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A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to do a little staycation in a town about 30 minutes from our home: Independence, Missouri. I was amazed at all of the fun things to do that I had never even seen or heard of. It’s amazing how doing a staycation in a neighboring town can make you feel like you’re “out of town” !
Where we stayed
We stayed at the Silver Heart Inn Bed and Breakfast – they have a main house where you can stay, or two separate cottages to choose from. We stayed in the Wren Cottage, and it was so beautiful! I can’t recommend the B & B enough – delicious, homemade breakfasts and extra welcoming and accommodating owners. Plus it was close to a ton of restaurants, historical sites, and shopping.
Oh, and just a pro tip that we learned from the owner: book DIRECTLY through the Bed and Breakfast when you’re planning your stay! Other websites have misinformation and charge you extra. Who knew?!
Silver Heart Inn even has “The Secret Garden Apothecary” located inside – how cute is this?!
Where we ate
We ate breakfast each day at our Bed and Breakfast (it was delicious!), and then had lunch and dinner out.
Palomino’s Mexican Food – We ate here the first night, and loved it! I had the veggie fajitas and a strawberry jalapeno margarita. So good!
Square Pizza – We had this for lunch, and I think it was my favorite restaurant! I already want to go back – delicious!
My outfit is from SCOOBIE boutique
Diamond Bowl – We had ate here on Saturday evening. We wanted to bowl, but all of the lanes were full. So – if you plan on going, definitely reserve a lane ahead of time! We did stay to eat, though, and I’m glad we did. The Polly’s Pop cocktails were so fun!
What we did
3 Trails Brewing – we had a blogger meet up the first night here, and it was so much fun!
The Independence Square – There is SO much to do here, and a lot of the restaurants we visited were in the square. Shopping, dining, and entertainment! Plus, it’s adorable!
Harry and Bess Truman’s “Summer White House” – we didn’t actually take a tour of this, just drove by. How beautiful is it!?
Let me know if you’re planning a trip – I’d love to hear about it!
I hope you’ll check out some of my other posts while you’re here, too!
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