In KC, there’s more to love.



Two states + One home
- Love, KC
James Beard Foundation recognized restaurants
Pro sports teams
KC Attractions at a Glance
SERV pickleball courts
Choose Your Adventure

KC is proud to be known as a city where the residents dress like tourists. And we love to "visit" our city like tourists, too. Whether you're new to KC or lived here all your life, there are unlimited outdoor adventures and hidden historical gems waiting to be discovered all over the region.

And when it's time to share that adventures with little ones, KC has plenty of options for families looking to explore.

Looking for something a little different? From competitive pickleball matches to laidback arcade gaming, KC's recreation hotspots are perfect for bringing people together.

Large heart sculpture with "KC" and a ballerina.
The Arts: heART of the community

KC has a richly diverse arts scene – everything from professional performing arts and world-class museums to community theatre and philanthropic art campaigns.

Come enjoy our public art installations and gallery districts of all shapes and sizes.

Waxahatchee Music Festival
The (heart)Beat of Live Music

American jazz grew up here, and it's where many of our country’s early jazz artists got their start.

In fact, KC’s music heritage and location in the heart of the country attracted the Folk Alliance International to relocate its headquarters from Memphis to Kansas City in 2013.

Today, KC's music scene is just as vibrant.

Wine and Dine in KC
Chicken N Pickle: Indoor/outdoor entertainment complex with a restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, yard games, event space and more.
Eat your heart out

KC is a foodie town. Oh yeah, we're known for BBQ – maybe you'll try some on your way into the KCI Airport – but our local fare goes way beyond.

Whether you're looking for simple comfort food or a sophisticated dining experience, KC has you covered, from "humble, award-winning tortillas" to Parisian cuisine. We're even recognized by Forbes as America's Taco Capital (yep, really).

Diana Condori Mixing Cocktails
Coffee, beer and cocktails … oh, my!

Breweries, distilleries, wineries, kombucha bars, juiceries and coffee roasters abound in the KC region. 

While some may be more well-known than others – Boulevard Brewing and J. Rieger & Co. to name a couple – these are just the tip of the iceberg, with bustling entrepreneurs creating innovative new experiences for those looking for adventure.

Getting Around KC
Don't miss a beat: How to explore KC

KC has more highway miles per capita than any other city our size, which makes it easy to get around. While traveling by car is the most common way, KC has many other ways to see the region.

Here are some of our favorite options:
KC Streetcar

If you’re planning to hang out downtown, the KC Streetcar is definitely the way to travel between downtown attractions, restaurants, bars, and events. The free 2.1 mile route takes riders from KC’s historic Union Station to the River Market neighborhood with multiple stops along the way.

The streetcar route will expand to the Country Club Plaza and University of Missouri-Kansas City by 2025.

RideKC Bike
Pedal and electric powered bike or scooter … choose how you want to roll in more than 40 different locations across the KC area. Additional electric scooter providers are available in the metro including Bird and Spin.
On-Demand Transit

IRIS is a new app-based, on-demand service provided by Kansas City, MO., in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, zTrip, and RideCo. (Think Uber, but cheaper.)


RideKC makes it really simple for visitors to get to KC attractions and important travel centers, including the KCI Airport. In 2019, Kansas City, MO became the first major city in the U.S. to offer a zero fare transit service.

Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City International Airport serves 11 million passengers each year, with daily non-stop flights to 50 destinations. Flights to and out of KC are among the most affordable in the U.S. due to a mix of low-cost and major airlines.

KCI's new $1.5 billion single terminal opened in early 2023, ushering in a whole new era of air service and travel experience in KC.

Ready to plan your visit? Our friends at VisitKC are here to help.