Kansas City is one of the country’s most exciting and beautiful cities. From nationally renowned museums to champion sports teams and enough barbecue spots to keep you full for days, Kansas City truly is a Midwestern gem. Spending a few days in the City of Fountains? Here are some of our favorite attractions, restaurants, and activities.

Art and culture

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art is home to a vast collection of iconic artworks from around the globe—and admission is free every day. Be sure to stop by the National WWI Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the American Jazz Museum while you’re in town.

Nightlife

Treat yourself to a night out on the town in Kansas City. We’ve got trendy bars, low-key hangout spots, and tons of live music options.

Shopping

The Country Club Plaza is a great place to start your shopathon. In addition, Kansas City is home to charming boutiques, indie bookshops, antique stores, and more.

Sports and recreation

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Superbowl LIV champions the Kansas City Chiefs? Our town also has a world-class MLB team and men’s and women’s professional soccer teams.

Food and drink

Kansas City is known for its barbecue—rich, sweet, and smokey. But our vibrant food scene goes way beyond burnt ends and pulled pork. Don’t forget our craft breweries and distilleries, too!

KC Streetcar

Running from the River Market on the north end to Union Station and Crown Center on the south, KC Streetcar connects all the downtown neighborhoods with 16 platform stops and 2 miles of track. Plus, it’s free to ride!