Relaxing Day in Columbia

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There’s lots to see and do in Columbia. There also are many great places to get away from it all and unwind. Take a stroll, get a massage, do some shopping. Enjoy a great day in Columbia.


A. Broadway Diner – Columbia

Start your day in Columbia at this small, but legendary, diner, known for its old-fashioned comfort food. The diner's most popular dish, The Stretch, is a mound of hash browns smothered in chili, covered with eggs, topped with cheese, onions and green peppers.

B. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

After a big meal at Broadway Diner, take a relaxing walk at Rock Bridge State Park. While there, take note of fascinating geologic formations, including Devil's Icebox Cave, the seventh longest in Missouri. The park is located five miles south of Columbia.

C. Flat Branch Park

If you're in the mood for an after-breakfast stroll but don't want to stay closer to downtown, this park is for you. Bordered by the Flat Branch Creek, it features a gazebo, landscaping, historic markers and green space. The south end of the park has a suspension bridge, seating areas, and public art.


A. CC’s City Broiler

If you're looking for a great steak, and a great way to cap your day in Columbia, CC's is the place to be. CC's serves USDA Prime steaks and features a wine list with more than 100 choices.


A. Addison’s American Grill

Take a lunch break at Addison's, which offers a variety of dishes that are sure to please your palate. Popular selections include nachos bianco, jalapeno-smothered pork chops, and diablo shrimp pasta; lighter selections also are available.

B. Bluestem Missouri Crafts

If your shopping tastes involve works of art, Bluestem is the spot for you. This store features traditional and contemporary works from nearly 300 artists and craftspeople from Missouri and eight neighboring states.

C. Riversong Spa and Salon – Columbia

Treat yourself to some time at Riversong Spa and Salon. Here you find a full range of day-spa services, including therapeutic massage, couples massages, pedicures, manicures, hair coloring and styling, facials, and waxing.