Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations, swinging as high as you can on the swing set and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes.

We also celebrate our nation’s independence, host parties for our friends and family and, if we’re lucky, take a scenic road trip! We planned the perfect date night, an ideal summer staycation and fun road trip all close to home in this issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle.

We want to remind you why summer is a season of opportunity. When’s the last time you played tourist in your hometown? We invite you to use this issue as your guide to some spectacular sites right here in your own city. We can’t wait to catch all the amazing productions at Stages St. Louis, The Muny, concerts at the Chesterfield Amphitheater and more at our favorite hot spot locations!

And don’t miss the delectable sips and bites at Vito’s in the Valley and places around town offering refreshing summertime favorites. With so much to see and do this month, we only scratched the surface of what Chesterfield and our beautiful city have to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start. Happy exploring! We can’t wait to see you around as we are inspired by you.

Join Publishers, Gordon Montgomery and Kelley Lamm-Montgomery, each Saturday morning, 10 a.m. to noon on 590-AM The Fan and on your phone app at 590 with She SAID He SAID Show for summertime entertainment. Tune in and meet local businesses and organizations making a difference in the community.