Famous for barbecue, fountains, and buzzing Country Club Plaza shopping center, Downtown Kansas City offers a plethora of fun things to do. Arrowhead Stadium and Kansas City Zoo are also popular destinations and in close proximity to the hotel.
Tip: When you step out of the hotel, you are greeted with the Country Club plaza, 15 blocks of shopping, dining, architecture, and traditions. Country Club Plaza is home to over 120 shops and eateries for you to explore. Strolling these streets is an essential experience worth visiting time and time again.
Tip: Visit the chapel at sundown and make the most of Kansas City's amazing sunset. Located 30 minutes away from the hotel are Kansas City's Powell Gardens. Often described as 'a road trip for the soul' these botanical gardens will enchant you.
Tip: Tour the several vineyards, which provide some of Kansas City's best wine Visit Weston, an historic city just north of Kansas City. The main street has several antique buildings which are part of the National Register of Historic Places. The stores are one-of-a-kind, from European antiques to country home furnishings.
Tip: Enjoy a light lunch at Café Sebastienne, located in an enclosed courtyard. Visit the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. A 15-minute walk from the hotel will take you to the lovely Sculpture Gardens, which are the entrance to the museum.
Tip: The outer jogging trail provides both views of the park and the antique homes in this area. Walk up to Loose Park and spend an hour strolling in a lovely, urban setting, or just sit in the park and watch the scenery unfold.
Tip: Do not leave before seeing one of Kansas City's best views, the Liberty Memorial, across from Union Station. Take a five-minute taxi ride to Union Station. There are unique stores and exhibitions in this vicinity.
Tip: Every Friday between 5 - 8 pm the gallery serves appetizers and wine in the Rozelle courtyard. Visit the Nelson Atkins Museum and see its great collection of Asian art. The new Bloch Galleries which opened in June 2007 hold an astounding photographic collection.
Tip: Be sure to visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum located in the River Market. Visit the River Market, which has over 25 restaurants and a traditional farmer's market. It has been a mainstay of Kansas City for 150 years.
Tip: Head inside and enjoy the most comprehensive WWI collection in the world. Then, take in the best view of Kansas City from the top of the Tower – 217 feet above Courtyard!
Tip: Have a drink on the terrace of Aixois, a well-known French restaurant in this area. An eight-minute drive from the hotel leads you to Crestwood. This enchanting neighborhood contains some of Kansas City's oldest houses.
Tip: Arrive between 3pm and 5pm to avoid the crowds. This is the location of Kansas City's Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and The American Jazz Music Museum. Both are fantastic experiences and entertaining for all ages.
Tip: The replica of the White House is a must-see;. This is the first Presidential Library in the country. Learn all the fascinating facts about the 33rd President of the United States.
Tip: The first Friday of every month is 'First Fridays', where all art galleries are open until 11pm and the public can enjoy street performances and celebrate Kansas City's local artists. Visit the Cross Roads District, which is the pivotal venue for Kansas City's art scene. There are some unique and very modern dining experiences in this area.
Tip: Start at J. Rieger & Co. Distillery and end at Mean Mule Distilling Co. Looking for an unforgettable way to enjoy the best spirits and brews Kansas City has to offer? Do a tour to get the full experience.
Tip: The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-19th century. Visitors have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s.
Tip: Take a bite out of your day with a visit to alligator alley. With more than 1700 animals and over 200 acres, the Kansas City Zoo is one of the most affordable ways to have fun with the whole family. It is a world-class zoo with animals from all over the globe like penguins, polar bears, elephants, tigers and more.