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A or B – What’s Your Ideal Excelsior Experience?

In Excelsior Springs we offer something for everyone! No matter what your travel or leisure style may be, you’ll find it here! You’ll find ways to EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE and ENJOY like you never have before! Keep reading our A or B comparisons to see what you like the most! Hopefully they will help in planning your next trip to visit us!

Hotel OR Private Overnight Accommodation

Excelsior Springs, Missouri is home to one of the most famous and historic hotels of the area, The Elms Hotel & Spa! This overnight stay has it all, from newly restored rooms, to a beautiful spa, to wonderful dining options. If you’re into the hotel nightly stay, this option won’t disappoint!

You can enjoy one of our many private overnight accommodations! We have wonderful options to choose from, some whole house rentals, others B&B’s, some private rooms. Explore and choose the experience you are looking for when you check out The Inn on Crescent Lake, The Guest House, Payne Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast, Sunny Side Cottage or Sunset Haven. Each offer a uniquely perfect overnight stay experience that you’ll love!

For more information on all of your overnight accommodation options, make sure to visit our Overnight Stays page and check the details out!

Romantic Escape OR Girlfriends Getaway

Before you plan your visit, it’s important to decide who’s coming with you? Are you looking for a Romantic Escape with the love of your life or are you looking for some quality time with your best gal pals? Don’t worry! We have the perfect options for either choice!

Excelsior Springs is gaining ground as one of the “go-to” locations for storybook weddings and romantic getaways in Missouri! Get pampered, enjoy a quiet dinner, get breathtakingly special photos and take it all in! Here’s a link to some of our Romantic Getaway recommendations when you come see us!

Girlfriend’s Getaway more your calling? Imagine SHOPPING, EATERIES, WINERIES, TROLLEYS, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT. Enough said??? Seriously, we have it all! Let’s plan your girlfriend’s getaway now!

Breakfast OR Dinner

From foodies to families, the eateries in Excelsior Springs will make your taste buds explode! The eclectic mix of locally owned eateries offer unique and authentic dining experiences that go above and beyond a good meal! Now, we just have to decide if you’re favorite meal is breakfast or dinner…

If you picked Breakfast, but didn’t pick a B&B for your overnight stay, we recommend checking out locally owned and operated since 1932, Ray’s Diner! It’s truly a step back in time when you walk through the doors!

Dinner? Depends on what you’re craving… You can enjoy a delicious burger from Broadway Bar & Grill, a savory slab of ribs from Wabash BBQ, or a delicious steak from Ventana Gourmet Grill.

Don’t worry! We have more options, too! Check out all of our eateries!

Antiquing & Home Décor OR Boutique Clothing

Shopping in Downtown Excelsior Springs includes a bevy of shops, from artisan inspired to the chic and sleek! You can find antiques, home décor, apparel, upcycled furniture, paintings, jewelry, toys and more! Many times the best gifts and keepsakes are found right here in downtown!

For the Home Décor & Antiquing shopper we recommend checking out places like Bliss and Fishing River Market.

For the Boutique Clothing shopper, you don’t want to miss out on Blue Bird Couture or Style By Ry!

But don’t worry! We have more than just that! You can also enjoy places like Broadway Toyz and Sturm Bros.’ Jewelry among many more!

Exploring History OR Recreation

Are you the traveler that enjoys exploring the history of where you are visiting or are you the type that wants to get out and do and experience where you are visiting? Don’t worry, of course we have options for both here in Excelsior Springs!

For the historian enthusiasts, stopping in at the Hall of Waters Visitor Center where you can learn about how the City of Excelsior Springs was founded should be your first stop and stop two is the Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives! You’ll be able to dig right in and talk with experts at both locations about our past, present and future!

For the Active Outdoors traveler… How does ziplining sound? Just a hop, skip and a jump on the outskirts of town you can enjoy ziplining through the tree tops at Show Me Ziplines or you can play a round of golf at the Excelsior Springs Golf Course that is one of the nicest courses “North of the River”!

Rest & Relaxation OR The Great Outdoors

No matter if it’s a little R&R or being active in the outdoors we got you covered!

For those seeking some rest and relaxation you can enjoy from a full menu of spa services at The Elms Hotel & Spa or New Age Skincare Spa, both of which are award winning! Facials, Massages, Peels, Saunas, Hot Tubs, Steam Rooms, Manicures and more!

If you like the Great Outdoors, Excelsior Springs has several bike and walking trails that traverse our beautiful parks and connect people to nature and healthy living! Many of the parks are covered in wild flowers through the summer and are magnificently beautiful when the trees begin the change over in the fall.

Craft Beer OR Wine Lover

Enjoy sips and suds with us in the Drinkeries of Excelsior Springs! You can raise a glass in one of our local ale and spirit houses! Whether you are into discovering local craft brews or sipping fine wine, you will find a bar stool, booth of table with your name on it! And with a little luck, we bet you can find a trolley tour to experience either!

If you’re the Craft Beer lover then you’re in luck! You can enjoy two different home town breweries located right in the heart of Downtown Excelsior Springs! Make sure to stop in for a flight at our hometown tavern that was established in 1894, Atlas Saloon Brewery and Dubious Claims Brewing Co. and hear the story of where the name ‘Dubious Claims’ came from directly from the owner! You can also enjoy other area craft brews at multiple locations like Ventana Gourmet Grill and Broadway Bar & Grill.

Wine Lovers, don’t you worry! We’ve got more than enough to offer you! You have to start your wine excursion off at Willow Spring Mercantile! You will be able to enjoy a gourmet lunch and sample all kinds of Missouri Wine! The area surrounding downtown is full of wineries with more coming, but you should definitely make a visit to our friends at Four Horses and a Dog Winery & Vineyard, too!

Arts OR Entertainment

Whether you simply enjoy art or aspire to create it, Excelsior Springs has the atmosphere and the culture to satisfy both! We simmer with creativity that bursts forth in galleries, theatres and venues. We’ve become an art lover’s dream destination!

If you picked Arts, we recommend stopping in Main Spring Arts Gallery or taking in the beauty of Kevin Morgan’s Photographs on your next visit! You can truly see the local flavor of our artists in each! But you should check out some of our other studios, too!

If you picked Entertainment, then you must catch a show at our local community theatre, Slightly Off Broadway, or enjoy live musicians throughout the businesses of Downtown Excelsior Springs during Second Weekends!

Ultimately, whatever it is that you ENJOY, we have it here in Excelsior Springs for you to EXPERIENCE! See you the next time you VISIT EXCELSIOR!