Kansas City is one place which will never disappoint you, whether you are looking for sizzling barbeques, or the jazz. Kansas City has a huge number of fountains, more than 200, which brings the city almost at par with Rome. The great plains of Kansas City, are something you definitely don’t want to miss. The neighborhoods here are so attractive that you will have you lost in its local vibe for days together. It is home to some of the best Jazz and Blues music one would have ever encountered. Kansas City is also home to a very large number of boulevards more than any other city in the world, except Paris. The Kansas Citians love soccer, evident in the fact that Kansas City is fondly nicknamed as Soccer Capital of America. Located almost at the heart of the United States of America, it is also called as ’Heart of America’. Kansas City is considerably influenced by Irish culture, due to the large Irish - American population residing here. The casinos here are very attractive and happening too. The steaks and barbeques here are worth dying for, some say.
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is an Egyptian revival style monument and is definitely worth a visit. So is the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The Arabia Steamboat Museum will take you down an era, housing articles recovered from the Steamer Arabia that perished sometime in 1856. Visit the Union Stations and the adjacent Science City here without fail. The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City is an interesting attraction for people across all ages. We all have given and received Hallmark cards at some point in our lives, visit the Hallmark Visitor Center and walk down the history of greeting cards industry, and the airline History Museum for history of airlines.
Rivermarket houses the Midwest’s largest farmer’s market and loads of loft and condominium options nearby. The Westside has been named as one of the top ten neighborhoods in the entire United States and is one of the most diverse neighborhoods here. Quality Hill, Urban Hill, Valentine, Volker and Coleman Heights are other popular urban neighborhoods in Kansas City. The Country Club Plaza is the oldest shopping and entertainment regions in Kansas City and a very popular place to stay. Westport, Brookside, Waldo and West Plaza are also great neighborhoods to stay in.
Visit the Kansas City Power & Light district that has over 50 restaurants and nightclubs, it is sure to spice up that night you so badly want to let your hair down in.
If it interests you, try to register for a class at the Kansas City Culinary Centre, in downtown Overland Park. It can teach you how to make bread, and chocolate, and barbequing and beer at home, and what not. It’s something different each time, and it is a great experience, especially when you are travelling with a partner or group of friends or family.
Explore over 60 flavors of olive oils and vinegars at The Tasteful Olive. If you are there on a Saturday, you might even catch a wine tasting session here.
Depending on the weather, you can get to enjoy a ride in a horse drawn carriage or in a Gondola along British Creek in the Country Club Plaza area.
Try the bread pudding at The Classic Cup, it is legendary and super famous.
Have a brunch at Café Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the raisin brioche French Toast will be the most memorable thing you have ever eaten in Kansas City.