If you are looking for a great place to go for FREE family stuff to do, one of my favorites is St. Louis. While the airport is not great the city makes up for it. Here's a list of FREE stuff in St. Louis: Visit Purina Farms (petting zoo, dog shows, etc.) - Union Station (the former train station is now a shopping area) - Zoo (pay to park and walk in FREE) - Art Museum (lots of art plus a decent display on Egypt) - Science Center (let the kids discover) - History Museum (Charles Lindberg and much much) - Route 66 park - The Hill (Italian area where Yogi Berra & Joe G. grew up - great place to grab a meal) - Arch (no charge unless you go up) - plus a lot more! If you have the miles for a free trip, St. Louis will stretch your dollars.