Explore Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, known as the City of Fountains, was formerly a cattle town, formed in the 1820s. Its favorable geographic location meant that it quickly became a MidWest staging post (known as Westport Landing) in the 1830s and then a railroad hub in the 1870s. It also developed into a famous meat-packing center. Just to the east is Independence, the terminus of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails and the home of Harry S. Truman.
When to visit Kansas CityThe average daily temperatures in July are around 90ºF and the city can be humid and sticky. The temperatures are much cooler in the spring and fall, and winter temperatures average around 36ºF. The annual American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo in November is a huge tourist draw and a popular time to book a hotel stay.
How to get to Kansas CityKansas City International Airport (MCI) lies 15 miles northwest of downtown hotels; a smaller airport Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport lies closer to the center of things. There's a Greyhound bus terminal and Amtrak services in the city. Tourists can use the city's bus system or the Metro.
Kansas City attractionsDowntown Kansas City is the location of the City Market and just to the north is the redeveloped historic district of River Market. Kansas City Zoo is sited in Swope Park. Nelson Atkins Museum of Art lies to the south amid a range of good quality hotels such as the Raphael Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Crown next to the Crown Center for shopping splurges. Motels near Sprint Center arena are convenient for concerts and sports events.
Where to stay in Kansas CityMaybe you are searching for hotels with jacuzzi rooms or hot tubs or maybe your preferences are for a simple inn. Whatever your taste, Hotels.com offers the best hotel rates in Kansas City.