As the new year unfolds, we welcome January, and a fresh start, with open arms! While the temperatures may be chilly, the possibilities for adventure and fun are endless. From outdoor activities to cozy indoor escapes, here’s a curated bucket list to make the most of your January in Cape Girardeau!
Scenic Winter Walks along the Riverfront
Bundle up and take a stroll along the picturesque riverfront. The views and crisp air of the Mississippi River against the winter backdrop are simply enchanting. Don’t forget your camera to capture the beauty of the frozen landscapes and the murals!
Sip and Savor at Local Cafés
Warm up from the inside out by visiting the local cafés and coffee shops scattered throughout the city. Whether it’s a hot cup of coffee at Ground-A-Bout, a sweet treat from Socials Café, or a comforting bowl of soup from Green’s Garden, Cape Girardeau’s cozy cafes offer the perfect break from the winter chill.
Attend an Event at Southeast Missouri State University
Check out the events calendar at Southeast Missouri State University for cultural and entertainment experiences. From performances at the River Campus to art exhibitions, the university offers a variety of indoor events that showcase the local talent and vibrant community spirit.
Snow Day Fun
If snow graces Cape Girardeau, seize the opportunity for some classic winter fun at Southeast Missouri State’s campus. Pack your sleds and enjoy the thrill of sliding down snow-covered hills. It’s a family-friendly activity that brings out the child in everyone!
Explore Historic Downtown Cape Girardeau
Discover the charm of historic downtown Cape Girardeau with its unique shops and restaurants like 1998 Boutique, Better Days Studio, Water & William Olive Oil Co., Kenny’s Flippin Burgers, Pasta + Sauce, and many more!
Embrace the season with this bucket list, and you’ll find that winter in Cape Girardeau offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural experiences, and cozy escapes that make it a delightful destination year-round. If you’re looking for other things to do, check out our other adventures on the VisitCape Discover Cape page!