- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Cape fines contractor $1,100 a day for street-project delays; contractor blames utility relocations (5/18/17)13
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Day trips: Easy, fun
More summer vacation planners are looking for things to do and see that are closer to home. Residents of Southeast Missouri are in luck, because this area abounds with lakes, state parks, historical attractions and other interesting places to visit.
Anyone planning a day trip or an overnight stay within easy driving distance can find many options. And there are a couple of excellent resources available.
Tipoff is a free quarterly publication that can be found at stores and restaurants around Cape Girardeau. It is full of information about destinations both here and not so far away.
"Pavement Ends" is one of the more popular blogs on semissourian.com. James Baughn documents interesting places that can easily be turned into a day trip. Best of all, the blog has photos and detailed directions for getting to featured sites.
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau is also trying to capitalize on the day-trip market by advertising the many interesting things available here and nearby. This marketing campaign makes Cape Girardeau the destination of choice for visitors from five states within leisurely driving range.
Looking for something to do? You don't have to look far.