For those that have never visited Missouri, you might be shocked that I'm such a fan of the state. In fact, while Missouri might be simply dismissed by many as, "just another flyover state", the reality is that they've got a fantastic mixture of urban and rural things to do and see here. This includes great food and wine, an opportunity to travel back in time while traveling along Historic Route 66, or taking a riverboat cruise along the Mississippi River.
Here are a few that can be found throughout the surprisingly romantic state of Missouri.
Hop in an RV And Tour Small Towns Along Route 66
When you think or romantic evenings, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and spas are likely to come to mind. These are popular options, but if you’re looking for a romantic trip that’s quirky and memorable, rent an RV!
Hit the road and make random stops as you go along, or plan special romantic places to stay along the way. An RV getaway is an especially good option if your idea of spending quality time together includes spending plenty of time outdoors. There are many parks throughout Missouri and the surrounding states that are welcoming to RVs.
Sip Some Wine at the Hermannhof Winery
Libations and romantic dates go hand-in-hand, but if you really want to create a memorable experience for your significant other, you have to choose the right place to sip on your wine.
There’s no better place than Hermannhof Winery when it comes to ambiance. The winery's original cellars were built all the way back in 1852, which means it's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Simply stay long enough to enjoy the wine and tour the cellars, or spend a night in a luxury suite. The Hillside Cottage is also available for couples who are looking for a little more privacy.
Take a Riverboat Cruise
If you find yourself in St. Louis, you can hop on the Tom Sawyer Riverboat! It's an all-day excursion that departs at 10:00 am and doesn't return until 4:00pm.
The boat stops in Kimmswich for lunch at the Blue Owl with plenty of time to explore the shops, restaurants, and historic buildings in the area.
Take a Walk Through St Louis's Forest Park
If you’re looking for a little one-on-one time with plenty of opportunities to wander and stroll to your heart’s content, visit Forest Park in St. Louis.
It covers a whopping 1,371 acres and has been growing and thriving since 1876. There’s a lot of history here that includes the Louisiana Purchase Expedition and the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Not only is it a beautiful place to spend an afternoon, there's plenty more to do than just look at the flowers! Other attractions include:
- St. Louis Zoo
- St. Louis Art Museum
- Missouri History Museum
- St. Louis Science Center
Whether you call Missouri home or you live in one of the surrounding states, you’re sure to find a spot in this great state where you can get closer to your loved one.