Missouri is a goldmine of beautiful natural landmarks, sights to see, and historic towns to visit, so if you’re looking for fun day trips from St. Louis that you can do on a single tank of gas and be home by dinner, we’ve got you covered.
If you love the outdoors, visit Arcadia Valley, a historic spot at the convergence of three Missouri cities that also has some cool Civil War historical sites to stop at. Then there is Carlyle Lake, a nice place an hour outside St. Louis where you can take your boat out and spend the day sailing or fishing. Spelunkers should visit the Meramec Caves!
History and literature fans should take a trip to Hannibal, Missouri, the birthplace of Mark Twain and the setting of both Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Hannibal also has multiple haunted tours if you’re looking for something less literary. Cape Girardeau is another great city to visit, a richly historical city on the Mississippi River.
For the wine and beer lovers (make sure you pick a designated driver!) there are wineries and breweries throughout Missouri that offer tours and tasting. Visit the winery and microbrewery in Charleville, or check out the vineyard in Chaumette!
These are just a few of the things you can do on a day trip from St. Louis. Check out the many more exciting spots to visit here!
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