Whether you want to celebrate your honeymoon with an Americana-filled road trip, a hiking, caving, parasailing or boating adventure, or just want to enjoy music and entertainment, Missouri has lots to offer. From the stunning beauty of the Ozarks to the lure of the legendary Route 66, the state of Missouri is as central to the story of the US as its location on the map. This is where the two great rivers – the Mississippi and the Missouri – meet to continue their never-ending journey to the sea.
The gateway to the west and the Great Plains, Missouri has major cities like St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and the capital, Jefferson City, as well as extensive farmlands and forests. The informal nickname of Missouri is the ‘Show-me State’, recalling a skepticism worthy of its best-known native, Mark Twain. Other famous Missouri natives include gunslinger Calamity Jane (yes, she was a real person), authors William S. Burroughs and Maya Angelou, President Harry S. Truman, scientist and environmentalist George Washington Carver, and musician Chuck Berry.
You can explore historic St. Louis, try some of the famous BBQ in Kansas City, join in the quirky fun at Branson, visit wineries, and enjoy the magnificent natural beauty of the Ozarks. The historic Route 66 ran through the heart of Missouri and while most of it has been taken over by other highways, you can still follow traces of the route through historic sites, museums, motels and theaters.
You’ll find a range of accommodations, from luxury hotels and resort spas to rustic cabins and yurts, and everything in between. This is a year-round destination, to enjoy every season to the fullest.