Feast 5: Staycations

Let Them Eat Art is your chance to explore art, eat and drink not far from home. 

Eat Your Art Out

Take a staycation in historic downtown Maplewood, Missouri, and celebrate the 13th-annual Let Them Eat Art event on Friday the 13th! This street festival is a perennial nod to Bastille Day and features live art demonstrations by more than 50 artists, music and entertainment from 6 to 11pm. Look for food, drink and in-shop specials offered by Maplewood’s award-winning food purveyors and merchants.

Fri., July 13; Maplewood, Missouri; click here for more information

Go Green

Take a drive from the city this summer, and in no time you’ll be making drives from the tee box on the fairway of Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Illinois. Situated 41 miles from St. Louis, the course offers 18 holes with multiple tees to ensure a challenge for all players.

Okawville, Illinois; click here for more information

Swank in SoMo

Whether you live in Springfield, Missouri, or can make the drive to the southeastern city, Hotel Vandivort will make it worth your while. The 50-person boutique hotel is situated in the heart of downtown and includes modern aesthetics and upscale amenities such as spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers; mobile control of audio, video and lighting; and a local snack basket at check-in. You needn’t go far for a vibrant, elevated farm-to-table meal: The Order offers craft cocktails and indulgent dishes in the lobby.

Springfield, Missouri; click here for more information

Storied Stories

The brand-new 21c Museum Hotel in Kansas City started taking bookings this month for its boutique hotel that combines art and overnight hospitality in one. The hotel doubles as a free contemporary art museum with rotating installations and exhibits in its galleries. The space itself is a relic – it’s a redevelopment of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill. Along with 120 art-filled rooms, the hotel features a chef-driven restaurant, The Savoy at 21c, that’s a nod to its former occupant.

Kansas City, click here for more information

Find Your Trail

Explore the Katy Trail at the historic Hotel Frederick in Boonville, Missouri, which offers an on-site bike rental shop. Built in 1905, Hotel Frederick has plenty of modern amenities to help you relax after your adventure, from free homestyle breakfast to luxurious linens and robes, air-jet tubs and Romanesque Revival décor. You can also unwind with a book from the library, raid its game chest and have a meal at its recently renovated contemporary restaurant, Revival.

Boonville, Missouri; click here for more information

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