Two girls trips in less than a year. (How did I win the lottery?) This time two of my best friends and I ate, drank, and shopped our way through Kansas City. If you are planning a trip to KC, take note of where we went, I promise it won’t disappoint!
Kansas City Adventures, Day One!
We stayed in a suite at the Marriott downtown. From a coffee shop in the lobby to a great restaurant on-site, this was a perfect space to call home.
After getting settled in our hotel, we headed over to Country Club Plaza where we had our first meal in KC followed by shopping in the rain, which was much more fun than it sounds.
Graham & Dunn was SO good. I had the burnt end Mac and cheese, and my mouth is watering just thinking about it! This spot is a swanky choice for KC visitors. This restaurant allows you to take in the neighborhood vibe from the decor to the incredible fire pits on the patio.
The shopping in the plaza is amazing. They have so many big-name stores. Though I love big named stores, my favorite store was Made in KC Marketplace. Made in KC features work from over 200 local artists and is a must-see.
For happy hour we scooted on over to Goat & Rabbit, where we laughed our way through some drinks while enjoying great service and a cool, hidden bar vibe.
We went straight from happy hour to our reservations at Capital Grill. Capital Grill may be an upscale steakhouse chain, but you know that you will always have great service and quality food every time.
Kansas City Adventures, Day Two!
We started day two with a headache and regret, allowing our unsung hero to be coffee and a walk through downtown to catch the streetcar.
The Power & Light shopping district is not something we had time for this trip, but I look forward to going back to check it out.
The streetcar in KC is so cool. It is clean, fast, and FREE! It took us from downtown to the City Market, where we ate brunch at the Farmhouse.
The Farmhouse is an adorable farm-to-fork restaurant that features seasonal menus and delicious food, plated to perfection.
After brunch, we walked around City Marketplace which is a cute farmers market area that sits alongside shops and restaurants alike. The one souvenir from KC that I took home was spices from the Indian Market there, and I regret only buying three of those delicious bulk spices to take home.
The World War 1 museum provides for a stunning and educational stop. My favorite part were the poppies under the glass floor as you enter, which are an incredible tribute to those who fought in WW1.
Happy hour was at Canary, a new midcentury modern restaurant that is known for their drinks. I will be honest, the service was terrible, but the drinks were great!
Dinner was on point. We went to Farina, which is a rustic Italian restaurant featuring award-winning chef, James Beards, creations. We spent roughly three hours drinking wine, laughing, and eating incredible food. It was the perfect end to a fantastic trip.
I would rather have a ton of adventures, than a house full of stuff. To check out our other adventures, click here. Where should we travel next?