St. Louis, MO population: 318,416 Three weeks from today, I will be a college graduate. This is starting to freak me out, so my boyfriend planned a weekend getaway to ease my mind. We booked a cheap hotel and spent Saturday exploring the city, with no talk of finals or job applications for nearly 24 hours. Sadly, that is our new record. I'll be the first to admit it: day trips can be daunting. With such little time allotted, the pressure is on to make the most of a short trip. (This typically means no naps and I really struggle with that.) Luckily, St. Louis is an extremely navigable and fairly compact city, making our jam-packed Saturday more than manageable. Our Itinerary: Forest Park St.