Some may call your tastes “eclectic” or even “strange.” You prefer “diverse” and “curated.” But rest assured that you aren’t the only traveler who longs for a stimulating conversation about Rococo paintings with a side of sticky-sweet St. Louis barbecue. Take heart, traveler. In the city of Columbia, Missouri, you’ll fit right in with the studious, small-town locals. Peruse quiet museum galleries, cheer on the underdog at a rousing wrestling match, and relax in the warmth of Midwestern hospitality in Columbia hotels—how’s that for a diverse itinerary? If you’re wondering where to stay in Columbia, your quest has come to a satisfying end. Search the Travelocity inventory, select your ideal home away from home, and you’ll be on your way.
Indulge your inner intellectual in Columbia’s vintage downtown district, surrounded by Columbia College, Stephens College, and the University of Missouri (known affectionately as “Mizzou”). Ruminate on time and beauty at the Museum of Art and Archeology on the north side of Mizzou’s campus. Chances are you won’t be the only one with a reading list longer than your arm! In the Francis Quadrangle quad, Mizzou’s history and pride shine through like the sun peeking through the clouds on a spring day. Walking past majestic stone pillars and a meticulously mowed lawn, it’s clear this is the epicenter of the university’s heart and soul. Take a breath and close your eyes; soon you can feel the promise and excitement of college freshmen who have stood in this very place before.
Did we mention your reading list? Pack your favorite paperback classic and a hearty picnic of pork steak sandwiches and drive out to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. You’ll feel like Tom Sawyer—Mark Twain’s Missouri-born hero—hunting for buried treasure as you traipse through the misty forest in search of secluded waterfalls and historic foot bridges. This is the stuff that memorable adventures are made of. When the sun slips below the horizon, dust the earth from your jeans in time for a night of arabesques at the Missouri Contemporary Ballet. Rest up in one of the top hotels near Columbia, because the satisfying whoosh of a hole in one is waiting for you on the back nine of the A.L. Gustin Golf Course.
Food is not a matter taken lightly in the Midwest, and Columbia is no exception to this rule. It’s a good thingcheap hotels in Columbia leave a hearty budget for cuisine, because there is plenty to taste test while you’re visiting the heart of Missouri. Sit down at a steakhouse and sink your teeth into a sirloin, or visit 44 Stone Public House for some high-end pub fare and the ambiance of a quaint English pub. Whether you’re seeking a quick bite on the go or an evening experience fueled by many courses and fine wine, Columbia is prepared to deliver.
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Last Updated On March 10th 2017