Guidebook for Kansas City

Crissy
Guidebook for Kansas City

Drinks & Nightlife

This area is known as Martini Corner. It's super close and has a good local crowd for drinks and food with great happy hour specials!
The Drop
409 East 31st Street
This area is known as Martini Corner. It's super close and has a good local crowd for drinks and food with great happy hour specials!
One of the best and oldest restaurants in the city with an AMAZING bar.
JJ's Restaurant
900 West 48th Place
One of the best and oldest restaurants in the city with an AMAZING bar.
Champs in Westport!
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Ça Va
4149 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Champs in Westport!
Stop here to get a feel for the Waldo/Brookside neighborhood and see the biggest WALL-O-BEER I've personally ever seen. They also have amazing pretzels.
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Bier Station
120 East Gregory Boulevard
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Stop here to get a feel for the Waldo/Brookside neighborhood and see the biggest WALL-O-BEER I've personally ever seen. They also have amazing pretzels.
Quite honestly....I've never been here. But every time I drive by and see the beautiful and always hoppin' open rooftop bar I think, "If I drank beer, I'd totally go there."
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Westport Ale House
4128 Broadway Boulevard
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Quite honestly....I've never been here. But every time I drive by and see the beautiful and always hoppin' open rooftop bar I think, "If I drank beer, I'd totally go there."
Manifesto....a super secret, super local speakeasy.
1924 Main St
1924 Main St
Manifesto....a super secret, super local speakeasy.
You know...when you're exhausted from being artsy in the crossroads and need a frozen cocktail.
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Snow & Company
421 Westport Road
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You know...when you're exhausted from being artsy in the crossroads and need a frozen cocktail.

Food Scene

Local grown coffee/sandwich/bakery with the best fresh juices in Midtown! Great outdoor patio in the heart of the Union Hill Neighborhood.
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Filling Station Coffee | Midtown
2980 McGee Trafficway
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Local grown coffee/sandwich/bakery with the best fresh juices in Midtown! Great outdoor patio in the heart of the Union Hill Neighborhood.
Westport, the epitome of KC LOCAL. It claims some of the best local fare & nightlife the city has to offer...very walkable. Port Fonda's, Korma Sutra, & Murray's Ice Cream are the holy food trinity.
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Westport Road
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Westport, the epitome of KC LOCAL. It claims some of the best local fare & nightlife the city has to offer...very walkable. Port Fonda's, Korma Sutra, & Murray's Ice Cream are the holy food trinity.
Best Vietnamese-French Fusion in the city.
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iPho Tower Vietnamese-French Bistro
3623 Broadway St
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Best Vietnamese-French Fusion in the city.
Best Thai in the City....the Mushroom Curry is crazy good.
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Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop
2030 Central Street
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Best Thai in the City....the Mushroom Curry is crazy good.
Best Diner Burger and Onion Rings in the City!
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Town Topic Hamburgers Broadway
2021 Broadway Boulevard
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Best Diner Burger and Onion Rings in the City!
Four Words....Peanut Butter & Jelly Beignet.
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Beignet
307 Main Street
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Four Words....Peanut Butter & Jelly Beignet.
Best Sushi in town....and I am a Sushi connoisseur.
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Nara
1617 Main Street
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Best Sushi in town....and I am a Sushi connoisseur.
BEST, yet pricy, little unassuming French Food in town with real French chefs and owners....and oh yeah, sometimes your waiter will break out in song. You just never know.
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Le Fou Frog
400 East 5th Street
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BEST, yet pricy, little unassuming French Food in town with real French chefs and owners....and oh yeah, sometimes your waiter will break out in song. You just never know.
Historic Summit Street is a hidden local favorite & has some of the best eats in town including Blue Bird Bistro and Chez Elle. There are also fun local shops & an all around cool outside atmosphere.
Summit Street
Historic Summit Street is a hidden local favorite & has some of the best eats in town including Blue Bird Bistro and Chez Elle. There are also fun local shops & an all around cool outside atmosphere.
Best Breakfast in the city.
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blue bird bistro
1700 Summit Street
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Best Breakfast in the city.
I don't care what you've heard...but THIS is the BEST BBQ IN TOWN. Arthur Bryant's on Brooklyn is a fun "check the box" stop for BBQ historians, but if you want the best...OK Joe's is where it's at.
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Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que
3002 West 47th Avenue
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I don't care what you've heard...but THIS is the BEST BBQ IN TOWN. Arthur Bryant's on Brooklyn is a fun "check the box" stop for BBQ historians, but if you want the best...OK Joe's is where it's at.
Something Different...Something German. Fine dining with a fun twist. You won't regret this stop.
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Affäre
1911 Main Street
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Something Different...Something German. Fine dining with a fun twist. You won't regret this stop.
Best patio in Westport...all natural cuisine.
Californos Westport
4124 Pennsylvania Avenue
Best patio in Westport...all natural cuisine.
The BEST Steak in the city.
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801 Chophouse
71 East 14th Street
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The BEST Steak in the city.
Best Mexican in town.
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Port Fonda
4141 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Best Mexican in town.
Best Indian Food in town.
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Moti Mahal II
4113 Pennsylvania Avenue
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Best Indian Food in town.
The original Italian Restaurant. In the heart of KC's Little Italy.
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Garozzo's
526 Harrison Street
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The original Italian Restaurant. In the heart of KC's Little Italy.
THE BEST WINGS.....let's just say in the world.
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Peanut on Main
5000 Main Street
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THE BEST WINGS.....let's just say in the world.
GIANT burgers served by drag queens.
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Hamburger Mary's
3700 Broadway Boulevard
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GIANT burgers served by drag queens.
If you're in a pinch and need an authentic drive through....get a burrito from this place. It might change your life.
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Pancho's
3540 Main Street
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If you're in a pinch and need an authentic drive through....get a burrito from this place. It might change your life.
Those fries, though....
Five Guys
3930 Rainbow Boulevard
Those fries, though....
Best Local Fresh in town.
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The Farmhouse
300 Delaware Street
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Best Local Fresh in town.
The Godfather of Coffee in KC....The Roasterie is also located in Brookside, which is a really fun walkable and shoppable neighborhood. Brookside also hosts a Farmer's Market on the weekends!
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The Roasterie Cafe
6223 Brookside Boulevard
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The Godfather of Coffee in KC....The Roasterie is also located in Brookside, which is a really fun walkable and shoppable neighborhood. Brookside also hosts a Farmer's Market on the weekends!
If you're weird like me and want to sample the best fried livers and gizzards in town (with house made hot sauce for dipping) go here. You're welcome.
Go Chicken Go
5101 Troost Avenue
If you're weird like me and want to sample the best fried livers and gizzards in town (with house made hot sauce for dipping) go here. You're welcome.
The Best Fried Chicken in the World. So says the world, not me. But I do say so, too. AMAZING.
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Stroud's Oak Ridge Manor
5410 Northeast Oak Ridge Drive
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The Best Fried Chicken in the World. So says the world, not me. But I do say so, too. AMAZING.
BEST New York Style Pizza in town.
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d'Bronx
3904 Bell Street
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BEST New York Style Pizza in town.
BEST custom by-the-slice pizza in town. TAKE ME WITH YOU!
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Milwaukee Delicatessen Company
101 West 9th Street
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BEST custom by-the-slice pizza in town. TAKE ME WITH YOU!

Arts & Culture

The Nelson in rated top 5 Museums in the country..& did I mention it's free! Tons to do inside & out on the huge lawn (picnic paradise) or feel like royalty & eat inside..this is a CAN'T MISS in KC.
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
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The Nelson in rated top 5 Museums in the country..& did I mention it's free! Tons to do inside & out on the huge lawn (picnic paradise) or feel like royalty & eat inside..this is a CAN'T MISS in KC.
If you are lucky enough to be in KC for a First Friday....this is THE PLACE to be. From open art spaces to food, music, & all around good times. First Friday's in the Crossroads is a DON'T MISS in KC.
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Crossroads
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If you are lucky enough to be in KC for a First Friday....this is THE PLACE to be. From open art spaces to food, music, & all around good times. First Friday's in the Crossroads is a DON'T MISS in KC.
Wanna go to the movies? This is the Hearst Castle of Cinema.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
1400 Main Street
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Wanna go to the movies? This is the Hearst Castle of Cinema.
Quirky fun....and the view of the city from the corner is AMAZING.
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Escape Room Kansas City
511 West 4th Street
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Quirky fun....and the view of the city from the corner is AMAZING.

Entertainment & Activities

Where to start? Ice skating, giant patios for outside fun. D'Bronx Pizza! Take in a show at the nationally renowned Coterie Theatre, visit the Hallmark Museum & the Kaleidoscope for kiddos, you pick!
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크라운 센터
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Where to start? Ice skating, giant patios for outside fun. D'Bronx Pizza! Take in a show at the nationally renowned Coterie Theatre, visit the Hallmark Museum & the Kaleidoscope for kiddos, you pick!
This is a giant trek, but it is also a working dairy farm that your kids can tour and sample Shatto's famous flavored milk (rootbeer and cotton candy just to name a few!)
Shatto Milk Company
Missouri 33
This is a giant trek, but it is also a working dairy farm that your kids can tour and sample Shatto's famous flavored milk (rootbeer and cotton candy just to name a few!)
I normally would insist you avoid the burbs....but this farm is THE BOMB. And your kids will remember it FOREVER. It's an actual farm with tons of animals and farm learnin'. I love this place.
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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
13800 Switzer Road
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I normally would insist you avoid the burbs....but this farm is THE BOMB. And your kids will remember it FOREVER. It's an actual farm with tons of animals and farm learnin'. I love this place.
Our zoo is pretty dang amazing and it's really affordable. We have a new Penguin and Orangutan exhibit...and if you're lazy like me you can travel the entire zoo by train, tram, and sky safari!
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Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
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Our zoo is pretty dang amazing and it's really affordable. We have a new Penguin and Orangutan exhibit...and if you're lazy like me you can travel the entire zoo by train, tram, and sky safari!
This is my favorite playground because there is a dragon and a pirate ship. And the playground equipment is AMAZING.
Sheila Kemper Dietrich Park
This is my favorite playground because there is a dragon and a pirate ship. And the playground equipment is AMAZING.
The kids section is really fun and just a skip off the plaza. Glace ice cream shop is a block away, this is a kid friendly combo.
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Kansas City Public Library: Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street
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The kids section is really fun and just a skip off the plaza. Glace ice cream shop is a block away, this is a kid friendly combo.
This Conservation Center is really beautiful and secluded though right in the center of the city. Just off Brush Creek, you kids will feel like their worlds away in the woods!
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Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost Avenue
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This Conservation Center is really beautiful and secluded though right in the center of the city. Just off Brush Creek, you kids will feel like their worlds away in the woods!

Sightseeing

Young or Old, Union Station is the heart of KC & it's a MUST SEE on your trip! Science City, Theatre for Young America, Fine and Casual dining, Railroad museum, IMAX movies, & the architecture!! OH MY
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Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd
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Young or Old, Union Station is the heart of KC & it's a MUST SEE on your trip! Science City, Theatre for Young America, Fine and Casual dining, Railroad museum, IMAX movies, & the architecture!! OH MY
Great shops & good eats in this historic plaza. Some of my favorite places to chow down are Blanc Burgers, Classic Cup, and Fogo de Chao. You can also catch a movie or stroll & admire the fountains.
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Country Club Plaza
4706 Broadway Boulevard
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Great shops & good eats in this historic plaza. Some of my favorite places to chow down are Blanc Burgers, Classic Cup, and Fogo de Chao. You can also catch a movie or stroll & admire the fountains.
Stop by on the weekend & see what's cookin at the Farmer's Market..also home to Blue Nile-the Best African Food in Town! Then explore the rest of the neighborhood & walk out on the river overlook!
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River Market
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Stop by on the weekend & see what's cookin at the Farmer's Market..also home to Blue Nile-the Best African Food in Town! Then explore the rest of the neighborhood & walk out on the river overlook!
This museum is not only a sight to behold, it is also recently the official National WWI Memorial. You don't have to love history to enjoy this place. Go to the top of the tower & overlook the city!
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National WWI Museum and Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
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This museum is not only a sight to behold, it is also recently the official National WWI Memorial. You don't have to love history to enjoy this place. Go to the top of the tower & overlook the city!
If you like Jazz...this is a must do.
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18th And Vine And Downtown East
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If you like Jazz...this is a must do.
A First Friday's Haven for shopping, and quite frankly, you never know what you'll find down there for entertainment. Just taking the 12th Street Viaduct to get there is half the fun! American Royal!
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West Bottoms
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A First Friday's Haven for shopping, and quite frankly, you never know what you'll find down there for entertainment. Just taking the 12th Street Viaduct to get there is half the fun! American Royal!
Taste and learn about the Godfather of the now booming beer scene in KC. You can view the factory and watch them make beer! Take a tour and drink a brew.
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Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Boulevard
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Taste and learn about the Godfather of the now booming beer scene in KC. You can view the factory and watch them make beer! Take a tour and drink a brew.
Learn about the Fed and walk away with a bag of shredded money. Like a boss.
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Money Museum
1 Memorial Drive
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Learn about the Fed and walk away with a bag of shredded money. Like a boss.
Beautiful walking trail and lots of historic goodies like the giant Rose Garden. Feed the ducks at the pond, picnic, or play on the playground. Loose Park is a cool place.
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Jacob L. Loose Park
5200 Pennsylvania Ave
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Beautiful walking trail and lots of historic goodies like the giant Rose Garden. Feed the ducks at the pond, picnic, or play on the playground. Loose Park is a cool place.
This place is a little off the gentrified path, but it is a gem. Tons of history in this neighborhood.
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Kansas City Museum
3218 Gladstone Boulevard
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This place is a little off the gentrified path, but it is a gem. Tons of history in this neighborhood.
This historic downtown building is one of my favorites & has a secret only the locals know. Go to the top floor on the rooftop deck & look out over the city while playing on the life size chess board!
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The Kansas City Public Library: Central Library
14 West 10th Street
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This historic downtown building is one of my favorites & has a secret only the locals know. Go to the top floor on the rooftop deck & look out over the city while playing on the life size chess board!
This is one of my favorite and FREE things to do in KC. The gardens are quaint and always ravishing. Take a stroll and get lost in botanical bliss here.
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The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
4800 Rockhill Road
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This is one of my favorite and FREE things to do in KC. The gardens are quaint and always ravishing. Take a stroll and get lost in botanical bliss here.
Kansas City B-cycle at 12th and Wyandotte
1198 Wyandotte Street
Grab a bike and see it all!
Kansas City B-cycle at 12th and Wyandotte
1198 Wyandotte Street
Grab a bike and see it all!
This is the closest B-Cycle Station to our house, and here is a map with the rest! https://kc.bcycle.com/station-map
1 Westport Rd
1 Westport Rd
This is the closest B-Cycle Station to our house, and here is a map with the rest! https://kc.bcycle.com/station-map

Everything Else

Best Bakery with delectable treats....my favorite are the macaroons!
Natasha's Mulberry & Mott
4745 Central Street
Best Bakery with delectable treats....my favorite are the macaroons!
This locally started, now national chocolatier knows all the right ways to satisfy your chocolate fix! The Cayenne Pepper and Sea Salt Turtles will BLOW YOUR MIND. Your welcome.
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Christopher Elbow Chocolates
1819 McGee Street
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This locally started, now national chocolatier knows all the right ways to satisfy your chocolate fix! The Cayenne Pepper and Sea Salt Turtles will BLOW YOUR MIND. Your welcome.
Best artisan ice-cream flavors ever.
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Glacé Artisan Ice Cream
4960 Main Street
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Best artisan ice-cream flavors ever.
Best artisan Ice Cream flavors ever.
Glace Artisan Ice Cream
2403 Southwest Blvd
Best artisan Ice Cream flavors ever.
These guys are a hidden secret, homemade ice cream, tucked away in Westport. Cash only. Thu - Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm March-October
Murray's Ice Creams & Cookies
4120 Pennsylvania Avenue
These guys are a hidden secret, homemade ice cream, tucked away in Westport. Cash only. Thu - Sun: 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm March-October
It's a bit of a drive, but it's open late (10:00pm) and the best donut in town.
Donut King
2320 Armour Road
It's a bit of a drive, but it's open late (10:00pm) and the best donut in town.
Modern Art with a cool little restaurant, Cafe Sebastien. Right next door to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. A MUST SEE.
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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
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Modern Art with a cool little restaurant, Cafe Sebastien. Right next door to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. A MUST SEE.
Play Tennis HERE.
Tennis Courts, Hyde Park
209 East 36th Street
Play Tennis HERE.
Top 3 places for a view of the city.
Cliff Drive Scenic Byway
Top 3 places for a view of the city.
Top 3 best view of the city!
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Liberty Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
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Top 3 best view of the city!
If you want to just hang out by the pool....this is a great place to go....$5 gets you pool access for the day!
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
If you want to just hang out by the pool....this is a great place to go....$5 gets you pool access for the day!
If you need a quick mani/pedi...this is my go to spot.
PLAZA NAILS
4636 Wyandotte Street
If you need a quick mani/pedi...this is my go to spot.
Has all of this traveling got you in knots? Go see my chiropractor and get an adjustment, massage, acupuncture, or all of the above. You won't regret meeting Dr. Rob.
Integrative Health Center
317 Delaware Street
Has all of this traveling got you in knots? Go see my chiropractor and get an adjustment, massage, acupuncture, or all of the above. You won't regret meeting Dr. Rob.
Want to work out? This park right off the plaza has an amazing OUTDOOR total body circuit machines around it's jogging trail. No muscle will be left untoned if you hit every circuit.
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Mill Creek Park
West 43rd St
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Want to work out? This park right off the plaza has an amazing OUTDOOR total body circuit machines around it's jogging trail. No muscle will be left untoned if you hit every circuit.

Shopping

KC's version of Neiman Marcus...sometimes you just need a ball gown and Prada shoes...and a Chanel make-up counter!
Halls Kansas City
2450 Grand Boulevard
KC's version of Neiman Marcus...sometimes you just need a ball gown and Prada shoes...and a Chanel make-up counter!
Great LOCAL shopping for your inner (or outer) hipster.
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The Bunker
4056 Broadway Boulevard
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Great LOCAL shopping for your inner (or outer) hipster.
I dub this shop LOCAL FANCY HIPSTER. I like it.
Standard Style
451 West 47th Street
I dub this shop LOCAL FANCY HIPSTER. I like it.
Find Local Designer Wares here. Including original KC Designs by Freelance.
Garment District Boutique
1350 Main Street
Find Local Designer Wares here. Including original KC Designs by Freelance.
Fancy cool LOCAL clothing shop.
BLDWN Market
422 West 47th Street
Fancy cool LOCAL clothing shop.
This is where one goes when one wants to leave KC with some bangin' LOCAL KC SWAG. You're welcome.
Normal Human
1815 McGee Street
This is where one goes when one wants to leave KC with some bangin' LOCAL KC SWAG. You're welcome.
Who says San Fransisco is the only city with shopping in the Alleys!? Yep, we got that, too. But hey, this is the KC Crossroads where coolness oozes from the sidewalks.
115 W 18th St
115 W 18th St
Who says San Fransisco is the only city with shopping in the Alleys!? Yep, we got that, too. But hey, this is the KC Crossroads where coolness oozes from the sidewalks.