Missouri June 29, 2016
15 Ways to Have the Most Missouri Day Ever
What could be better than spending a whole day experiencing the best our fair state has to offer? Get ready, because it’s going to be action-packed and awesome!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Grab coffee and breakfast at a Route 66 diner.
Gailey's Breakfast Cafe in Springfield has been serving up old-school diner classics since the '30s, while St. Louis' Spencer's Grill has been around since 1947.
2. Hit up a farmers market.
Missouri and the surrounding areas produce an astonishing amount of fresh produce. Hit up one of the many, many farmers markets and pick up a snack for later in the day.
3. Go for a bike ride.
Hit the Katy Trail, a 240-mile bike trail cutting across the middle of the state. Be sure to stop and take in gorgeous views of the Missouri River along the way.
4. Get wet.
Whether you float, kayak, swim, sail or motorboat, no Missouri day would be complete without spending some time in our abundant lakes, rivers and streams.
5. Put in a pole.
No matter where you live in Missouri, premier fishing isn't far away.
6. Take a hike.
Missouri state parks feature nearly 1,000 miles of trails.
7. Dig in to some barbecue.
This state is crazy for the sticky, saucy, savory, meaty deliciousness that is barbecue.
8. Drink some wine ...
Missouri wineries produce more than 900,000 gallons each year. Be sure to sample some Norton, the state's signature wine.
9. … or some beer.
Not only is Missouri home to beer giant Anheuser-Busch, but we've also got dozens (and dozens) of smaller, innovative breweries, too. In fact, in 2015, the Washington Post ranked beers from Boulevard (in Kansas City) and Schlafly (in St. Louis) as the top two in the country!
10. Explore a cave.
We are the Cave State, after all. With more than 6,000 in Missouri, there's sure to be one nearby for touring.
11. Read some Mark Twain.
What's more Missouri than Huckleberry Finn?
12. Catch a baseball game.
Whether you root for the Cardinals or the Royals, one thing is undeniable: This state is ga-ga for baseball.
13. Or maybe see a show.
Branson is one of the entertainment capitals of the nation.
14. Get a taste for the big city.
Indulge in some culinary magic at one of St. Louis' or Kansas City's award-winning restaurants.
15. Wrap up your night with the sweet sounds of the blues.
With the National Blues Museum in St. Louis and the state's important place in blues history, what better way to wrap up a very Missouri day?
What would you do on your perfect Missouri day? Let us know?