Sometimes, you have a day off — away from work, away from the kids, or whatever counts as “off” for you. As a result, you might be feeling a little spontaneous and ready for adventure. So why not take one of these great one-day road trips near St. Louis, Missouri? You’d be surprised at how many of these fun attractions beyond the city are closer than you’d think.
Historic St. Charles: Only a half hour’s drive away, this colonial town rests on the edge of the Missouri River, providing historic sites, scenic views, and more than 100 stores and restaurants.
Great River Road: North of Alton, Illinois, lies the Great River Road, a road that winds between limestone bluffs and beautiful views of the river. Go antique shopping in local towns or go for a hike in Pere Marquette State Park.
Missouri Wine Country: There are so many options under this one! The towns of Augusta and Hermann are recommended for this trip, as they’re home to many wineries who want you to sample their offerings.
Meramac Caverns: Home to some of the largest cave formations in the world, the caverns here offer guided tours to curious adventurers.
Missouri is filled with many other options for one-day road trips near St. Louis. Don’t be afraid to explore beyond the city limits. You might be surprised what you find!