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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

     

  • 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

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

    Legends of the Diamond

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    Jackie Robinson. Buck O’Neill. Satchel Paige. Learn the stories of these baseball legends and an important chapter of American history at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

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    Sporting KC

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    Experience the state-of-the-art Sporting Park as you sing and chant for Sporting KC. Sporting Park opened in 2011 to international acclaim, garnering awards for venue, fan experience and technology.

     

  • Memory Makers

    Don't be surprised when the exciting memories you make here follow you home. Named one of Budget Travel’s Top Destinations for 2012, Kansas City knows how to entertain the whole family.

    Experience the world’s largest tailgate party at Arrowhead Stadium. 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.

    Union Station Turns 100

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    KC's elegant Union Station celebrates 100 years in 2014. Millions of travelers passed through the Beaux Arts monument over the years, and today the beloved landmark is a thriving civic center.

    Penguins at the Zoo

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    Helzberg Penguin Plaza features a 100,000 gallon cool pool for cold water penguins and a 25,000 gallon warm wet area laced with sand for warm water penguins.

    SEA LIFE Aquarium

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    SEA LIFE, the city's first aquarium, houses more than 30 displays of diverse marine life including an underwater tunnel. Brave the new Claws exhibit where you can come face-to-face with a 14-foot Japanese Spider Crab or a Coconut Crab powerful enough to break a coconut with its claws.

     

  • Trailblazers

    From Walt Disney’s first animation studio to Google’s first Fiber community, creative thinking just comes naturally here.

    Take a tour and see local products come to life – including Boulevard Brewing Co., Harley-Davidson, Hallmark Cards and Shatto Milk Company.

    Get inspired by three acclaimed art museums. The Kemper and Nerman feature a who’s who of contemporary artists, while the collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art features more than 35,000 items spanning 5,000 years. Best of all, all three museums are free.

    City of Fountains

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    From small and whimsical to large and majestic, Kansas City doesn’t fool around when it comes to fountains. In fact, at last count, there were more than 200 waterworks dotting the metro. Take the challenge and find your favorite.

    The Roots of Jazz

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    The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City chronicles the history of a truly American art form. After learning from legends like Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, be sure to make time for a performance in The Blue Room.

    The ABCs of KC BBQ

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    When you're hungry, you can't go wrong with Kansas City barbecue. In fact, it's practically a rite of passage for our visitors (and a symbolic one at that.) Get to know the Barbecue Capital of the World.

     

  • 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.

    Treasure Hunters

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    KC offers a bevy of antique malls and shops. Start your hunt for vintage collectibles in River Market, then explore an 1885 schoolhouse—now home to largest collection of antiques in the Midwest. No matter where you start, the thrill of the hunt never ends.

    Shopping for Bargains

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    Many of Kansas City's brand-name retailers as well as local shops are offering discounts to visitors and residents. Offers are available at shopping districts throughout KC.

    KC's Favorite Things

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    From shuttlecock ornaments to trunk-painted masterpieces by zoo elephants, Kansas City’s museums and shops offer no shortage of meaningful gifts and souvenirs. Shop now and take a piece of Kansas City home with you.

     

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Buzzworthy Concerts

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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.

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