Traveling to Missouri includes a visit to the city known as the “Gateway to the West” and that means making a lodging reservation at a St. Louis bed and breakfast. The Greater St. Louis region includes counties in the states of Missouri and Illinois and is the 18th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The Gateway Arch is the most popular attraction, but there are many more like Anheauser-Bush Brewery, home of the Budweiser Clydesdales. In fact, St. Louis offers more free major attractions than any place outside the nation’s capital. You can also take a cruise on a paddlewheel or try your luck at gambling on a riverboat casino.
Augusta, MO is in wine country, the first federally designated viticulture area in the U.S., with several wineries in the area for touring and tasting.
Then, take a bike ride on Katy Trail, the longest “National Rails-to-Trails” project. Along the trail, overlooking the Missouri River is Marthasville where The Daniel Boone home is located.