Rumor has it that this Midwestern city has more fountains than Rome, earning it the nickname “city of fountains.” Whether that’s true or not, one thing is for sure–when you visit Kansas City you will find plenty more to do than just marvel at gushing bursts of water. Parks, museums, live music venues and exciting restaurants are just a few of the highlights you should add to your list when you’re traveling to Kansas City. Families, sports fans, artsy types and shopaholics will all find much to love at this Missouri city. These are a few of the suggestions we’ve thought up for you in our Kansas City travel guide.
Things Not to Miss in Kansas City
▪ Explore the extensive art collection at the Nelson - Atkins Museum of Art
▪ Feast on authentic Kansas City BBQ
▪ Roam around the Kansas City Zoo’s penguins, zebras and giraffes
▪ Try your luck at the casinos
▪ Enjoy live music at the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District
▪ Go on a shopping spree around Country Club Plaza
When to Go to Kansas City
Most visitors prefer to travel to Kansas City between April and October, when warm temperatures and outdoor activities increase the city’s appeal. Visiting sports fans mark their calendars for the baseball season (April to September, to see the Royals play) and football season as well (September to December, to cheer for the Chiefs).
The air gets chillier in the fall, but there’s still plenty to do–the American Royal, the Weston Irish Fest and Oktoberfest are all held in November. During the holidays, snow falls and temperatures can drop to the 20s.