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What’s your favorite day trip from COMO?

What’s your favorite day trip from COMO?

  • "What’s your favorite day trip from COMO?" originally appeared in the May 2024 "Weekender" issue of COMO Magazine.

If you’re ready to get away for a day trip or road trip from COMO, our readers offered up inspiration and road trip vibes via Facebook.

Ohhh so many … A day trip to downtown Jefferson City is a staple for my girls and me. We’ll always grab lunch at Yanis, Madisons, Pizza Underground, or the original Arris Pizza and a walk down to YoYums for frozen yogurt before taking a stroll around the Governor’s Garden, Capital, and riverwalk.

Nothing beats a camping weekend at Mark Twain Lake (camper, tent, and cabin camping available) with beautiful hikes and sunsets over the lake. 

Or for a relaxing weekend away the Elms in Excelsior Springs will pamper you with a full day in the saunas, pools with all the spa services (and haunted rooms / ghost tours to raise the heart rate back up!). 

—  Sarah Jane Shorthose

Elephant Rocks and Johnson’s Shut-Ins are always amazing in the warmer months. Ha Ha Tonka is also pretty, especially in the fall. 

—  Ashley Lasiter 

St. Genevieve wine country. 

—  Dave-Robin Baker-Walker 

The Elms in Excelsior Springs. 

—  Alissa Jones Gerke 

Washington, Missouri. Great Airbnb options but also cute inns. Several good walkable restaurants and tasting rooms. 

—  Laura Gerding 

Definitely Glasgow, Missouri. Rolling Pin, Muddy Mo Pizzeria, Beckett’s. Then go to Charlie’s Grocery store for homemade ham salad and pimento cheese. You can’t go wrong with any of these. 

—  Cindy Lou’s Glass  Studio 

I love heading back home to Washington, Missouri. Every year, there is something new to explore in the downtown area. … Oak & Front, The Painted Home, Marquart’s Landing, Olivino, The Nest Cafe, and Not Just Cut & Dried are my favorite rotations for food/drink/entertainment. 

—  Allie Bautista 

We also like Westover Farms Resort outside of Steelville, Missouri. Peaceful and trout fishing! 

—  Dee Dee Shelton 

Kimmswick, Missouri! The cutest little village of old houses turned into shops with the best restaurant, Dough Depot! 

—  Nicole Branch 

Hotel Frederick in Boonville, Missouri. 

—  Show-Me Dinosaurs 

Pinnacles, the Capitol and its grounds, floating on the Missouri, Cahokia mounds, and The Elms in Excelsior Springs. 

—  Mike Trapp 

Love being on the Current River and staying/eating/floating with The Landing-Current River. Van Buren is a beautiful drive through the Ozarks and has all the outdoor accommodations you’re looking for! 

—  Lauren Godsy 

Public House in St. James. 

—  Pat Scholl 

I love hauling a kayak up to DC Rogers Lake in Fayette and grabbing a drink and food at Emmet’s Kitchen & Tap. 

—  Beth Cowgill 

Definitely Arrow Rock, Missouri! More to do and see than just the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, but the theater alone is worth the trip! 

—  Amanda Jacobs 

We found a hidden gem in Hermann … take the train from Jeff City into Hermann and must-visit is the Juniper Gin Library, the cutest gin bar I have ever visited! Plus, the shopping in Hermann is outstanding. 

—  Tonya Hickam Schleeter 

And be sure and hit up Arrow Rock Antiques and Mercantile! They have the most amazing collection of gifts, decor, clothes, purses and jewelry! 

—  Jenny Lorenz-Rudkin 

I love hiking Three Creeks Conservation Area! 

—   Heather Feeler 

My two favorites: Jacobs Cave and Finley Farms! 

—  Barbie Banks 

Washington/Augusta, Missouri. The Washington Guest House is probably the best and cutest Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in. Almost hate to share about it because it’s such a gem and I don’t want it to be booked when I want it. 

—  Destiney Concannon 

South Missouri. Can’t go wrong exploring south of 44! 

—  Tyler Willy 

Hermann Hill Inn and Vineyard.Hands down. 

—  Suzanne Claus Rothwell 

Lone Elk Park and World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri, near St. Louis. 

—  Karen Painter Maggine 

Rolling Pin in Glasgow. 

—  Susan Winn Nichols  

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