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Kansas City is a large, buzzing city based on the Kansas-Missouri state line. This bustling urban wonderland boasts a bright and bountiful cultural scene, with many museums and art galleries spread throughout the leafy city streets. Music-lovers will be overjoyed with the wealth of buzzing live music bars, many of which center around Kansas City’s jazz heritage. Foodies can gorge on sweet Kansas-style barbecue, and shoppers can splurge in the ritzy malls.

Things to see

Art-fiends should start their day by wandering around the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Based in an immense Neo-Classical building of sleek smooth stone and graceful colonnades, the Nelson-Atkins houses a huge collection of Asian, American, and European art. See works by the great masters - such as El Greco, Degas, and Monet - and spend a while exploring the museum’s contemporary exhibits too. As the sunny Kansas afternoon rolls around, continue your cultural tour of the city at the National World War 1 Museum, which showcases an astounding collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the period - from old-world weapons to touching black and white photographs. The Liberty Monument is also onsite - a huge Beaux-Arts stone tower that shoots into the sky. Afterwards, shoppers can splurge art the glossy up-scale Crown Center complex, while parents take their kids to visit snow-white polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo.

Hotels in Kansas City

There are a few 4-star luxury hotels in Kansas City, ideal for holiday-makers who seek a slice of fine city living. Here, you’ll enjoy glistening outdoor pools, refined in-house restaurants and bars, and on-site tennis courts - a great way to unwind on a balmy afternoon. For something more affordable, check out a 3-star Kansas City hotel. Relax in the spacious air-conditioned rooms, and start your day off right with free filling breakfasts. If you’re looking for reliable, hassle-free accommodation with no-frills comfort, stay in a 2-star Kansas City hotel.

Where to stay

Most travelers will want to stay in Kansas City’s Downtown district - but this large and energetic area is split into its own distinct neighborhoods. The River Market area, based by the mighty Mississippi River in the northern part of Downtown, is a quieter neighborhood full of BBQ restaurants, welcoming bars, and farmers markets. The Central Business district lays slightly south of this - the home of Kansas City’s soaring skyline and upscale hotels. Culture-enthusiasts will want to stay in the Crossroads Arts District, even further south, where galleries, theaters, and live jazz bars thrive.

How to get to Kansas City

Kansas City International Airport is based just 20 miles from Downtown. This busy hub of domestic travel serves dozens of direct flights to top US cities, like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington. If traveling from overseas, you’ll need to catch a connecting flight to Kansas City International at one of these cities. From the airport, you can take the hourly I-29 Express bus to the center. Alternatively, hop in a cab or hire a car onsite - the drive should take around 25 minutes. Once there, the cheap Metro bus will whizz you around the core areas, but you’ll need your own rental vehicle to explore further out.

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