Trip Ideas: Columbia and Rocheport
Whether you're a Mizzou alumni or just visiting the college town of Columbia, everyone here will make you feel right at home. Columbia and nearby Rocheport offer a complete education in serious fun.
Every great getaway includes a little retail therapy. Find wonderful gifts for the whole family (and a thing or five for yourself) when you shop in The District. Located in Columbia's 43-square-block downtown, shops include chic clothing and boutiques, artisan galleries, wine retailers, Mizzou apparel shops, bookstores and more.
11 S. 10th St, Columbia MO 65205, 573-442-6816
Hours: Hours vary by business
Enjoy a gorgeous, brisk Missouri morning with a game of golf at L.A. Nickell Golf Course. Conveniently located within the Columbia city limits, Nickell provides a stellar golfing experience for amateurs and seasoned pros alike.
1800 Parkside Drive, Columbia MO 65202, 573-445-4213
Hours: Sunrise-sunset
After a full day of fun, rest in fine style at School House Bed and Breakfast. This gorgeous getaway is located in a former school house - one built nearly a century ago. All 11 guest rooms have a private bathroom; enjoy a full breakfast in the morning.
504 3rd St., Rocheport MO 65279, 573-698-2022
Hours: Office: 9 a.m.-11 a.m and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
See what all the buzz is about when you dine at Bleu, one of Columbia's hottest restaurants. Bleu serves up scrumptious twists on classics (try the 'mac and cheese,' which pairs baked pasta with a garlic-thyme cheese sauce and thick-cut bacon). The extensive wine list includes new-world and old-world varietals.
811 E. Walnut, Columbia MO 65201, 573-442-8220
Hours: Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Thur., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sip delicious wine and savor an unforgettable view at Les Bourgeois Vineyard. The on-site bistro, perched atop a bluff, serves dishes that perfectly pair with Les Bourgeois wines. On Saturdays and Sundays during November, enjoy a glass of wine at the A-frame wine garden next door.
12847 W. Route BB, Rocheport MO 65279, 800-690-1830
Hours: April-October: Daily, noon-sunset; March and November: Sat.-Sun., noon-sunset.