Vacation Rentals in Cape Girardeau
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Vacation rentals in Cape Girardeau
This gorgeous, nature centered destination is one to explore. Full of enchanting gardens, conservation centers and stunning nature overlooks, travelers will not be disappointed. Tucked away beside Missouri’s Mississippi River, Girardeau’s unique blend of history and natural beauty sets the perfect tone for a relaxing getaway. There are also plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained during their visit such as hiking trails, shopping, and dining. The majority of rentals are conveniently located along the riverside, close to all the fun. You can relax along the riverbank and watch the world go by or jump in and enjoy the varied water sports.Historic Cape rentals with gardens
Have an authentic Cape Girardeau experience in one of these charming, classic red brick-style accommodations. These visually stunning rentals come fully equipped with all the best amenities including gardens, river views, cozy living room and large kitchen. Complete with plenty of thoughtful touches that make a holiday rental worthwhile, these listings are perfect for any traveler! Venturing outside the downtown area, you will find rentals located in the countryside and woodlands of Cape Girardeau with their own signature charm. You are bound to have an amazing stay, whichever rental you choose!
Vacations in Cape Girardeau
The area and getting around
This Missouri town is known for its gardens and cultural centers. If you’re visiting during spring, the Pinecrest Azalea Gardens are the place to go to witness thousands of blossoms bursting with vivid color. Once known as “The City of Roses”, Cape Girardeau is home to Capaha Rose Garden with over 200 distinct varieties! Cape Girardeau County History Center is located in Jackson, Missouri and boasts a state-of-the-art historic cultural center with interactive workshops and special events. You’ll love the rotating exhibits displaying historical moments throughout the region.A destination full of food and brews
Cape Girardeau is not a destination that will leave you hungry! There are plenty of choices for food and drinks, from authentic Irish fare at Katy O'Ferrell's to Cajun cuisine at Broussard’s. Be sure to try the giant onion rings at Port Cape Girardeau, they’re a meal in themselves! The Minglewood Brewery, housed in an 1891 building downtown, serves up awesome home-made craft beer accompanied by southern comfort cuisine. The wineries are also worth checking out. Stop by Apple Creek, a family-owned estate winery with steak nights and live music on Sundays. Or relax at Hunter Valley Winery near Tears State Park with live music on the weekends and sangria with a reputation.
Travelers and activities
Cape Woods Conservation Area is a favorite among locals for its 2.5-mile hiking trail traversing lovely hills with ravines and meadows. The Trail of Tears State Park provides outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities including hiking, fishing, horseback riding and more! The trails take visitors through quiet woodlands and a serene lake with plenty of scenic overlooks for those memorable photo-ops. There are also plenty of other places to explore both Upriver and Downriver from Cape Girardeau.Cape Girardeau for History Buffs
Cape Girardeau was very important to the Civil War, and there are many sites within the city depicting the critical role it played during the conflict. One of the places travelers can visit for insights into this town’s historical past is the Fort D Historic Site located next to the Mississippi River. Cape Rock Park is another important historical marker worth taking the time to see. The site of this riverside town’s first trading post, the park proudly preserves the peaceful woods surrounding the area creating a tranquil atmosphere. Cape Girardeau Country Club, established in 1921, is also nearby with beautiful golf courses amid stunning scenery.
The locals of this beautiful Mississippi River town call Cape Girardeau simply “Cape” for short.
Top 5 travel tips in Cape Girardeau
One of the must-sees includes a visit to the Mississippi floodwall in the Old Downtown district where 24 panel murals tell the story of Cape Girardeau’s past. Adjacent to the mural you’ll find the Missouri Wall of Fame where you’ll see well known figures like T.S. Eliot, Mark Twain and more!2. Learn about Missouri’s rich wildlife
The Conservation Nature Center has many interactive exhibits including the marsh, river, and forest habitats. You’ll also see primitive farming tools from Native Americans on display. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and intriguing plant life will keep your camera busy. And the 2.5 miles of hills, ravines, and tall white oaks are worth the hike.3. Learn the fascinating history of Bollinger Mill
The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site was built by Bollinger in 1800, a few years after he arrived from North Carolina. It was the first flour mill in the area and still boasts the oldest covered bridge in Missouri. During the Civil War it was burned down, but in 1867 rebuilt on its original foundation.4. See the animals at Lazy L Safari Park
This venue is perfect for animal lovers! There are 50 different exotic animal exhibits and a petting zoo to keep you fully engaged during your visit. You can also dig for gems in the Gemstone Mine and get refreshed at the concession stands.5. Enjoy a day at Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center
This water spot is a nice place for some quality time during the week if you’re traveling with kids and want to cool off. There is a pirate ship for the little ones and big water slides for the juniors. Adults generally hang out in the lazy river, but the slides offer some fun too.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Cape Girardeau
On average, what was the cost for vacation rentals in Cape Girardeau last year?
With an average cost of $163 per night, Cape Girardeau lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
Do I need to plan a trip to Cape Girardeau well in advance?
When going on vacation to Cape Girardeau, it is necessary to think ahead as 86% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data from last year.
When are more vacation rentals available?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Cape Girardeau are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 31% of the total last year), September (30%), and October (30%).
How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Cape Girardeau?
Holidu has 30 vacation rentals in Cape Girardeau, provided by 2 different partners.