What can you expect from a flight to Missouri? From the Ozark Mountains to the muddy Mississippi River, there is much to see and do when your flight to Missouri lands.
Missouri served as the starting and return point for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and later earned the nickname the “Gateway to the West” because it was the departure point for settlers heading to the west. Thanks to its location on the Mississippi River, Missouri was one of the first states to introduce river boats to its residents. As bootlegging and prohibition made its way throughout the U.S., Missouri thrived on cultural reinvention and a quest for individuality. Missouri hosted the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and Louisiana Purchase Exposition, which was made famous in the 1944 movie, Meet Me in St. Louis.
Today, visitors booking flights to Missouri can travel the same paths that Lewis and Clark discovered and set foot on ground that served the world’s first ice cream cone and glass of iced tea. The state’s most recognized monument, the Gateway Arch, was built in 1965 and serves as a tribute to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase. Upon completion of the Arch, Missouri earned the nickname the “Show Me State” for its purpose of “showing” settlers any opportunity of a greater life to the west of the Mississippi River.
Booking flights to Missouri today offers travelers a step back in time and an opportunity to relish in one of the United States’ most pivotal states.
Popular Destinations in Missouri
A Great Plains state, Missouri has a continental climate with regional variations. Temperatures in Kansas City and St. Louis range from the mid-20s (F) in January to 80 in July. Snowfall averages 20 inches in the north and 10 inches in the southeast. Temperatures in the spring are usually in the 50s in March and warm up April through June. April through August are the wettest months. By mid-September things begin to cool down and fall can be delightful. Missouri is in tornado alley and March through May is the peak tornado season.
Summer is hot in Missouri, but it’s also peak tourist season as school is out and families are vacationing. Missouri flights and accommodations book up fast during the summer months, but many of the top attractions hold summer hours and are open longer for tourists. Spring is also a high travel season in Missouri and is sometimes host to the NCAA Basketball tournament.
Winters are cold in the midwest, but cheap flights to Missouri can easily be found during this time. Many tourist attractions keep shorter hours during the winter months.
Missouri is easy to get around. Local Missouri flights are available from St. Louis to other cities and counties in the state. Travelers booking flights to Missouri should consider renting a car for travel throughout the state. The highway systems are easy to navigate and parking is easy to come by in the city.
Those tourists staying in St. Louis can take the newly developed Tram around the city to the main tourist attractions.
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