Whether you’re visiting with friends, a significant other, or you want a weekend away, we’ve assembled the best itinerary for a kid-free getaway to Springfield, Missouri.
Shopping at STAXX in Springfield, Missouri
Breakfast: Start your day by embarking on the Ozarks Coffee Trail adventure. Visit local coffee shops or try unique beverages at your old favorites. Register online and check in at participating locations to earn points for free swag.
Morning Activity: Peruse local boutiques! Visit the Brentwood Shopping Center for locally owned shops like STAXX, Clothe Boutique, The Market, Town & County and more.
Lunch: Stop by Derby Deli, located inside the Brown Derby International Wine Center, for a high-quality deli sandwich or salad. Indulge in something from their dessert case on your way out!
Afternoon Activity: Pack a picnic lunch and head to Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. A $5 entry fee lets you enjoy the serene environment with a large koi lake, moon bridge, meditation spot and tea house. Take in the beauty of nature, especially during spring or fall.
Dinner: Sit down for a classy dinner at Kai After Dark—the best time to go is after 9 p.m. so you can order small plates and martinis from their late-night menu. Of course, don’t forget to treat yourself to the tiramisu for dessert.
Slow down and RELAX
People playing pool at Billiards
Breakfast: Begin your day with a peaceful breakfast at The Order, located in the charming Hotel Vandivort. You can find an array of distinctive breakfast dishes and a menu of breakfast cocktails.
Morning Activity: Treat yourself to a relaxing morning at Acacia Spa. The day and med spa offers many massage services, as well as rejuvenating facials and nourishing body treatments.
Lunch: Visit Greek Belly for an authentic Greek dining experience. Try falafel or a classic gyro, and of course, don’t miss out on the baklava—a classic Greek dessert—with a honey, cinnamon, citrus syrup drizzled on top.
Afternoon Activity: Head Downtown to experience the charm of the Queen City’s independent movie theater, Moxie Cinema. Enjoy a selection of old and new films that may not be shown elsewhere.
Dinner: Head to Billiards for a laid-back atmosphere with affordable beer and bar food. Challenge your friends to a game of 8 Ball or bag toss.
Cocktails at Golden Girl Rum Club
Late afternoon: Begin your evening with tropical-inspired cocktails at Golden Girl Rum Club. Enjoy the modern tiki bar vibe, complete with neon signs and an extensive collection of high-end rums.
Dinner: You can’t go wrong with pizza during a night out. Head over to PaPPo’s Pizzeria for exceptional pizza made from scratch with fresh ingredients and authentic Italian flavor.
Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory
After Dinner Entertainment: Catch a show at Gillioz Theatre. Marvel at the flashy marquee and extravagant interior. Or, experience a blend of class and irreverence at Blue Room Comedy Club—a stand-up comedy venue that hosts a range of acts from up-and-comers to occasional big-name comedians. Walk around the corner to find Vantage Rooftop Lounge for a stunning sunset photo of downtown Springfield. Relish cocktails and shareable plates with a sophisticated twist atop Hotel Vandivort. During winter, book one of the rooftop igloos for a cozy experience.