A self-catering rental in Missouri is found in the Midwestern United States. The capital of Missouri is Jefferson City while the largest urban areas are St Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield. The landscape is very rich are varied with the Missouri River separating the plains in the north of the State from the Ozark Mountains in the south.
Vacation rental villas in Missouri are in a state that although in the mid-west has a definite southern flavour. St Louis, the name reflects its French past, is on the confluence of the Mississippi and the Missouri Rivers, famed for the steamboats era. Architecturally this is a beautiful city to explore with lots of open green space. A visit to the City Museum and the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis are both a must. Possibly less famous is the historic town of Arrow Rock, the entire town is a National Historic Landmark partly for its links with the Santa Fe Trail. Guided tours are available although just exploring on your own is interesting.
While there is a great deal of urban history to be explored while staying in self-catering vacation accommodation in Missouri, there is also the great outdoors. Lake of the Ozarks State Park is both beautiful, has an array of caves and a lake that is 92miles long. Hiking, horse riding, canoeing, kayaking and caving are all possible here; there are more caves in Missouri than in any other US state so if caving is your thing this is the place.
There are plenty of places to visit while staying in a Missouri self-catering holiday home. For a start Missouri is bordered by no less than eight other states; Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Iowa. Within the state it is interesting to seek out some of the archaeological excavations along the great rivers that are testament to the 7,000 years of continuous habitation and settlement; before 1000ad there was a Mississippian culture with a political structure and cities with thousands of individual residences.
Missouri generally has a humid continental climate with cold winters and hot and humid summers. In the southern part of the state the weather borders on a humid subtropical climate. Located in the interior United States, Missouri often experiences extremes in temperatures.
The best airports for Missouri vacation rentals are Kansas City (MCI) and St Louis (SUS). UK Airports for both throughout the year are London-Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (GTW), Glasgow International (GLA) and Manchester International (MAN. The main carriers are Delta, United and American Airlines.