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2014 in Review + Happy New Year!

We had LOTS of fun on Instagram in 2014, here's just a snippet:  



Join us in 2015!  Tag your Cape Girardeau images with #VisitCape, and follow along @VisitCape.  Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Holiday Gift Guide Round Up

Are you still making that list and checking it twice?  There’s time to knock out your holiday shopping and get it all wrapped and ready for Christmas! Here's a handy round up all of our holiday gift guides and the hours of the shops highlighted to help you finish up your holiday shopping. Holiday Gift Guide: Active Outdoors Foutz's Hunting and Fishing, open Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Christmas Eve 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Missouri Running Company, open Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Socially & Environmentally Conscious

Giving is in this holiday season. Honor the socially and environmentally conscious folks on your Christmas list at one of these charitable stores in Cape Girardeau. A minimum of 10% of each sale goes to local and international charities at Philanthropy, and many of the quirky items they carry have a charitable component, too. Giving key necklaces are unique, eye-catching gifts, and they’re engraved with inspiring words by Los Angeles locals who are transitioning out of homelessness. A blog of giving key recipients who have paid it... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

Sniff out gifts for your four-legged family members and friends at local pet stores! Busch Pet Products has all-natural pet foods and treats plus pet-related gifts galore. Keep your pet safe on dark walks with a light that clips to their collar, and harnesses that keep them in one spot in the car. Zogoflex toys pack a long life span and are great for particularly chew happy pups. Mississippi Mutts has a store full of fun for your pet. Personalize a Christmas ornament for your tree to showcase your four-legged buddy, or bring them home ... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Gracious Host

Is there a natural entertainer on your Christmas list this year, someone who throws amazing dinner parties and makes it look like a piece of cake? Show up at their door with one of these host/hostess-with-the-mostess approved gifts and you are sure to get another invitation! Annie Em’s at Home illustrates how to set a beautiful table without the fuss. Even better, Emilie, the owner, takes all of the guess work out of the equation by providing everything you need to replicate the look. A handy pad of pretty paper placemats add easy h... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Style Savvy

Give the gift of style to the fashion forward set on your list with unique pieces sourced right here in Cape Girardeau! Get cozy at Stash. Slouchy, soft sweaters and plush scarves in every color keep your loved ones toasty in the latest looks. Stop by Sloan + Themis for darling bead-your-own jewelry making kits with perfectly paired colors and textures - they’re perfect stocking stuffers! The ready-to-wear collection boasts one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets, and the array of sparkling rhinestone earrings will glam up any out... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Teens

Teens can be a challenge to shop for during the holidays, but fortunately videogames and the latest styles are pretty safe bets! The in-the-know folks at Gaming Grounds can help you select just the right game, a new controller or accessory or a gaming system for your teen. Used games and accessories get you the most bang for your buck.  As a bonus, you can purchase gaming time, so teens can try out games before purchasing them. Trendy women’s fashion and accessories are hand-selected by the owner of Ophelia Boutique. If you... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Kiddos Under 12

Feeling a little stuck on what to get your kiddos under 12 this Christmas? Locally owned Cape Girardeau shops have you covered with something to wear, something to read, something they want and something they need! Something to wear: Merci features an array of the cutest clothes and accessories for your kids around. The shoes are too adorable for words, and moms will appreciate the kid-safe Chewbead necklaces. Something to read: Classics are overhauled to appeal to the younger set at Bloom. Wuthering Heights turns into a primer on w... Read More

A Very Merry Holiday in Cape Girardeau

Tis the season for cozy holiday favorites in Cape Girardeau! Year after year, the following events are written into family yearbooks as happy holiday memories. Savor an old favorite or start a brand new tradition with these established seasonal events in Cape Girardeau. Cheery lights brighten Cape County Park North every year from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. The light display began with 11 displays in 1987 as a cooperative effort to provide a spot for Cape Girardeau citizens to decorate together for the holidays. The entire co... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide: Active Outdoors

If you have some on your holiday shopping list who are all about the "over the river and through the woods" part of the classic Christmas carol, then this is the holiday gift guide for you!   Outfit your favorite hunter or fisher man or woman at Foutz’s Hunting and Fishing.  Camo, boots, camo boots, bright orange hunter safety equipment and thick warm socks to keep your hunter’s toes toasty on frosty mornings will help them enjoy the great outdoors comfortably and safely.  Anglers will appreciate a new collection o... Read More
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