If the Great Plains of America intrigue you, plan a weekend getaway in Missouri. Much of has become developed over this years, but it’s retained plenty of old-time charm. While the name might bring to mind miles of open space, Missouri is also well known for its forests and reserves, such as those around Indian Point, which makes it the perfect place to lose yourself to your inner explorer.
Planning the best weekend getaways in Missouri
Missouri, with the associations with the simple life, has inspired several literary works over the years. It's where you'll find Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, which has many tributes to its most iconic resident spread throughout the town. If you're a fan of the author, make sure to stop here on your weekend getaway in Missouri, and wander through the town and see where some of his inspiration started.
The state’s also made its way on to the screen, with the famous film Meet Me in St. Louis. Tell your travel buddies the same when planning your weekend getaway in Missouri, and you'll be in for an exciting trip to the Great Plains' biggest city. Known for its beer and baseball, it's a great option if you're looking for an all-American weekend. You can also look forward live performances, as it’s the home to a number of American music icons.
Branson is one of the state's favorite family destinations, while another popular destination for weekend getaways in Missouri is Kansas City. It's one of the country's hidden hubs of arts and culture, with creative neighborhoods aplenty and jazz musicians playing in cozy bars all over the city. Spend your time in one of the many museums, or simply stroll and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.