Add a couples' getaway in Missouri to your summer plans and have a great time sightseeing and enjoying excellent meals while taking a break from the stress of daily life.
There are many outstanding places for couples to spend a three-day weekend in the Show-Me State, so selecting one may be difficult, although activities in the Lake of the Ozarks area are always a hit.
Find a hotel, resort or rental property for your escape and then fill your days however you see fit: boating, swimming, shopping, sightseeing and dining (of course) are popular options.
Need a little guidance with your plans? Okay, here's how it could look:
Arrival day - After checking in and checking out your digs, see the lake from above, courtesy of Paradise Parasail in Lake Ozark. Enjoy the shared experience as you reach heights up to 500 feet above the water and then chose your style of landing (just dipping your toes or getting soaked!). After you dry off, relax with a casual meal and cold drink at H. Toad's Bar and Grill, part of the Camden on the Lake Resort (one of those aforementioned lodging choices), before capping your day with a live show at Main Street Music Hall for a musical performance you won't forget.
Day two - Sleep in a bit - you're on vacation, after all - and then head to Adventure Boat Rentals in Osage Beach and find a boat or personal watercraft to suit your needs. Out on the water, cruise the main channel and then find a quiet cove for relaxing. When you get hungry, head to a lakeside grill like Dog Days or Captain Ron's for a quick lunch. In the afternoon, cruise over to Bridal Cave to tour one of the Show-Me State's beautiful underground treasures. At day's end (and after cleaning up) have a romantic dinner while enjoying scenic views at Baxter's Lakeside Grille.
Departure day - All good things have to come to an end, but there are a few things to see and do before you hit the road. Start your day with an invigorating walk through Ha Ha Tonka State Park, where springs and natural formations are highlights. The walk might serve as a reminder you need some new shoes (along with other gear). So, a stop at Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace is in order. Grab some Missouri barbecue, perhaps a rack of ribs, at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse on your way out of town.
These are just a few of the ways to spend a Lake of the Ozarks vacation. Learn more about Lake of the Ozarks at FunLake.com and start planning your next getaway today.
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