Where to stay in Kansas City
There is no doubt that the best place to stay in Kansas City is downtown , for its skyscrapers, Art Deco buildings, and for being very close to the vibrant Power and Light district (known as «P & L»), a lively area full of bars, restaurants, shops, theaters and cinemas.
In addition, on your visit to the centre you will see the Sprint Center , a place where the most important concerts in the city take place.You can also enjoy contemporary art in the Kemper Museum , contemplate the colours of the JC Nichols Fountain , and experience an interesting nightlife with the most characteristic sound of the city: jazz.
If you like football you can visit the Arrowhead Stadium and attend a game of the professional team Kansas City , the Chiefs, but if you prefer baseball at the same distance is the Kauffman Stadium where you can see the Royals of KC in action.
Don’t forget to also visit the Union Station where you will have a lot of things to see, like the planetarium, the old train museum and other attractions and finally say goodbye to the city with a beautiful view from the top of the tower Liberty Memorial .
On the map showing the best area to stay in Kansas City , there is a selection of the best hotels to stay in .
Downtown Kansas City, the best place to stay in Kansas City
One of the main advantages of staying in downtown Kansas City is the ease with which it is possible to visit all areas of the city on foot or by public transportation.The recently opened Kansas City Streetcar has 16 stops throughout the city and provides easy access to all major neighborhoods of interest. The KC Downtown Streetcar starts approximately two miles north-south from River Market and travels down Main Street to the historic Union Station.Stops include the Central Business and Convention District, the Power & Light District and the Crown Center, not to mention the numerous businesses, restaurants, art galleries and residences you can see or visit along the way.Although Kansas City’s airport is only a 17 minute drive from downtown, it is worth staying close to the city’s activity to enjoy the trendy Power & Light bars and restaurants, attend the many events at the theatres or stadiums and visit the major cultural attractions.
Other areas to stay in Kansas City
Country Club Plaza Area Country
Club Plaza offers 15 blocks with infinite shops and restaurants.Here you’ll find the most exclusive shops and some of the best restaurants in Kansas, although to enjoy the nightlife, the lively downtown area is more recommendable. There are art and food fairs throughout the year and it’s a good option if you’re traveling with your family or as a couple.
With a quieter atmosphere than the epicenter of the city, Plaza Area has beautiful parks like the Loose Park Rose Garden, there are some trails to breathe fresh air around it and places like J.C. Nichols Fountain or Mill Creek Park offer beautiful views from some of the best hotel rooms.
Getting downtown from the Country Club Plaza Area is easy and quick using the public buses or tram and there are plenty of public parking lots in the area where you can safely leave your car for free.
Hotels in Country Club Plaza Area