Amanda Doyle

Romondo Davis

Summer in the city. There’s nothing like it, and no shortage of things to see, do and experience in St. Louis. From parks to concerts and festivals, frozen custard to marionettes, farmers markets to museums, there’s an event (or 20) for everyone.

Author Amanda Doyle has written a second St. Louis guidebook. She said being an outsider affects her view of St. Louis.

“You can’t be born in a place and appreciate everything about it,” she said.

Mark S. Abeln

Whether it’s sledding on Art Hill, ice skating at Steinberg Skating Rink, drinking whiskey or hibernating with cats (all responses we received on our Facebook page), St. Louisans have a variety of ways to keep warm and have fun in the winter.

What's your favorite wintertime activity in the St. Louis area? Submit your answer on our Facebook page.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Amanda Doyle is not from St. Louis. She grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and went to high school in St. Petersburg, Fla. 

But she probably knows St. Louis way better than you do.

That’s partly occupational, perhaps. Doyle, who is the associate editor of "Where" magazine, gets to be a nosy journalist, she says. And that’s taken her all over the region.