Among Kansas City’s more than 240 neighborhoods, you’ll find areas that feel like their own mini-cities—each unique with its own history, charm and attractions.

18th & Vine

Kansas City’s historic jazz district is home to legendary smoked meats, the stellar Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and celebrated live music clubs. It’s this combination of barbecue, baseball and bebop jam sessions that melds together for one sweet melody.

Around the Metro

From the penguins at the KC Zoo to the Truman Library and Museum, you'll find plenty to do in all corners of Kansas City.


Don’t be fooled by its low-key vibe: Exuberant parades and one-of-a-kind festivals color this charming, historic neighborhood built in the 1920s.

Country Club Plaza

Kansas City’s premier retail center is renowned for a reason. Stroll through 15 city blocks of Spanish-inspired architecture to discover dozens of fountains, shop trendy designer brands and dine at beloved restaurants ideal for special date nights—proving the district to be an essential experience w...

Crossroads Arts District

Once-vacant warehouses now house carefully curated galleries in the Crossroads. It’s here that visitors can truly take in the arts, both hanging in showrooms and spray-painted onto building exteriors—while restaurants, breweries and speakeasies round out the neighborhood that the arts built.

Crown Center

This all-in-one hub is an interactive paradise youngsters—not to mention premium boutique and department store shopping, meaning visitors of all ages will have no trouble finding their next great purchase.

Downtown Kansas City

Welcome to one of “America’s 10 Best Downtowns” (Forbes). Amid the skyscrapers and fantastic Art Deco buildings, you’ll find a vibrant, new energy in the heart of the city, thanks to a $6.5-billion renaissance in the city’s core in the last five years.

East Bottoms

Drawing from its deep Kansas City roots, a revival of Jacob Rieger's historic distillery has grown into a must-see destination for drinks and entertainment. The East Bottoms neighborhood is quickly gaining renown as an essential stop for homegrown revelry.

East Crossroads

A rapidly evolving entertainment hub within the dynamic Crossroads Arts District, the East Crossroads area has become a popular destination in its own right. While there’s no formal designation that draws a line between the East Crossroads and the broader neighborhood, the term is often used in refe...

Independence, MO

In the charming heart of Independence, you can explore the legacy of Harry S. Truman—the country's 33rd president—plus other local history and bustling new additions, making this a destination where past meets present.