Orlando-The Home to Fun, Sun and Endless Smiles

Since the Tigers are on the road again this week, our friends at Visit Orlando were kind enough to submit a post to help you enjoy your time in the city while you travel with the Mizzou Football team.

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Orlando is truly the home to sun, fun, and endless smiles? Think about it: world class theme parks, exciting outdoors adventures, endless shopping options and a collision of diverse dining options makes Orlando a win-win situation for every family member, no matter how picky. Year-round Orlando is bigger, better and a whole lot more fun with so many new things to see and do.

Swim with dolphins and get face to face with playful otters and curious marmosets at Discovery Cove’s recently opened Freshwater Oasis. Journey into the life of a sea turtle at SeaWorld’s TurtleTrek, a first-of-its-kind 3-D/360-degree dome shaped theater; at the Universal Orlando Resort don 3-D glasses to get minionized at Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and enjoy a marvelous spectacle of a 100 years worth of Universal Pictures movies; or get in touch with your inner kid at the Magic Kingdom as new cool things are coming to life at Fantasyland throughout this year.

For thrills beyond the roller coasters, take the wheel and put the pedal to the metal of a Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini or an Audi at the Exotic Driving Experience. Swoop, twist and dip through the tree tops at Florida Eco Safaris at Forever Florida’s The Rattlesnake, the first and only roller coaster zip line in the U.S. Love the thrill of a good deal? Then Orlando Premium Outlets is a must-shop with more than 330 stores in two Orlando locations. Famished yet? Then take your pick of cuisines ranging from good ol’ barbeque at local favorite 4Rivers Smokehouse to progressive American cuisine at LUMA on Park or the first “picanha” cut at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse.

For more tips on what to see and do in Orlando, check out VisitOrlando.com/blog. Now, pack a smile and see you soon in Orlando!

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Getting Around Columbia – Taxi Stands

If you’re in The District after a Mizzou football game this fall and want to grab a taxi, stroll on over to one of Columbia’s taxi stands!

From 9:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m., taxis on 9th Street, 10th Street and Broadway will only stop at designated stands. You can find them at these convenient locations:

-6th & Broadway

-9th & Elm

-9th & Locust

-10th & Cherry

-10th & Broadway

So next time you’re ready to head back to your hotel after the game, check out Columbia’s convenient way to catch a taxi from The District!

How To Get Here!

If you’re from out of town, and especially if you’ve never headed to Columbia before, this post is for you! Sure you have your tickets, but now you have to make your travel plans. So just how do you get here? We’re glad you asked.

By Land

Columbia is conveniently located right in the center of Missouri. We’re an easy two-hour drive from either St. Louis or Kansas City and the stadium is easily accessible from both Interstate 70 and Highway 63. If you’re flying into St. Louis or Kansas City, it’s easy to rent a car and make the trip! Then, bam….you’re in Tiger country.

In the Air

Columbia Regional Airport is located a fast 10 miles south and has Delta service through both Memphis and Atlanta. Every day it gets easier to fly right into Columbia and get your weekend started!

Of course, you can also fly into St. Louis or Kansas City, both of which are home to international airports. If you’d rather not have to navigate Columbia, MO-X Shuttle will take you from the gate straight to your hotel. These easy options make getting to Columbia a breeze!

By Sea

Ok, so you can’t really get here on the water. But if you want to learn how to navigate the sea of people (see what we did there?) on game day, check back next week for our post on getting around once you’ve arrived. See you then!

Welcome to Gameday!

Welcome to Gameday in Columbia!

Here in Columbia, MO, the days getting cooler means it’s time for Mizzou Tiger Football. This season is one of the most anticipated in recent memory, with teams like Georgia and Alabama coming to ‘The Zou’ during Mizzou’s first year in the Southeastern Conference.

Welcome to the Zou! Memorial  Stadium.

Columbia is exceptionally excited to welcome lifelong and first time fans to town for what promises to be an amazing season. Whether you wear black and gold or the colors of another school, we’re excited to welcome you and show you that Columbia is a desirable destination year round.

Come for the football. Come back for the Pizza.
Photo by Tom Plant.

From Mizzou traditions and tailgating to game day details and transportation information, we’ll bring you everything you need to make sure you enjoy your time in Columbia and even help you plan a return trip! You’ll learn about great places in our downtown area, The District, learn more about the nation’s first homecoming and get insider tips on where the locals eat and hang out. Plus, we’re always here on Twitter and Facebook to answer all your questions…football related or not. Just don’t ask us too much about the spread offense.

Also, if you’re a Tiger fan heading to away games this season, we’ll be reaching out to our fellow SEC Convention and Visitors Bureaus to give you the inside scoop on what you can do in their cities. Stay tuned for those posts as the games get closer.

Tiger fans, Tide fans, Bulldog fans, any fans! We hope you’ll find this helpful in planning your Columbia trip. We’re so excited to welcome you here!