Missouri’s largest city, Kansas City, is a popular destination for travelers who love boutique hotels. You’ll find jazz and blues, barbecue, and historical relevance throughout this metropolis, and are all a major pull for tourists. Plus, it even boasts some entertainment history. Did you know that Walt Disney produced his first animation here?
Shopping in Kansas City
Holidaymakers will find a variety of shops in the Power and Light District. To shop like a local, check out City Market. This large famer’s market has produced food from ‘farm to fork’ since 1857. The market hosts over thirty full-time merchants, and is open all-year round. Food such as fresh meat and fish is available. Country Club Plaza fuses the big retailers and local produce all in one retail area! If visiting at Christmas time, don’t miss ‘Seasons of Lights’, a long-standing tradition in Kansas. If the Plaza sounds appealing, review Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza, a modern and contemporary hotel. Hotel Sorella offers complimentary breakfast, while parking is available at a surcharge.
Sports in Kansas City
Kansans proudly support American football, soccer, and baseball. The Kansas City Royals, World Series winners, play ball at Kauffman Stadium. The two-time winners, Sporting Kansas City soccer team, kick ball at Children’s Mercy Park, whereas the American footballers, Kansas City Chiefs, throw and kick ball at Arrowhead Stadium! Sports lovers may want to check out Adam’s Mark Hotel Conference Center due to its proximity to Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadium. The hotel also has a pretty amazing indoor water park with five water slides — great fun if holidaying with the family! The on-site Casey’s Bar & Grill serves drinks as well as food.
Music in Kansas City
Kansas city attracts artists from all over the world. As well as offering a mix of genres on stage, Kansas’s music theaters differ – large, small, indoors, and out! For example, Rockfest, America’s largest one-day festival, is held at the impressive Liberty Memorial in comparison to Sprint Center, a multi-use indoor downtown arena which hosts a variety of artists such as Drake and Carrie Underwood. Music lovers should check out Hotel Phillips, as it showcases live music three times per week, it is close to Arvest Bank Theater, and the free cheese and wine on weekdays is nothing to complain about!
Art in Kansas City
Kansas’s architecture makes the city a walking museum! Skyscrapers, such as the art deco Power and Light Building, are interesting to look at as well as symbolic of the city’s historical economic position. For more outdoor artwork, visit Sculpture Park. The Arabia Steamboat museum makes for a fun nautical themed day out and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is the state of Missouri’s largest museum. Travelers interested in art may find the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza a good choice due to its proximity to Sculpture Park. This affordable option also offers guests use of the swimming pool and fitness suite.
Food, shopping, music, and sports — this historically important city of Kansas has something for everyone.
This article is part of a series for Hipmunk.com. Hipmunk.com is low-cost and budget travel service, which I am thrilled to write for and hope that you find this lowdown useful. I certainly am salivating over the sunshine!
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