JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Women of all ages can make Jefferson City their destination for a fun and relaxing "Girlfriends Getaway." Its location in mid-Missouri makes Jefferson City convenient for traveling from any direction, and its many activities and amenities are worth traveling for.
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Jefferson City, Missouri's capital city, is a great place for friends to stay, play, shop and spoil themselves. Lodging options are plentiful in one of the city's hotels or motels. Cliff Manor Bed and Breakfast offers a home-away-from-home experience for those whose travel plans allow them to book in advance. For more information, go to the "Accommodations" tab at www.visitjeffersoncity.com.
Treasures can be found in every corner of Jefferson City's small stand-alone shops and boutiques, featuring antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor and more. Large retail stores offer a wide selection of items for the whole family. Check out the "Shopping" link at www.visitjeffersoncity.com to learn more.
For relaxing and unwinding, visitors can treat themselves to pampering services at one of the city's many spas and salons. The hustle and bustle of daily life are left behind when the group indulges in services like massages and facials, manicures and pedicures, or a brand new look with hair styling and make-overs.
Jefferson City getaways offer experiences travelers cannot get anywhere else. The history and art of the Missouri State Capitol Building, the Governor's Mansion and other historic landmarks make Jefferson City a one-of-a-kind getaway location. Find more information about the historic side of Jefferson City in the "Historic Sites" link at www.visitjeffersoncity.com.
Travelers can relax and unwind at one of Jefferson City's many restaurants. Spring, summer and fall offer the chance to dine al fresco along the sidewalks downtown or on decks and patios around the city. If a glass of wine or beer is on the menu for the group, Canterbury Hill Winery offers a variety of hand-crafted wines served on a bluff overlooking the city, and Prison Brews offers a selection of their own beers in a unique and fun prison-themed atmosphere. Each Jefferson City restaurant is proud to offer visitors the chance to treat themselves to a specialty of the house, ensuring a satisfying dining experience as part of a Capital City getaway. See the list under the "Dining" tab at www.visitjeffersoncity.com.
Coming up . . .
Here's a look at some of the upcoming family friendly events and festivities around the Jefferson City area:
"Thursday Night Live" Finale
Dates: June 27
Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: Corner of Madison and High Streets
Description: Every Thursday in June will feature live music on Madison Street and High Street in downtown Jefferson City. Visitors bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy great music on early-summer evenings. Downtown stores, restaurants and bars offer "Thursday Night Live" specials.
Contact Information: www.facebook.com/thursdaynightlivejc
2013 Salute to America
Dates: July 3-4
Time: Various events on Wednesday, starting with a beer garden at 4 p.m., followed by the parade at 6 p.m. Thursday's celebration begins at 11 a.m. and continues to 11 p.m.
Location: Downtown Jefferson City
Description: Jefferson City's annual 4th of July celebration, Salute to America, features a variety of attractions throughout a festival district in downtown Jefferson City, including carnival rides, a parade, live music, beer gardens, a classic car show and the largest fireworks spectacular in Central Missouri.
Contact Information: Visit www.salutetoamerica.org for schedule of events and entertainment
"A Summer of Stories" at Museum After Hours
Dates: July 10, August 7
Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: Missouri State Museum, located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol
Description: The Missouri State Museum will feature storytellers in its summer series of the Museum After Hours program. Programs will take place in the museum classroom, which is located in the History Hall (east wing). Museum galleries will stay open until 9 p.m.
Contact Information: call 573-522-9060
Shelter Insurance Show-Me State Games Torch Run
Date: July 19
Location: Missouri State Capitol
Description: The Show-Me State Games Torch Run will stop in Jefferson City at noon on July 19. The stop at the State Capitol is the last one before the torch wraps up its tour around the state, ending at the games' opening ceremonies in Columbia at the Mizzou Arena. The Games feature 40 events in an Olympic-style competition for people of all ages and abilities.
Contact Information: Go to www.smsg.org for more information.