The perfect getaway involves plenty of relaxation. See the sights by day; kick your heels up after the sun goes down.
In Kansas City, in-the-know fun seekers make an entire night of it at Martini Corner (the intersection of 31st and Oak), where you can hit five great venues, all within sight of each other. Start the evening with fish tacos and a refreshing margarita at Sol Cantina; dance to the DJ's beats at the trendy Velvet Dog and The Monaco; unwind from your high-energy evening at The Drop, where they serve some of the town’s most award-winning cocktails; and watch what’s happening on more than a dozen big-screen plasma TVs, at Tower Tavern.
At Rhymer's on the Plaza, a nightspot in Cape Girardeau, friendly service and fun activities add up to a memorable night out. Sip a cold drink while showing off your pool-playing skills; hit the bull’s eye in a game of darts; and test your skill on arcade racing games; and enjoy the outdoor deck in good weather. The live bands at Rhymer’s are hot.
Love playing games of chance? You might win big at Lumière Place Casino; at the very least, you'll have a lot of fun. This St. Louis casino provides quite a few opportunities to hit the jackpot, thanks to more than 2,000 slots and 45 table games. Far beyond just a casino, Lumière Place boasts several top-notch restaurants, bars and a theater. For a luxurious stay, spend the night at HoteLumière or take a room in The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis; both are on-site.
If you’re on the west side of the state, try your luck at the Argosy Casino Hotel and Spa, located in Riverside, just north of Kansas City. Offering more than 1,700 slot machines and loads of table games, there are plenty of chances to hit it big. In addition to the casino, you have a chance to unwind at the on-site spa, and to enjoy a variety of dining options; plus, overnight guests enjoy lavish accommodations, complete with rain-down showers.
Looking for a place to dance the night away? Set your sights on Icon Nightclub, in downtown Springfield. Stop in before 10 p.m. and gain entrance without having to pay a cover charge. Enjoy drink specials all night. Dance to the excellent sets of DJ 3Q. Thursday and Saturday nights bring the amazing Cadence Drum show at 11 p.m. and midnight.
A spot called Quintessential, in the historic district of St. Charles, delights patrons every night of the week with DJ performances, excellent specials and super-tasty fare. Their extensive drink menu includes a long list of beers featuring locally brewed Schlafly products, an amazing wine list, plus specialty cocktails and signature martinis.