If you are looking for a vacation where
you can combine the Midwest with the South, then
the state of Missouri is for you. Full of
interesting cities to visit, Missouri's attractions
include the Mississippi River, the Ozark Mountains
and the thriving cities of St.
Louis and Kansas
City. Missouri boasts a fine collection
of rivers and lakes for outdoor recreation, and
if you want urban atmosphere, you can have that
too. Missouri is a fairly spread out state
when it comes to some of its main attractions, but
if you tire from travel or have just arrived at
your next destination, there will be plenty of choices
for Missouri hotels along the way.
One city in Missouri that is bound to have a full
selection of luxury and budget Missouri hotels is
St. Louis. You can pass through St. Louis
on the historic Route 66, but it deserves a stop.
Of course there are the Gateway
Arch and the Anheuser-Busch
Brewery, but you might also visit the Missouri
Botanical Garden and the St.
Louis casinos. For an extra treat, try
one of the Riverboat cruises. The St. Louis
hotels will provide visitors with a great selection,
covering all ranges of budget. Among the best
St. Louis hotels are those found downtown, but if
budget Missouri hotels are what you are after, then
the numerous chain brands should serve you well.
Some St. Louis hotels are housed in historic buildings
that have been renovated, making for interesting
accommodations. When you are in St. Louis,
a trip to nearby St. Charles gives you the chance
to see one of the oldest cities west of the Mississippi.
There are many interesting memorials to historical
figures like Daniel Boone here celebrating the Pioneer
spirit that led men west. In St. Charles you
will find one of the best St. Louis casinos, and
compared to downtown St. Louis, the St.
Charles hotels offer a better selection of budget
Missouri hotels, with upscale options as well.
All the way across the state is Missouri's
largest city, Kansas City. Kansas City is
split practically down the middle by the Kansas/Missouri
border, and if you are on a cross-country drive
and tiring, you will find a bevy of Kansas City
hotels that will fit any budget and taste.
Kansas City is known for is its barbecue and steaks,
which lend themselves to the city's complete
dining scene. It is also known for its jazz
scene and its frontier history. Among the
cultural things to do in Kansas City is visit its
museums, among which are the Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum/American
Jazz Museum. If you like nightlife, Kansas
City has that too. As is the case for most
United States cities, the Kansas City hotels offer
plenty of chain hotels that are a good bet for discount
Kansas lodging. Downtown, you can find more
historical and service-oriented Kansas City hotels,
and the occasional bed and breakfast is the way
many choose to go.
If you love the outdoors, Missouri is a pleasure
to explore, especially in the southern part of the
state, where the Ozark Mountains present a stunning
landscape. If you are looking for Las Vegas-style
entertainment in the Ozarks, then the city of Branson
is a most eligible candidate. Branson has
quite a reputation for its rich tourism industry,
and here you can shop your heart out, eat well,
enjoy the quality Branson shows or explore the surrounding
wilderness. Families and everybody else will
likely enjoy the Silver Dollar City theme park,
and the Branson MO hotels will present all visitors
with choices of an attractive array. There
are cabins and vacation rentals up for grabs in
Branson, and the historic Branson
MO hotels deliver on character. If you
are in Branson on a romantic getaway, you might
find accommodations at one of the bed and breakfast
Branson MO hotels. If you want to tee it up
for some Missouri golf, then one of the golf resort
Springfield hotels might be right down your fairway.
Springfield is found not far north of Branson, and
it is one of the larger cities in the state, meaning
the choices for Missouri hotels here is abundant.
You can find budget Missouri hotels on the fringes
with some of the more luxurious accommodations being
Of course, we should mention the state capital
of Jefferson City. Jefferson
City is not large, and when you approach it,
you do not see soaring skyscrapers, but instead
the Capitol Building dome looms above the tree line
signaling the way. Jefferson City is full
of historic sites, and be it winter or summer, this
charming town is a joy to explore. When the
weather is nice, a trip south of Jefferson City
to Lake of the Ozarks is a joy for the recreational
possibilities that the man-made lake provides.
The setting of the lake is part of its attraction,
as bluffs and forest-covered hills make for quite
the shoreline. There is a new luxury resort
at Lake of the Ozarks, as well as some budget Missouri
hotels that are of the chain variety. If you
are on a budget, be sure to check online for discount
Missouri hotels, and if you can find some vacation
package deals, they are a great way to sometimes
turn pricy accommodations into budget Missouri hotels.