By Kathryn Greene

Whether you’re coming from near or far, you’ll discover quickly that between cocktail bars, shopping, nightlife, the art scene and more, Kansas City has everything girls need to have fun. So pack your bags and gather your closest girlfriends—it’s time for a getaway.

Here are some of the best recommendations for a memorable girls weekend in KC:

State of the Art

Kick off the weekend by meeting up with the girls for dinner at Café Sebastienne. Located inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, you can’t go wrong by dining in either the bright courtyard or art-filled dining room. Afterward, savor the latest exhibits as a post-dinner digestif.

Spill It


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After-hours, head to SoT in the Crossroads Arts District. With inconspicuous signage and a tucked-away patio, SoT not only feels like being let in on a well-kept secret but is perhaps the perfect place to exchange a few of your own among friends. The elevated lounge is known for its interactive cocktails that allow you to be a mixologist—if only for a few minutes.

Skin Deep


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After a big first night out, get reinvigorated at the Spa on Penn in Westport. The tranquil, three-level space instantly transports you into a state of Zen. Try the Collagen 2000 Advanced European Facial Treatment, which delivers a surge of hydration to skin that will last up to two weeks, or relax with Spa on Penn’s signature restorative massage, which combines Swedish and deep tissue techniques. After the treatments, everyone can enjoy some time in their sauna.

Keep It Posh


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To get ready for another night out on the town, there’s no better way than primping with your girlfriends to look and feel your best. Book a Posh Party at Posh KC in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Designed for parties of five (but can accommodate more) you’ll sip on complimentary champagne while getting your services done—and pick up swag bags with free samples of some of Posh’s products, not to mention wristbands and specials at a variety of venues in P&L. 

Shop ’Til You Drop

No girls weekend would be complete without some retail therapy. Wander the historic Country Club Plaza for unbeatable outdoor shopping with a view. Be sure to stop into Kansas City original stores Tulip, Standard Style, and Baldwin KC for selections you won’t find anywhere else. When it’s time for a break, stop and recharge at Panache Chocolatier & Café, which has a full menu of espresso drinks and sweet treats. Or, if you’re looking for something that packs more of a nourishing punch, T. Loft sells fresh-pressed juice and protein balls. 

Brunch Time

As the weekend draws to a close, reminisce about the memories you made throughout the trip over brunch. Avenues Bistro, nestled in Kansas City's charming Brookside neighborhood, anchors a string of independent shops and art galleries. Try one of their signature bottomless breakfast cocktails like pomegranate punch or a "spritzzle me this." Each entree includes access to the brunch bar, which is stocked with homemade pastries, desserts, seasonal fresh fruit and assorted charcuterie and cheeses. If you find yourself back in Westport, there’s always Port Fonda, a tried and true brunch favorite.  

Take It Home


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Looking for something to remember your girls’ getaway? Charlie Hustle on the Country Club Plaza sells the now-iconic Kansas City Heart Tee, a favorite among visitors and locals alike.

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