A Weekend Guide To Kansas City, KS/Kansas City, MO

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Right after Christmas, Jake and I visited Kansas City for our annual Chiefs football game with his family. Jake has been going to Chiefs games since he was a little boy, and I started joining in on the tradition once we got engaged. Growing up in Oklahoma without a local NFL team, you’re either a Kansas City Chiefs or a Dallas Cowboys fan (there are some Denver Broncos fans too, but Jake refuses to acknowledge their existence). Jake grew up a Chiefs fan and convinced this Dallas girl to become a Chiefs fan, too. They’re really good this year (if they win this weekend, they go to the Super Bowl!), so it’s been even more fun to watch them.

If you’ve seen my other travel guides, you are probably surprised that this one isn’t as comprehensive. When we go to Kansas City, it’s always mainly for the game. We don’t do a whole lot of other stuff, but there are a couple areas we always like to go to. There are several districts that have a lot of fun things to do in them.

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Where to stay: We always stay near the Country Club Plaza. There is so much to do in that area, and it’s a close location to other attractions, too. It can be kind of confusing because Kansas City itself is split between the states of Kansas and Missouri. The Plaza and Chiefs’ stadium are both in the Missouri side of Kansas City.

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  • Eat BBQ: If you go to Kansas City without trying barbeque, you’re truly missing out. Our my favorite BBQ restaurant is Jack Stacks’. They have several locations, but we love the one at the Country Club Plaza. Their burnt ends are AMAZING. I promise, you’ll thank me later. This proud Texan will even admit Kansas City has my favorite BBQ.
    • Other good BBQ- Gates BBQ is good too, but nothing compares to Jack Stack.
    •  Q39 comes highly recommended, but we’ve never had it. Hopefully we can try it next time.
  • Shop/Eat at The Country Club Plaza:

    This is a beautiful district featuring 100 shops and 30 restaurants.  This is where these photos were taken. We went right after Christmas, and it was magical at night with all of the gorgeous Christmas lights. The architecture is beautiful to begin with, and the lights blew me away. Some of my favorite shops there are Anthropologie, Kendra Scott and J. Crew. Like I said above, my favorite restaurant there is Jack Stack, but they have several other great ones. We enjoyed Brio, which has good Italian food and bellinis. If you want to end the night with a drink, I recommend Cooper’s Hawk Winery. You can get wine flights there, which are my favorite.

  • Power and Light District: This is another fun district with great restaurants and bars.  We didn’t get to go this time, but it’s such a fun area.
  • See A Chiefs Game:kansas city chiefs | things to do in Kansas City | Kansas City restaurants | Kansas City, Kansas | Kansas City, Missouri | Kansas City Night Life | Kansas City Downtown | Kansas City Food | Kansas City Shopping | Kansas City Attractions | Kansas City bbq| Kansas City country club plaza | Kansas City hotels  Of course, this was the whole purpose of our trip. The Chiefs games are so fun and have a lot of neat traditions. They are famous for having the best tailgating in the NFL, and their crowd set the record for loudest crowd in world history. Chiefs games are truly a party. Hopefully they will be Super Bowl bound this year!

Have a great weekend! I just celebrated my 2nd blogging anniversary, so stay turned for an upcoming post on it. kansas city chiefs | things to do in Kansas City | Kansas City restaurants | Kansas City, Kansas | Kansas City, Missouri | Kansas City Night Life | Kansas City Downtown | Kansas City Food | Kansas City Shopping | Kansas City Attractions | Kansas City bbq| Kansas City country club plaza | Kansas City hotels

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20 Comments

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so much. It’s so warm too. We love Kansas City. It’s such a fun city and I love the tradition of going.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 10:11 am

      It really is such a fun tradition. I look forward to visiting every year. I love KC and highly recommend a visit there.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 10:11 am

      Thanks girl. Y’all need to go. It’s such a fun city to visit. 🙂 I don’t think it would be far for y’all either.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 18, 2019 / 1:57 pm

      Thanks for reading, Jennifer! It’s been a fun tradition. 🙂

  1. thefashionableaccountant
    January 18, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    I have never been, looks like you had a great trip together though!!! xo, Nikki

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 18, 2019 / 9:25 pm

      It’s a fun city to visit. 🙂 We had a blast.

  2. Lindsey Puls
    January 19, 2019 / 4:52 am

    That is such a fun tradition! I haven’t been to Kansas, but this looks like a great way to enjoy it. I absolutely love the cozy outfit you wore as well. And congratulations on 2 years of blogging!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 9:08 pm

      It really is. We love going. Aw thanks Lindsey. It feels like forever. Hopefully I’ll get that post up soon.

  3. Ashh
    January 19, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    i really like your pom pom hat. I want to visit Kansas one day.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 9:07 pm

      Aw thank you. You should if you get a chance. It’s a fun city 🙂

  4. January 22, 2019 / 7:53 am

    I guess being from Oklahoma you have to pick an out of state team Courtney! Oh my gosh , Jake must have been devastated with the result of the game. It was over and back and anyone could have won. Also the fact the superbowl is in Atlanta you could have joined in the pre game festivities or be lucky enough to get a ticket! I guess bbq is a must in Kansas. So many great suggestions. I checked and it is 6.5 hours drive from us . Not too bad at all! Country club plaza is so pretty with the lights shining! The shops sound like fun to visit and I can always sample a glass , or flight of wine. The stadium looks huge and I am sure it is so good to experience the atmosphere and noise on game day. The quarterback looks so young! You know how I love seeing you model your spring and summer outfits and dresses , but this winter outfit looks so cute on you. I love the jacket, knee high boots and the red hat ! Very stylish .Thanks for taking Me to Kansas City, hugs, Terri xo.

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 1:27 pm

      Yes you do! I originally picked Dallas,since it’s my hometown, but I love the Chiefs now. Such a good team spirit and fun games. Jake is sooooo devastated, we were actually going to go to the Superbowl with his family if the Chiefs went. Oh wow it’s not too far from y’all. I think it would be a fun trip for you someday if you like BBQ. The Plaza is gorgeous especially around Christmas. You would love the wine flights. They were soooo yummy. The stadium really is massive. Yes, the quarter back is 23 I believe. I am hopeful that they will go to the Superbowl soon. Thank you,it’s too cold to dress like I do in Alabama hahah. It is a little chilly lately here too. Thank you for reading. XOXO

      • January 24, 2019 / 5:23 am

        chilly is chilly wherever we live. Temps are dropping here to 0 degrees today!

        • abyersguide
          Author
          January 24, 2019 / 6:04 pm

          Oh no that’s so cold. Stay warm.

  5. January 22, 2019 / 1:13 pm

    Never been but it’s so close to us we might just go one day! Thanks for the recs!

    • abyersguide
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      If you get the chance to go, I highly recommend Kansas City. It’s such a charming place. 🙂

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