The cultural community here is vibrant and growing, but there’s also a slower and more mindful pace here that makes for easy living.
My Perfect Day
What to do in a place like this if you only have 24 hours?
A perfect day in Kansas City would start in the River Market buying a big bouquet of wild flowers and filling up a market bag with goods from local gardens. I would hop over to Happy Gillis for brunch and order their biscuits and gravy before heading to The Nelson-Atkins for an afternoon at the museum. Taking a stroll through the Loose Park rose gardens would be next on the agenda before heading to Westport for dinner to have oysters, charcuterie, and rosé on Ca Va’s patio under the bistro lights.
Where to Stay
From the moment we walked in, it was clear that every single detail was considered throughout this classically decorated hotel. It felt as though we were stepping back in time with the beautiful and historic Jazz Age features, such as old-school lighting, the emerald velvet couches, and the claw foot tub in our room. The intentionality in each space made our whole experience truly magical and a breath of fresh air.
The food and live music scene here is incredible, but the best thing about Kansas City is how proud everyone is to live Midwest. There is a genuine, good-natured spirit and approachability that flows throughout the city that makes being here really special. The many new farm-to-table restaurants opening up each month provides a seasonal fair that is fantastic.