Missouri February 06, 2017
The Most Peaceful Escapes In Missouri Are Right In Our Own Backyard
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, day-to-day life can sometimes get hectic and busy. Every once in a while, it’s nice to just take a break from it to seek a bit of peace and quiet. Here are a few relaxing activities that you can do in Missouri to find that balance and inner peace.
1. Kayak at Table Rock Lake.
A lot of the marinas at Table Rock Lake offer boat rentals, including single and double kayaks. Go with a friend or enjoy the peace and quiet on your own. I suggest going early in the morning to avoid the wakes from wave runners and speed boats.
2. Stretch it out at Maya Yoga.
Maya Yoga in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District is one of the best studios in the city. The instructors are phenomenal and even if you're new to yoga, you'll still enjoy the benefits from all of the stretches and meditations.
215 W. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
3. Stroll through Missouri's own Japanese Garden.
Located in the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, the Japanese garden features bridges, islands and waterfalls to create a serene and peaceful ambiance.
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
4. Pamper yourself at Big Creek Spa.
Treat yourself with a day trip or overnight trip to Big Cedar Lodge where you'll find one of the most luxurious spas in all of Missouri.
612 Devil's Pool Rd.
Ridgedale, MO 65739
5. Spend the night in one of Rock Eddy's rustic cabins.
These secluded cabins stand right above the Gasconade River Valley in south central Missouri, providing excellent views to enjoy a peaceful sunrise or sunset.
10245 Maries Rd.
511, Dixon, MO 65459
6. Overlook the Missouri River as you dine at Les Bourgeois Vineyards.
Les Bourgeois Vineyards makes delicious wine, but the real crown jewel is their location. They sit atop of a bluff that towers over the Katy Trail and the Missouri River. During the summer, it can get quite packed. I suggest making a trip there in the spring when it hasn't gotten too crowded yet.
14020 W. Hwy Bb Rocheport, MO 65279
7. Take a pottery class at Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio.
There's something extremely therapeutic about feeling a slab of cold clay spin rhythmically against your hands as you create a work of art. Head to Crackpot Pottery & Art Studio in Joplin to experience this simple type of relaxation when you take a pottery class there.
3820 E 20th St.
Joplin, MO 64801
8. Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of homegrown wine at Persimmon Ridge Vineyards.
Persimmon Ridge Winery is tucked away in rural Barnhart. Guests can enjoy year-round wine tasting either inside their tasting room or underneath the trees facing the vineyards.
7272 Sheppard Dr.
Barnhart, MO 63012
9. Take a hike at Hawn State Park.
Become one with nature as you hike along the beautiful wooded trails at Hawn State Park in Ste. Genevieve.
12096 Park Dr.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
10. Indulge in a mouthwatering comfort food meal at PotPie.
Sometimes, ultimate relaxation means diving into some delicious comfort food. PotPie in Kansas City will offer you just that with their savory meat pies crusted with a flaky, buttery pastry.
904 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111
Feeling relaxed yet? Just imagine how much more at peace you’ll feel after giving one of them a try. What do you like to do in Missouri when you’re looking for a break from the average day? We’d love for you to share with us in the comments below.