Spending a 2 night weekend in Kansas City in May. It's going to be a girls weekend and we're staying in Country Club Plaza. We will have a car and we do like live music, gambling, shopping and museums. Average Budget, not too high end.
If you are staying on Country Club Plaza you will not need a car to shop, drink, eat or listen to great music. Everything is within walking distance.
It's been awhile since I've been back home (2004). So, I'm quite sure there's a lot of changes. If your at Crown Center, then there should be plenty of night life activities there.
Classic Cup Cafe or Gram & Dun on the Plaza are both great brunch places. Classic Cup has a nice outdoor patio if the weather is nice. Westport is near the plaza and has a lot of great bars and local restaurants - where the plaza has more chain-type restaurants. The art museum - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - is located near the plaza and has free admission (donation suggested). I would definitely recommend checking out some BBQ while in town, as well as visiting Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Take in a Royals game or gamble at the "boats" while in town. Power and Light District district downtown often has free concerts during the summer which is worth checking out.
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