Holidays in Missouri

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £377
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £377
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £589
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £751
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £624

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Located in the heart of the Midwest, Missouri has cool winters and long, hot summers. Criss-crossed by a number of rivers and flanked with gentle, rolling hills, the landscape has supported the state’s mostly agricultural economy and limestone export. Missouri was originally settled by French Canadians and prominently featured in America’s civil war. Missouri holidays allow travellers to explore its heritage, which has shaped Missouri's diverse culture and architecture until today.

Missouri holidays: When to go

For families travelling with kids, nothing can beat Missouri holidays in summer. Although the humidity can get slightly steamy, with all the activities on offer, there is plenty to do during the summer months. If you have time to explore the area at a more leisurely pace, then visiting Missouri in spring is perfect, as this time is the overlap between off-season and when the summer events are gearing up. Flights can be taken directly to St Louis or Kansas City, which are both great starting points for a trip. The time difference is six hours behind London (GMT -6).

Missouri: The history heartland

Discovering Missouri’s rich history starts in Missouri's capital, Jefferson City. Abundant in museums that are far from ordinary, visitors can learn about American Indian history, see outlaw Jesse James wax museum and even visit a museum dedicated to dogs. Move toward the Northwest and find yourself back in the wild west in St Joseph.

Northeast Missouri was home to Mark Twain, and it’s easy to see where his inspiration came from. Missouri holidays located near the Mississippi and Missouri rivers provide something for everyone here, from the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival to wandering the Hermann Wine Trail. Just on the other side of the Mississippi, and home to the healing waters, Excelsior Springs gained fame in 1880s, as people hoped that the waters would cure ailments and create wellness.