This post brought to you by Missouri Division of Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve been all over the country, but for some reason I have missed the central part of the US. I’ve been to California several times. Lived in Texas, New York, Florida, and Georgia but for some reason I have never been to Missouri and its surrounding states. I’ve done some research now and have decided it’s time to discover that part of the USA and add it to my bucket list!
Since adding Missouri to my bucket list I decided to highlight some of the things we, as a family, have added to our itinerary for our trip (someday). We used the VisitMO.com site to come up with a great virtual itinerary.
The Great Outdoors
Where better to start, right? The country photos I found are just breathless. I can see our family floating with the current on the River Van Buren. Can’t you? Did you know that Missouri has over 50 state parks? Floating on the river isn’t your thing? We have no fear you can hike or bike the 225-mile Katy Trail! There is something for every outdoor enthuisist from scuba diving to horseback riding.
Since I’m a fan of historical sites and things like that I reverted back to my childhood to the days of Little House on the Praire and added the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historical Home and Museum to my wishlist. My husband, who was born and raised in Georgia was surprised to find so many different Civil War sites in Missouri, but they have a ton of choices for enthusiasts.
For the Kids
No worries, there is something for everyone in Missouri and the kids have tons to choose from and many are FREE! Visiting the Saint Louis Zoo is a must (FREE) and Grant’s Farm is very cool (also FREE) but did you know that Kansas City is Travel & Leisure’s #10 best cities for PIZZA! The kids will be happy to sample all the pizza parlors in town to find the best.
For the Adults
No vacation is a vacation if we don’t plan some time for romance and adult fun. A day discovering the wineries is a great way to start. The idea of tasting tours at the Chaumette Vineyards is ideal – massage at the spa and wine. But least not we forget the nightlife. What better way to end an evening than to enjoy some Jazz in Kansas City?