St. Joseph Covid-19

Staying Safe & Having Fun: Your Guide to Visiting St. Joseph in the Era of COVID-19

Staying Safe & Having Fun: Your Guide to Visiting St. Joseph in the Era of COVID-19

Don’t forget: Be sure to check directly with businesses for hours of operation, as they may have been impacted by COVID-19. To ensure your health and safety, please adhere to the CDC’s safety guidelines while visiting.

In St. Joseph, MO, we’re committed to making our visitors’ and citizens’ safety a top priority—after all, if you don’t have your health, what do you have? While the mask mandate has been officially lifted by our city government as of March 24th, many local establishments, restaurants and shops are still requiring masks upon entry until more of the population has been vaccinated.

St. Joseph is ready and waiting for YOU and your family! Many safety measures are still in place, and we’re open for fun, adventure and that much-needed change of scenery.

After all, when we say that we’re “really that different,” we mean it! St. Joseph is the home of the Pony Express, more than a dozen unique museums and a history that encompasses Lewis and Clark, the American Civil War and even the famous outlaw Jesse James!

But our list of notable accomplishments extends beyond the interests of history buffs. We offer one-of-a-kind lodging, a restaurant scene to delight even the choosiest of foodies and outdoor recreation that is a (literal) breath of fresh air.  Let’s dive into what else you can expect on your upcoming visit to St. Joseph. 

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Charm, grace & a safe place to hang your hat.

There’s lodging aplenty, and with that comes options to fit every style and budget. 

You might decide to stay in one of our popular bed & breakfasts. These historic beauties offer elegant accommodations and luxurious amenities with the warm hospitality that repeat guests have come to expect. 

If you prefer to stay a little closer to nature, you’re in luck. Just in time for a hint of crisp fall air, you can book a campground or a space in one of our RV parks. Here, you’ll have your pick of gorgeous scenery and a space that’s truly your own to return to after a day of adventuring.

A Breath of Fresh Air

The outdoors are calling—will you answer? St. Joseph is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, no matter what your preferred pastime is. Cyclists and mountain bikers can travel down leafy paved lanes (like our 26-mile parkway) or rugged off-road trails to discover just how good a change of scenery feels. 

Likewise, hikers, hunters and golfers will discover just why we’re known as one of the most exceptional all-around outdoor recreation towns in America—we have a little bit of everything and boast nearly one million acres of conservation area! How’s that for a breath of fresh air?

Two ducks swim in a pond with fall foliage in the background in St. Joseph MO.
A man stretches out in a hammock overlooking a beautiful sunrise against a snowy backdrop  St. Joseph, MO.
A building with unique architecture  in St. Joseph, MO with a stream and a bridge.
A stately marble white building in St. Joseph, MO that is flying the American flag.
Food & fun for the whole family

No matter if you’re traveling with a friend who graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu or your nephew who is vying for the world’s pickiest eater award, your palate will be pleased by St. Joseph’s booming restaurant scene. Offering carry-out and reduced dining capacity, our local restaurants are ready and waiting to welcome you and to give you the tasty—and safe—night out that you deserve.  

Once you’ve stuffed yourself silly, it’s time to head out for more fun. Try your hand at a game of miniature golf at Joe Town, or head to BELT Entertainment for bowling and more family fun. 

Want something more laid-back? Treat yourself to a souvenir or two with a shopping spree at one of St. Joseph’s local boutiques.

A community that is uniquely committed

Now more than ever is a time to support each other, and we believe that starts with the individual on up. We’ve worked hard to ensure that we’re following government-recommended practices so that we can provide you a safe, fun and memorable vacation. We ask that when you visit, you do your part, too—please review these simple steps as recommended by the U.S. Department. Together, we can work to ensure that health and safety prevail and that our loved ones are protected by our care and caution. 

Welcome to St. Joseph. We’re delighted to have you here.

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