Some World-Class Missouri Destinations

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Perfect Getaways for a Girls Weekend
Author: H&L Partners
Missouri is perfect for a girl’s getaway. Our award-winning wineries and hometown microbreweries go hand in hand with our live music and fine dining restaurants. Be pampered in a bed & breakfast inn. Unwind at a lively nightclub. Missouri makes a weekend with the girls easy – and fun. 

Take a break from the daily chores and enjoy scrumptious food, signature cocktails, a world-class concert, great art, culture and style. This VisitMO Spotlight blog post outlines a Girls’ getaway to Kansas City. Take your closest girlfriends and stay in downtown Kansas City, at the Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel. The hotel’s proximity to the Convention Center, the Power & Light District and other attractions is a bonus. Dine at The Jacobson and nosh on scallops, crab poppers and house made french-fries. Cap your day in Kansas City at Manifesto Cocktail Bar and enjoy drinks from a true mixologist. 

Weston offers its own mix of drinks. Book your weekend stay at the Murphy House Bed and Breakfast, two blocks from downtown, where you'll find Pirtle Winery, which produces mead (wine made from honey) and a variety of grape and fruit wines. The Weston Brewing Company, also downtown, brews 13 beers, all served in the 1840s brewery cellars below O’Malley’s Pub. Most nights, O’Malley’s has music groups performing in the different cellars. As you enjoy the show, ask the bartender for a Leprechaun (white wine mixed with Irish Mist) and a Peppermint Paddy, (hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps). Read this VisitMO Spotlight blog post to find out more to love about a girls getaway in Weston.

Head to the 1800s riverboat town of Rocheport. Ride your bicycle or take a walk on the crushed limestone path of the Katy Trail. Enjoy the quaint local flavor with a sandwich, a brew and live music at the Rocheport General Store. Not all girls getaways are overnight, but in case Rocheport's undertow draws you in, stay at an elegant bed and breakfast inn, such as the School House Bed and Breakfast, the Yates House Bed and Breakfast and the School House Bed & Breakfast. The VisitMO Spotlight article “A Rocheport Road Trip” has more ways to enjoy a getaway in this river town, including the magnificent views from Les Bourgeois Winery's Blufftop Bistro Restaurant and the Les Bourgeois A-Frame outdoor wine garden. 

Do the words pamper and rejuvenation make you smile? The blog post Girlfriend Getaway in Springfield will give you some ideas. Whether it’s a day, a night, a weekend or a longer stay, there are bed and breakfast inns, spas, shopping and dining options perfect for a getaway with the girls. Night owls in Springfield (also Branson and KC) find fun at Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar, where talented pianists, singers and bands supply the fun. If you’re looking to be pampered, ease your mind and body with a trip to a Springfield spa. Two fine examples designed to sooth and refresh are the Dharma Day Spa and Zen 3 Spa and Bodyworks.

How does music, food and a glass of wine sound? The wineries in the Cape Girardeau area are open year-round, often featuring special events and live bands. For example, sit on the deck overlooking the two-acre lake as you drink wine and enjoy the live music (many weekends) at Hunter Valley Winery, 12 miles north of Cape. In Cape, don't forget shopping. To get you started, read this shopping post on the VisitMO Spotlight blog. After a long day, you're ready for an evening repast. In Cape, the Bistro Saffron is known for serving fine Asian fare with flavors and inspirations from around the world.

For more inspiration to break away from the daily routine of work and housekeeping, take a look at these VisitMO Trip Ideas: take a girlfriends getaway to the Missouri River Wine Trail; make your way around the Augusta viticulture area; and enjoy a relaxing day in Columbia. And, study the blog post “Missouri Wineries: Enjoy the Best” for info and ideas about some of our wineries – Missouri has more than 120 from which to choose, all offering a calming atmosphere and a memorable
experience.

The key to all of this ... have an enjoyable time with good friends.

 Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel
Aladdin Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautifully restored Art Deco hotel ...

 The Kansas City Power and Light District
This entertainment district has reenergized downtown, creating an entertainment, retail and dining hot ...

 The Jacobson KC
The Jacobson, or simply “The J,” is a cozy yet modern eatery serving local seasonal items ...

 Manifesto Cocktail Bar
This 48-seat cocktail bar (not a nightclub) takes a labor-intensive approach to making drinks. The atmosphere ...

 Murphy House Bed and Breakfast
Circa 1912 Victorian home with two bedrooms; private baths. The home is filled with antiques and family ...

 Pirtle Winery
Pirtle Winery started in 1978. Our tasting room and gift shop are housed in a circa 1867 German Lutheran ...

 Weston Brewing Company
Located on the original 1842 site, the Weston Brewing Company produces O'Malley's packaged beer for ...

 O'Malley's Pub and Weston Brewing Company
We feature O'Malley's beers, brewed on-site; several other brands are served. Kick-up your heals with ...

 Rocheport General Store
Detour one block off of the Katy Trail for pizzas, fresh deli sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts. ...

 School House Bed and Breakfast
This three-story brick building was originally a schoolhouse, built in 1914. The bed and breakfast includes ...

 Yates House Bed and Breakfast
Offering six guestrooms with private baths. Amenities include: patio gardens; indoor common areas; guest ...

 Les Bourgeois Winery's Blufftop Bistro Restaurant
Enjoy spectacular, bluff-top views no matter what the season. The Bistro offers a full menu of provincial ...

 Les Bourgeois Winery A-Frame
Known for its spectacular view of the Missouri River valley, this terraced, bluff-top wine garden is ...

 Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar – Springfield
Music and fun – that’s what Ernie Biggs is all about. We feature talented pianists, other ...

 Dharma Day Spa and Salon
We offer a variety of spa services, including massage, facials and manicures and pedicures. We also ...

 Zen 3 Spa and Bodyworks
“Relax, Refresh and Renew.” Massage, facials, body treatments and waxing services are provided ...

 Hunter Valley Winery
Enjoy free wine tasting from dry reds and whites all the way to dessert wines. Indoor and outdoor seating, ...

 Bistro Saffron
Bistro Saffron is known for serving fine Asian fare, with flavors and inspirations from around the world. The ...