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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

Super Bowl Wings in Cape Girardeau

The Super Bowl can only mean wings, and February 5, 2017 isn't too far out.  Here's a round-up of the best spots in Cape Girardeau to order a basket of wings + where to watch the game! Found only-in-Cape Girardeau wings: BG's Olde Tyme is famous for their potato skins (seriously, they're called "BG's Famous Potato Skins"), but they have wings, too - served with their homemade Louisana hot sauce.   Broadway Biergarten's boneless wings are delicious (order them to-go for the big game, the Biergarten closes up just before kickoff... Read More

2016 on Instagram

Throughout all four seasons and all over town from the Mighty Missisippi to Bollinger Mill's covered bridge, Cape Girardeau is beautifully represented in pictures from the local photography community.  Using #capegirardeau and #visitcape, you share incredible snapshots of how you see and experience our river city.  Here's a look at 2016 on @VisitCape's Instagram month by month (give it a click to make it bigger!):     A highlight of 2016 was meeting Instagrammers at a Halloween and a Holiday Instameet at Old Lorimier Cemet... Read More

Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Cape Girardeau

Santa's elves have been working their little fingers to the bone to fill the space under your Christmas tree with the perfect presents!  Looking to buy for a few more on your list?  These unique local shops might have just what you're looking for!  Makers & Crafters Do you have crafters on your holiday shopping list? The Golden Needle is a really special fabric and quilt shop filled with notions, patterns and high quality fabric.  The Tangled Yarn and Yearning 4 Yarn are two different downtown yarn shops, each offering... Read More

Cape Girardeau's Christmas Classics

'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. Christmas at the Glenn House opens for their annual holiday tours November 25th, and you can wander through this beautifully decorated Victorian home every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1 - 4 p.m. through December 18th.  See the home aglow at a Candlelight Tour from ... Read More

Your Guide to the Holidays in Cape Girardeau

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Christmas festivities are filling up the calendar in Cape Girardeau!  Christmas at the Glenn House is a Christmas Classic.  This beautifully decorated Victorian home is open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Thanksgiving through December 18th, with candlelight tours the evenings of December 9th and December 17th. Bring some hot chocolate to watch floats all aglow playing Christmas music parade down Broadway at the 25th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights, November 27th.   Christ... Read More

Restaurants Open for the Holidays in Cape Girardeau

Planning on a meal out this holiday season?  Here's a list of the restaurants open for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Applebee's:  Thanksgiving, 11 a.m. - midnight and Christmas, 11 a.m. - midnight Chan's: Closed on Thanksgiving, open Christmas 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. China Buffet: Closed on Thanksgiving, open Christmas 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Cracker Barrel: Thanksgiving, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., closed on Christmas Denny's: Open 24 hours Thanksgiving and Christmas. Farmer's Pick Buffet: Thanksgiving, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and... Read More

Wintertime Indoor Fun in Cape Girardeau

Winter is here in full force, and while the water parks and walk through zoos may be shut down for the season, there is still plenty of indoor fun to be had in Cape Girardeau for little ones! Discovery Playhouse is a great spot to spend a chilly afternoon, all cozied up inside this children's museum.  Your kiddos can splash in the water garden, climb on the fire engine, milk the "cow", play doctor in the nursery, drive through the bank (with working pneumatic tube system) and much more.  The infant play area is a sunny, shoes-off s... Read More

2015 in Pictures

2015 was a year filled with high waters, pizza, wooded trails, water slides, celebrity sightings (Al Roker and Tom Green!), ice cream, downtown, sunsets and new beginnings with the ground breaking for the new indoor sports complex.....all of the things that make Cape Girardeau a memorable place to visit or live.  Here's to many more in 2016!                                                          ... Read More
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