotel St. Louis’s rooftop pool. Located in the heart of downtown, this warm-weather hangout offers bird’s eye views of the city skyline and the Mississippi River. With tapas and drinks available poolside at FORM Skybar, there is hardly reason to ever leave! Visit this historic hotel to see for yourself why this pool is praised by so many.

Although The Last Hotel and its pool opened for the first time this summer, it has already stole the hearts of many. Praised for its rooftop views, happy hour drink deals, and late-night hours of operation, this pool is receiving the attention it so rightly deserved. Not to be overlooked is its rooftop bar, justly named The Last Rooftop, which serves refreshing drinks and complimentary light bites. During your visit, be sure to find the Hotel’s famous hippo by the bar for the perfect photo opportunity!

That completes our list for ten of the best ways to stay cool in St. Louis this summer. Be sure to get check out these great pools and waterparks before autumn rolls around!