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A Grown-Up's Getaway to Cape Girardeau

Looking for a quick, cabin-fever busting getaway this winter? We've got you covered with a weekend full of local wine and beer, performing arts, fine dining and more so you can shake off those winter blues in Cape Girardeau to escape from the ordinary for a little while. Start your Friday with a leisurely meal that sets the pace for the weekend; The Southerner features a refined take on a classic southern menu, with cast iron brussel sprouts so good you'll be converted to the vegetable after one bite. Need a place to stay? Browse lodging optio... Read More

The Grants - A Love Story

Patti House, Fort D Historic Site Volunteer, has Ulysses S. Grant on her mind around Valentine's Day every year. Read on to find out why!  "Recently on an NPR interview I heard the speaker say, 'Emails are the love letters of our times.' This may be true, but I cherish the handwritten notes from my spouse, especially those written while we were trying to maintain a long distance courtship. Thankfully, letter writing was alive and well during the Civil War. The letters, diaries, and journals that have survived give a view from a personal p... Read More

Four Hot Drinks to Warm You Up this Month in Cape Girardeau

Switch up your typical morning pick-me-up with one of these drinks bound to warm you up! Settle in for a pot of tea at Baristas. The Moroccan Jasmine Mint Tea is served beautifully on a wooden tray with a pretty glass pot of piping hot tea and can be enjoyed at a marble table in front of a sunny window looking out over Broadway or in the historic 1920's lobby.  I bet you've never asked for a Fluffernut before at a coffeehouse, and here's your chance. Born from a regional Barista competition, the Fluffernut at Cup 'N Cork is full of ... Read More

Wintertime Family Fun in Cape Girardeau

Playgrounds are icy, Cape Splash's swimming pools are filled with snow instead of aqua water, and your kids are cooped up and have energy to spare. Here are some indoor spots where your kids can burn off those wiggles during wintry weather when outside isn't an option.  Discovery Playhouse This indoor children's museum has two floors of activities for kids who are creative, active, mechanical and everything in between. The first floor has a sunny area set aside for babies with age appropriate toys and play structures, a fire station with... Read More

Date Night in Cape Girardeau

Put the comfy sweats away and dust off your going out clothes, it's time to break out of the daily grind and go on a date! Here are some of our favorite date ideas in Cape Girardeau just in time for Valentine's Day. Day Date If your schedule frees you up in the morning, try a day date on for size. Sunday brunch at Gabriel's on Main Street in Downtown Cape Girardeau sets you up for a leisurely few hours of excellent coffee and a small, curated menu of seasonal brunch items much better than anything you could recreate at home, like Tiramisu Fr... Read More

Warm Up and Find your Hygge at these Cozy Spots in Cape Girardeau

Hygge is the Danish quality of “coziness and comfortable conviviality," and you can find your hygge at one of these exceptionally cozy spots in Cape Girardeau.  Stop by Baristas for a coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate. Their cafe in the Marquette tower has views onto Broadway and a fabulous classic vibe, but you're welcome to enjoy your purchases in the Marquette Building's incredible 1920's lobby with cushy couches and chairs, a fireplace, and character galore.  Another cozy spot for coffee is Cup 'N Cork in downtown Cape... Read More

Mark Your Calendars for 2018 Events in Cape Girardeau

Mark your calendars for a year of fun, engaging events in Cape Girardeau, Missouri! Here's what's happening, month by month, and you can see all of these events - and many more! - on our event calendar.  January Winter Tree ID Cardinal Caravan Bootheel Bluegrass Festival Cinderella: The Opera John Mceuen STOMP February First Friday with the Arts Maple Sugaring Mary Poppins the Musical Family Day at Crisp Museum: Rockrageous A Taste of Romance on the Mississippi River Hills Wine... Read More

How Can We Serve You in 2018?

2017 is winding down and I'm looking ahead to 2018! I want to do whatever I can to make sure I'm providing you with the best travel tools for Cape Girardeau, and to do that, I need your help. If you have just a few moments, filling out this survey would be enormously beneficial as I plan our 2018 content. If you'd like, leave your e-mail address and I'll draw a few folks to win a Cape Girardeau t-shirt. Your e-mail will ONLY be used for the purposes of the drawing.  I appreciate your help! Here's to another great year in Cape Girardeau.&n... Read More

Restaurants Open on Christmas & Holiday Happenings

Dining out on Christmas Day? Here's what's open in Cape Girardeau!  Applebee's: Open from 11 a.m. - midnight Chan's: Open from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Hibachi Super Buffet: Open from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Denny's: Open 24 hours a day Farmer's Pick Buffet inside Isle Casino Cape Girardeau: Open for Christmas brunch from 4 - 10 p.m.; Farmer's Pick also offers a holiday-to-go carryout special.  Great Wall: Open from 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Huddle House: Open 24 hours a day Little Kitchen: Open from 11 a.m. - 8 ... Read More

Locally Produced Gifts for the Holidays

Looking to gift everyone on your “nice” list something made right here in Cape Girardeau? Here’s a round-up of locally produced items and a few other gift ideas to fill that space under your Christmas tree! Consumables Pick up a jar of Riverbend Honey at the Indie House, it makes a great stocking stuffer in a smaller size! You’ll also find Ember and Valor, a line of men’s beard oils and products, made and sold at the Indie House. Dynamite Coffee roasts responsibly sourced beans in small batches, and you can get t... Read More
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