TRAVEL

Exploring the highlights of Kansas City

Jyotsna Ramani
Written by Jyotsna Ramani

While most famous for its connection to the Wizard of Oz, Kansas City has more than enough magic to ensure you will fall in love with this vibrant destination. Billed as America’s ‘hot bed for high culture’ and recommended by numerous travel gurus and websites as the must-visit city of 2014, you’ll be surprised, mesmerized and delighted by this unique city and all it has to offer.

Kansas City

Restaurants and bars

There are over 300 bars and restaurants to choose from, serving up everything from classic American dishes to Exotic Asian fare. You’ll find all sorts of European fare, from French to Italian as well as authentic Greek cuisine, and still find your deli sandwiches nestled somewhere in between. Visitors certainly won’t be left hungry!

Where to stay and what to do:

A perfect accommodations option convenient to enjoy everything that Kansas has to offer is the Marriot Hotel downtown in Kansas City. It connects downtown travelers to the vibrant heart of the city’s entertainment district where you will find the Midland Theater that plays host to the stars. Check the billboard for the latest information. There are over 900 guest bedrooms across two magnificent towers, and as always, the Marriot guarantees comfort and style.

If you are traveling with children, go visit the residents of KC Zoo where you can see the famous penguins on Penguin Cam. It’s sure to delight all age and is open all year round.

If jazz and blues are your groove then you will find a plethora of places that will make your toes tap as you unwind with a cocktail or martini in your hand. Most jazz bars and clubs are located on 18th and Vine and there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. For the connoisseur or   novice, head down to The American Museum of Jazz to learn more.

No city break is complete without a little retail therapy. Whatever you are looking for, Kansas City has it all at very affordable prices. Shopping malls and small boutiques can be found side by side in this decadent city, and antique collectors will certainly be impressed by its array of vintage to retro, mid-century modern to shabby chic which can be found in all four quarters.

Must see, must do!

Get yourself to Schlitterbahn Kansas City Water Park and try out Verrückt. It is the tallest, fastest and wildest waterslide in the world. A four-person raft slides you and your buddies down a mega-fast super slide, only to be rocketed back up a second high slope and then sent down yet another 50 foot roller-coaster of a drop for the ultimate in water slide thrills!

Kansa City caters to all travelers, from business to leisure, from thrill seeker to the relaxed shopper there is sure to be something for everyone.

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About the author

Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary".
Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.

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