If you are relocating to Kansas City, You’re in luck! You have chosen one of the best cities in the nation to call home! Kansas City, Missouri is Midwest living at its finest. Nestled on the state line between Missouri and Kansas you get the best of both states! Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri by population and area but we have the small town feel! Our city has its own distinctive character, all the fun, unique places, food, music, nightlife, and more food. Kansas City is a family friendly city that caters to families looking to explore, engage, and relax after a busy week.

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The kiddos will enjoy trips to Union Station to see the trains, visit Science City and gaze at the stars in the Arvin Gottelieb Planetarium. Enjoy the Nelson Atkins Museum or take a stroll through the Kansas City Zoo. The Kansas City Zoo is home to over 1700 animals including penguins and polar bears.

A family trip to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun is a Kansas City summertime must do! The historic River Market is a relaxing way to spend a weekend morning perusing fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade breads, jams, etc.… With so many unique restaurants and interesting things to do and see, the River Market is fun for the family. Date night idea, take in the performing arts at the Kaufman Center in the Arts District followed by late dinner in the Crossroads District.

Couples can spend a weekend exploring the Crossroads District, or head to 18th & Vine to take in our rich jazz history and listen to live Jazz into the wee hours. During Baseball season, take in a Royals game. During the fall and winter seasons you can’t be in Kansas City and not be a Chiefs fan. Head to a game, do some tailgating and watch our Chiefs destroy their opponents. Don’t forget to bring your ear plugs, we are the loudest stadium in the Nation.

Did we mention food? Kansas City is best known for its BBQ! We do it right and have the world championship ribbons and medals to prove it. But our foodie paradise has more than just BBQ. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City.

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La Bodega – Spanish Tapas – Awesome foodie experience

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen – located in the KC Crossroads District, Tannin offers exceptional food, wine and service. Cozy, romantic, fun!

Q39 – BBQ – One of the best in KC!

Brown & Loe – American comfort food in historic City Market District

Lazia – Italian – Cozy, Romantic located inside the Crossroads Hotel

The Majestic Steakhouse – Historic steakhouse offering live music in the Jazz Club. Check out the Pendergast Cigar Club upstairs.

Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room – Two foodie concepts captured under one roof

Anton’s – Located in the Arts District this Small, cozy, sustainability focused restaurant has a butcher shop inside! Steak would be one of their specialties.

West Side Local – A KC favorite with a focus on local fresh food. Outdoor seating, pups are welcome!

Grinder’s Pizza – Located in the Crossroad District Grinder’s offers some of KC’s best pizza and concerts outside in the backyard!

Pierpont’s at Union Station – a repeat Wine Spectator award winner, Pierpont’s at Union Station is upscale dining at it’s finest.

Mission Taco Joint – A street taco / California Street food paradise! Great Margarita’s too!

Happy Hour, Craft Cocktails, and a Speak Easy Oh My!!! Yes, when you think Speak Easy you should think Kansas City. We have a slew of them, and they are all teaming with master mixologists that can craft some of the most delicious and interesting cocktails. Here are a few of our very favorite Speak Easy Spots:

PS Restaurant Kansas City, MO

P.S. – Under the radar, underground, under cover….. we can’t tell you where it is located.

Swordfish Toms – This speakeasy was recently recognized by Travel Curator – as one of the Best Speakeasies in the US.

Hey! Hey! Club – A tribute to Kansas City’s rebellious past! Get ready for a cool experience.

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