|Missouri Travel Guide:
Me Beautiful Missouri
To Do In St. Louis: Summer Vacation For The Family
Me Beautiful Missouri by Joshua
Sitting at the foot of the
Ozark Mountains, Missouri has a rich history and an assortment of attractions
to offer the entire family. Lodging in Missouri is both easy and affordable,
providing ease and comfort to vacationers and business travelers alike.
Stunning History of Saint
Missouri's most famous landmark
is perhaps the Gateway Arch. At 630 feet high, it is the tallest national
monument in the United States. Approximately one million visitors each
year ride its trams to the top to take in the stunning St. Louis skyline.
Right across the street from
the Arch is the Adam's Mark St. Louis. This riverside hotel has an impressive
three-story atrium in the lobby, complete with a pair of nine-foot bronze
horses imported from Italy. Guestrooms offer a view of the Arch, downtown,
and the Mississippi River. Cardinals fans are only two blocks from Busch
Stadium, and for a fee, you can reach downtown destinations by a romantic,
While in St. Louis, be sure
to visit the zoo, or take a stroll through historic Laclede's Landing.
In 1763, a French fur-trapper named Pierre Laclede began exploring the
Illinois Country in search of a place to set up a trading post. In 1764,
he chose the west bank of the Mississippi River, in the place now occupied
by St. Louis. In 1784, the area he chose was cleared, cabins were built,
and Laclede christened the place Saint Louis to honor the Patron Saint
of the King of France.
If you have never visited
this intriguing city before, you will find a variety of lodging in St.
Louis within easy reach of this city's historic landmarks and attractions.
If you are taking a business
of pleasure jaunt through Kansas City, you will be in for a surprise for
the interesting lodging options available in this fine city. You will find
lodging in Kansas City - Missouri's other well-known city - that offers
many affordable and comfortable options.
In the exciting casino district,
try the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa. For exciting entertainment, this
Kansas City hotel includes a 62,000 square-foot casino, a luxury spa and
health club, and 42" plasma screen televisions.
For a stylish experience,
the gorgeous Hotel Phillips is located in downtown Kansas City, less than
two miles from Union Station. This trendy art deco hotel was built in 1931
and is on the National Register of Historic Places, and guests include
many former Presidents of the United States. Live jazz and swing music
is offered every Friday and Saturday night to liven up your Kansas City
While in Kansas City, do
not miss its many attractions, such as the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of
Fun theme parks, the Liberty Memorial, and the World War I Museum. These
are great for an interactive, educational experience for both little and
big kids alike.
Activities by Branson Lodging
Surrounded by three lakes
at the foot of the Ozarks, Branson has a large variety of activities, sight-seeing
opportunities, and theme park adventures. Try taking a guided tour by motorcycle,
or soar above it all on a helicopter adventure. Ride the Branson Scenic
Railway, or test your mettle at the Haunted House & Monster Asylum.
For a more tasteful experience, visit the Stone Hill Winery.
Just three miles from Table
Rock Lake - popular for bass fishing and water sports - is Stonebridge
Nightly Rentals. This 3,200 acre gated resort includes an 18-hole championship
golf course, putting green, driving range, pro shop, three tennis courts,
and two outdoor pools. Scuba diving in Table Rock Lake is said to rival
that in the Caribbean! This is a great way to get away from it all, without
having to even leave the country.
Take the kids down to visit
the exciting Strip, a seven-mile stretch of amusement parks, restaurants,
and shops. Branson's newest theme park, Silver Dollar City, has a nightly
laser and fireworks show that should not be missed, as it was voted the
number one amusement park in the world by the International Association
of Amusement Parks & Attractions. Or treat your family to the amazing
Celebration City, with over 100 working craftsmen demonstrating their skills.
Missouri has many varied
and interesting things to show her visitors, and lodging in Missouri makes
it easy to take in her stunning sights.
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