Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association

Accessibility Navigation

Skip over the JavaScript-driven interactive piece on this page

use arrow keys to explore

  • Helzberg Penguin Plaza

    Kansas City Zoo

    Helzberg Penguin Plaza

  • KC's Famous Shopping District

    Club Plaza

    KC's Famous Shopping District

  • Visit the beautiful Kauffman Stadium

    Be Royal

    Visit the beautiful Kauffman Stadium

  • Imbibe190200right
  • Memory Makers

    Don't be surprised when the exciting memories you make here follow you home. Named the most affordable destination in America by Travel + Leisure, Kansas City knows how to entertain the whole family.

    Go wild with awesome animal experiences like the Kansas City Zoo and SEA LIFE aquarium. Get hands-on with interactive exhibits at the College Basketball Experience. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave an impression from the moment you arrive until long after you leave.

    Animal Adventures

    Kauffman Stadium Fireworks

    Relax with rhinos; hang out with hippos; spend time with tigers--it's all possible at the Kansas City Zoo. For a thrilling birds-eye-view of the African Plains, catch a ride on the new African Sky Safari aerial tram ride. Don't forget to swing by the Polar Bear Passage and meet Nikita, a 5-year-old, 750-pound polar bear.

    What KC loves about the Zoo

    Take a look at what KC loves about their zoo and the more than 1,000 animals that call it home.


  • Trendsetters

    Casual, upscale, vintage or urban--KC has shops to fit any taste. Midwest Living said it best: in Kansas City, "the shopping is as diverse as the people." Find fashion's favorite labels at well-known shopping districts like the Country Club Plaza and Zona Rosa.

    For something different, shop local at the independent boutiques in Brookside and the Crossroads Arts District. Or conduct retail therapy across the state line at Legends Outlets KC and Park Place. Antique or accessory; contemporary or cutting edge—Kansas City serves up shopping with style.

    Personalized Shopping Guide

    Plaza Shopping Group Small

    Whether you covet the latest trends or wear your KC pride on your sleeve, there is something for you.

    What KC loves about the Plaza

    What are you shopping for in KC? The Country Club Plaza is Kansas City's premier retail, dining and entertainment destination


  • Game Changers

    Sports have always been a foundation of Kansas City’s culture, and the city offers some of the best and most exciting venues to tantalize any sports enthusiast year-round.

    In fact, Travel + Leisure magazine recently ranked KC no. 6 on its list of American cities with Sports-Crazed Citizens. See for yourself … Cheer on the “boys in blue” at The K. Get hands-on with interactive exhibits at the College Basketball Experience. Experience game day at Sporting Park or tailgating at Arrowhead. Whatever your trip entails, KC will leave you cheering.

    Boys of Summer

    Kauffman Stadium Fireworks

    Catch a game at Kauffman Stadium, one of the finest ballparks in America and home of the Kansas City Royals.

    What KC loves about the Royals

    Take a look at what #KC loves about Kauffman Stadium and their hometown team!


  • Date Ideas

    There’s no such thing as a hopeless romantic in Kansas City. Take a horse-drawn carriage through the Country Club Plaza. Relax in splendor at one of KC’s charming bed & breakfasts. Or recharge with the menu of recuperative services at The Elms Resort & Spa.

    A night at the theater is a perfect addition to any couples getaway. Experience the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, then settle in for some quiet conversation at one of our intimate restaurants, like Majestic Steakhouse, Starker’s Reserve or Tannin Wine Bar. So go ahead, put life in time-out and relax with the one you love. We'll take care of the rest.

    Food for Thought

    The American Restaurant Small HP

    KC is so much more than just barbecue. In fact, Saveur recently called KC “America’s next great culinary destination.” Meet celebrity chefs, enjoy local creations like chicken spiedini or try one of our many farm-to-table eateries. Here's what's hot.

    10 Culinary Adventures

    Amigoni Small HP

    On any given day, there is an enchanting experience in which to indulge around the city. Whether it is an underground supper or dinner in a field, if you live to eat or drink, this list is for you.

    Dining by District

    Extra Virgin HP Small

    The dining scene in KC embodies the city’s many cultural influences, ranging from indigenous cuisines and home-style cooking, to a wide range of fusion foods. With a number of unique and distinctive neighborhoods, diners can take a culinary trip around KC.


Order a Free Visitors Guide

The Visit KC magazine is the place to find insider tips on visiting Kansas City.

Kansas City Savings

An assortment of Kansas City’s premier hotels, attractions, restaurants and shops have come together to offer you citywide savings.

Find Deals Now >>

Online Store

Browse our Online Store, your source for Kansas City-branded apparel and merchandise.

Buzzworthy Concerts

Here's a look at some of the hottest concerts coming to town.
Who's Playing When >>

Kid's Guide to KC

From al fresco adventures to indoor entertainment, good eats and more, find fun things to do with kids in the City of Fountains.

KC's Dynamic Districts

North, south, east or west—Kansas City offers a wealth of diversions in every direction.

Take a Look

Lonely Planet Top Destination 2014

Flickr Logo

Join the Visit Kansas City Group Pool on Flickr and share your great photos on VisitKC.com.

Visit Kansas City Group Pool >

Kansas City Overview

Get introduced to Kansas City. Find out about KC's history, landmarks and what makes us unique.

Share your

Kansas City

 vacation story onTripAdvisorLogo


Quick Visitor Survey

Please take a moment to help us by participating in a brief survey. You could win a $250 Visa gift card or
one of 10 $25 Visa gift cards. Take the Survey