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 warmest months in Jefferson City are June and May, when temperatures reach 96 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 10 ˚F. The wettest month in Jefferson City is June with 7.26 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.86 inches of rain.
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At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of the leading providers - Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. AllTheRooms has 231 rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Jefferson City, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Jefferson City is available at $10 per night. On average, an accommodation in Jefferson City will cost you $139 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Jefferson City can choose from 76 places to stay that have WiFi. We have 20 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 13 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you are driving to Jefferson City, you'll want to pick from 84 places to stay that provide parking. We track 13 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 24 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In Jefferson City AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 71 places to stay from Airbnb, 6 accommodations from Priceline and 6 places to stay from Agoda.
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