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Treasure Hunting for Antiques in Columbia

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Some shoppers hunt for a good deal, others for the newest trend. Then there are those who hunt for treasure. Vintage posters, antique furniture and collectibles from childhood all get their hearts racing. If antiques are your thing, then Columbia is home to plenty of great shops to explore during your next visit. Midway Antique […]

Living Artfully with Andrea: Columbia’s Music and Theatre

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Hello! My name is Andrea and I am a sales manager for the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau. I am an avid traveler, and I love the experience of meeting new people, experiencing new unexpected environments, the FOOD, the art, music and just soaking it all up. Each month I am going to introduce you, our visitor, to all things […]

Traveling Tigers: 8 Things Not to Miss in Gainesville

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Are you traveling to Florida to watch the Tigers take on the Gators? Check out these 8 “don’t miss” activities from Visit Gainesville!  (Mizzou visits The Swamp) 1. Discover the largest collection of bamboo in the southeast at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Twenty five major collections make up Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The collections include the largest […]

Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday! Today’s favorites come from Tourism Development Manager, Julie Ausmus – It’s Friday in July, my favorite day of the work week and my favorite time of the year! Throw in a payday, and it doesn’t get much better. Before I leave on vacation to one of my favorite places with some of my […]

Spouse and Family Itineraries

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Best of Columbia and Rocheport Tour 8:30 a.m. Shelter Gardens, Contact: 573-445-8441 Start the day with a morning stroll through the award-winning Shelter Gardens, which features a replica one-room school house, garden for the blind, rose garden, fern grotto, streams and pools. 9:00 a.m. MKT Spur and M.L. King Jr. Memorial Gardens , Contact: 573-874-7460 Columbia’s […]

Columbia Side Trip: Rocheport

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We know there’s enough to do in Columbia to last you for your entire trip, but mid-Missouri has lots to offer when you head outside the city limits. Today we’ll explore Rocheport, a beautiful town just 15 minutes west of Columbia set on the Missouri River. Start your day with a walk, run or ride […]

CoMo for the Holidays 2017

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Looking for a great shopping experience, a free holiday event for the family, or a musical on-stage performance? Columbia has it all! Find details below on shopping, free holiday events, holiday celebrations, music and on-stage performances, and more. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you! SHOPPING Columbia Holiday Festival November 17-19 Friday 6-9 PM, Saturday […]

5 Ideas for a Wintery Date Night in Columbia

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As it gets colder, you may be tempted to pass on date night so that you don’t have to brave the frigid temps, snow, and everything else Missouri winters tend to bring. We don’t blame you – it can be hard to find the strength to emerge from your warm pile of blankets (we’ve all […]

Traveling Tigers: Top 10 Things Not to Miss in Fayetteville

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Thanks to our friends at the Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau for sharing!  Get in the holiday spirit with the Lights of the Ozarks festival Each holiday season, the Downtown Fayetteville Square gets transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 400,000 lights. Nightly carriages, pony rides, fresh hot chocolate, and festive holiday music make the […]

Columbia Side Trip – Arrow Rock

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Just a short 45 minute drive from Columbia is the village of Arrow Rock. The entire village is a designated National Historic Landmark and is full of friendly people, charming shops and fascinating historical attractions. Start your day by checking out the visitors center and museum right on the edge of the village. Get visitor […]