Jefferson City, the Capital of the U.S. state of Missouri, is a captivating small town that’s consistently regarded as one of the most idyllic hidden gems in the entire country. With it’s proximity to the Missouri River and its amount of lush tree-lined streets, Jefferson City blows visitors away with its natural beauty. In town, you’ll find upscale boutiques, unique retailers, antique outlets, art galleries, and everything in between. Missouri’s state capital is a place that equally appeals to the eager shopper and the history buff. Here you’ll find important historical buildings, special landmarks, museums, and much more. Jefferson City is also an excellent place for fine dining. Even if you’re more of a frugal traveler, we highly recommend you try some of the culinary delights they have on offer.
Weirdly enough, one of the best things to do in Jefferson City is to visit the Missouri State Penitentiary. In the early 20th century it was the largest penitentiary in the country, but also deemed the “bloodiest 47 acres in America” due to countless deaths and injuries. Today the jail has been converted into a museum which you can tour. They even host ghost tours and overnight stays if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
It’d be a crime to visit Jefferson City and not go to the capital. Policy wonks and architecture buffs alike will find an afternoon of enjoyment here at the capital building. The primary buildig is modeled after the nation’s capital in D.C., which makes it great for photos.
Outdoor enthusiasts should make their way over to the Runge Nature Center which holds tons of exhibits displaying Missouri’s natural and ecological wealth. There’s also a network of trails that have info boards along the way, serving as a self-guide experience.
In order to kill some time, we also recommend strolling the quaint downtown area of Jefferson City. There you’ll find the intimate cinema and tons of shops. Beware: chances are you will not be leaving empty-handed.
Vacation rentals in Jefferson City are some of the best in the entire state. Whether you’re looking for a vintage retro building near the historical district or an uptown flat, Jefferson City has it all. Within 30 miles of Jefferson City you’ll find a vacation rental, a house rental, or a vacation home. As far as places to stay, we recommend staying near the capital in downtown or out towards the city’s fringe near the state park.
Missouri is truly a state of four seasons. Winters can get impressively cold, and summer heat is known to keep travelers indoors seeking shelter with air conditioning. We recommend visiting Jefferson City in the spring or fall when the climate is in balance between its two extremes .
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Jefferson City. The hottest month in Jefferson City is June, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -5 ˚F. The wettest month in Jefferson City is March with 6.14 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.1 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have vacation rentals from all of your favorite providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. Jefferson City has 227 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Jefferson City is only $10 a night. A typical accommodation in Jefferson City costs on average $139 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your time in Jefferson City, then you can choose from over 74 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 19 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 13 accommodations that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Jefferson City, you'll want to pick from 82 places to stay that provide parking. We have 13 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 24 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In Jefferson City AllTheRooms currently compares hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 69 places to stay from Airbnb, 6 accommodations from Priceline and 6 places to stay from Agoda.
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