Kansas City Travel Guide & Information

Good old fashioned barbecue and smooth soothing jazz, Kansas City is the place to visit if you're a finger lickin' meat-lover with a bluesy, groovy, soul. Once home to music-maker Charlie Parker, KC has a special sort of character and visitors have no problem stumbling upon some hearty good times.

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And for those of you who have a rambunctious passion for America's favorite sport, the Kansas City Chiefs will give you the rumble, tumble, fumble you need to get your football fix.

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Things to do in Kansas City

Daytime Attractions:

Leila's Hair Museum: A very unique museum, Leila's is filled with wreaths, antique jewelry and pictures, all of which are made out of human hair! Everything in the museum is at least 100 years old.

Address: 815 W. 23rd Street Independence, MO 64055

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Contact Information: 816-252-3232

Country Club Plaza: America's first suburban shopping center, the historic, 14-block plaza was built in 1922 and was created with Spain's marketplaces in mind, giving it an old European feel. Today it holds nearly 200 restaurants, and stores, not to mention over a million dollars worth of outdoor artwork. Stroll around the plaza and enjoy some its tasty cuisines and admire its impressive works of art.

Address: Kansas City, MO 64112

Restaurants:

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue: A meat-lovers heaven, this place is popular with people seeking out the perfect smoked sausage, or the sexiest slab of bbq'd baby backs. Guests can also enjoy tasty seafood, fried onion rings, and more.

Address: 13441 Holmes Rd, Martin City, MO 64145

Contact Information: 816-942-9141

Piropos: Argentina meets Mid-west, Piropos serves delicious grilled meets and seafood dinners. The empanadas are flaky and perfectly stuffed with chicken and peppers, and the dishes of chicken, veal, and steak, all served with scrumptious sides, such as potatoes or veggies, will leave you satisfied.

Address: 4141 N Mulberry Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116

Contact Information: 816-741-3600

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Where to Stay in Kansas City

Quarterage Hotel: Prices from 95 USD per night: The Quarterage is close to Kansas City's shopping, offers excellent and friendly service, and provides a delicious breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, waffles, bagels, and biscuits with gravy and sausage, yum! The hotel's amenities include, room service with limited hours, limo or Town Car services, airport transportation with a charge, a full service health spa, and more.

Address: 560 Westport Rd. , Kansas city 64111, United states

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Chateau Avalon: Prices averaging 135 USD per night: A beautifully calming atmosphere, Chateau Avalon is perfect for a romantic getaway or for a long weekend dedicated to unwinding and relaxing. With uniquely themed rooms, you'll feel like you've traveled somewhere else, the 2 person jetted tub is perfect if you and your partner want to spend the evening in with just a bottle of wine and each other. The Chateau Avalon also offers, a complimentary breakfast, massage treatment rooms, room service with limited hours, satellite television, and much more.

Address: 701 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, KS, US, 66111-1883

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Passport & Visa Requirements

For US Citizens:

Any sort of valid identification (Identification card) in order to board the plane. Note, passport is not needed if you have an identification card to show.

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For Non-US Citizens:

* Passport will be needed

* Non-immigrant visa for temporary stay must be obtained showing your purpose to U.S.

For Canadians: (just one will be needed)

* Passport will be needed

* Nexus Card

We strongly recommend you to check out the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Kansas City

Spring and summer are the busiest times in Kansas City. Kids are on vacation, and families travel more because of this. Kansas City offers more tours during this time so if you can get your ticket ahead of time, it's worth it. Kansas City is cold during the winter so things die down a bit on the tourist front, you can find cheaper airfare, and deals on hotels, during this time but there may be less tours.

Kansas City Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 53.76 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 63.5 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 49 Degrees

December – February: 29 Degrees

March – May: 60.67 Degrees

June – August: 76 Degrees

September – November: 56 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 37.6 inches

Currency and Language:

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Language

The main language spoken in Kansas City is English.