Earlier this year, Budget Travel magazine named Kansas City one of its Top 10 Budget Travel Destinations for 2012, touting the region as a “hotbed for high culture.” And while the year may be drawing to close, it certainly doesn’t mean the buzz for KC is subsiding.
Here are 10 reasons why the excitement for Kansas City will continue well into the New Year.
Of course, we don’t want you to shop until you drop, but it’s truly possible with the distinct shopping districts available in Kansas City. The city’s shopping areas offer fashion’s favorite labels, fun and funky gifts, high style and affordable prices. But what sets Kansas City apart as a shopping destination is the experience each district creates for the visitor, making finding the perfect gift fun for everyone! Whatever your tastes, we have it all in Kansas City.
Downtown Kansas City
The Crossroads Arts District for unique stocking stuffers like handmade stationery from Hammerpress or artisanal chocolates from Christopher Elbow. In the Power & Light District, look to Envolve for chic women’s styles or shop eight stores in one at The Garment District—a hip fashion collective with a bar nestled inside.
A little further north of downtown and straight out of the mind of Dr. Seuss, City Market transforms itself for Whoville Holidays, a yuletide celebration featuring The Grinch, art activities and a Cindy Lou Who look-alike contest.
After a long afternoon shopping the avenues of downtown KC, it’s time for a light meal. Venture off the beaten path to the Westside area. Popular picks range from small plates at Lill’s on 17th and savory crepes at Chez Elle, to farm-to-table fare at The Westside Local.
November is a time of reflection. To remember people and things we are grateful for. I am thankful for our veterans for their service to our great country. I am thankful for my children, family and friends. I am also thankful for Kansas City. In the past several years it has gone through a massive transformation and residents and visitors alike are reaping the rewards!
Here are four things that I am thankful are in KC (and that you should visit this month)!
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It travels (Nov. 16–-19)
to KC every year. It is a show not to be missed. From the timeless classic Revelations to new productions, like Annointed, a tribute to Ailey himself, each production is moving and expressive. Every time I see Alvin Ailey, I always leave wishing I had become a dancer. This year’s performance will be very special – I am taking my eight-year-old daughter. This will be her first time seeing an Alvin Ailey performance. I hope that she will be inspired as much as I am and that it will become a tradition for us. Read more