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Kansas City is a town full of bargain treasures that aren't solely for locals with inside knowledge. For family fun, head to the Crown Center for a trip to Kaleidoscope, a magical place for kids to explore for free. For those of age, check out the Boulevard Brewery for a free tour and tastings, but make sure you reserve your spot in advance -- spaces fill up fast.

With a burgeoning arts scene, great food (steak, anyone?) and smooth music, let CheapTickets help you plan your Kansas City vacation.

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Hotel Phillips

4 stars
3.9 / 5 101 reviews
Art Deco grace in the center of Kansas City’s nightlife scene Hotel Phillips, the tallest (20 floors) hotel in downtown when built in 1931, continues to impress guests at first sight with its art deco style, elegant wood paneling, and grand dual staircases. The feeling of a European boutique hotel continues in its 217 guest rooms and fine-dining restaurant, 12 Baltimore, with live jazz, swing, and Zydeco on Saturday nights. Guests can enjoy the city's pulsing nightlife as the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel sits just two blocks from the Power & Light Entertainment District and amid numerous restaurants and clubs. HighlightsLandmark building on the National Register of Historic PlacesAAA Four Diamond-rated hotelFree Wi-Fi in public areas and restaurant Rooms For families, Executive rooms feature either a king or queen bed and full-size sleeper sofa, while couples or the business traveler in a Superior room enjoy a sitting area alongside a king or queen bed. All rooms offer European styling with plump duvets comforters on the beds and bathrobes and Well Spa bath amenities in the bathrooms. Work or play with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Refrigerators may be requested in advance (fees apply). FeaturesHotel Philips was the epitome of luxury after its construction in 1931. A tropical-themed lounge with thunder and lightning sound effects and drizzling rainfall was popular with World War II servicemen and countless celebrities and heads of state, including Presidents Eisenhower and Truman and screen stars such as the Barrymore family.   Enjoy fine dining at 12 Baltimore, Hotel Phillip's upscale restaurant, or host a special event in the private dining room. 12 Baltimore serves full hot breakfast, with Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffets. Locals know 12 Baltimore as a popular downtown spot for a business lunch or after-work martini. Signature dishes include the Shredded Beef Brisket Sandwich and Steak & Frites.   Saturday nights bring live entertainment with an eclectic mix of sounds. Patrons and hotel guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in the restaurant and lounge. Those who prefer in-room dining can order 24 hours a day, with a full menu of appetizers, entrees, cocktails, specialty coffees, and desserts until 11 p.m. daily, and a more limited menu all night. TransportationKansas City International Airport, MCI (18 mi/29 km)Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MKC (5 mi/8 km) Nearby attractionsCrown Center (1.40 mi/2.2 km)Bartle Hall Convention Center (0.30 mi/0.5 km)Kansas City Convention Center (0.30 mi/0.5 km)Sprint Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Truman Sports Complex (8.2 mi/13 km)Nelson-Atkins Art Museum (4 mi/6 km) Business Phillips Chophouse, private boardrooms, art deco ballroom, and large mezzanine for meetings and eventsLargest meeting space is 1,340 square feet24-hour business center (fees apply)Short walk to Bartle Hall convention centerHigh-speed and wireless Internet and audiovisual equipment are available Policies and feesPets are welcome at Hotel Phillips and require a $50 non-refundable deposit at check in. Please, no pets over 50 lbs.
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816 Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 54 reviews
816 Hotel puts you in the heart of the best amenities Kansas City has to offer. Located in Old Westport, the oldest part of the city, the area around the hotel is home to more than 150 shops, restaurants and bars. Within 90 steps of our front door are restaurants Bluestem (highest Zagat rated restaurant in KC); Pot Pie (a moderately priced local gem); and the Westport Flea Market (often voted the best cheeseburger in KC). Five blocks to our south is the world famous Country Club Plaza, and the 816 is within 1 mile of the Uptown Theater, the Nelson Atkins Museum, the Plaza Tennis Center, the National World War 1 Museum, UMKC andRockhurst University. Within 2 miles is the American Jazz Museum, the Negro League Baseball Museum, Crown Center and the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Finally, within 3 miles are the Sprint Center and the Power & Light Entertainment District. And the best part? We offer free shuttle service to all of these attractions and everything in between. Once you check in, you can hide your car keys because you won't need them! 816 AmenitiesComplimentary shuttle service within a 4-mile radiusComplimentary breakfast (including made-to-order omelettes)Free cocktails nightly in our Lobby LoungeKC's fastest (and free) hotel Wi-FiComplimentary parkingComplimentary passes to Gold's Gym (2 blocks east)Tommy Bahama Bath Amenities
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3 stars
3.7 / 5 67 reviews
Award - Winning, Historic Kansas City Hotel Welcomes You. Our hotel, Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin Hotelis on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic hotel offers you the most convenient downtown location in Kansas City, Mo.Lodging at our Kansas City hotel means easy access to the convention, business, financial and entertainment districts of Kansas City. Corporate guests find our Kansas City hotel's location, adjacent to the Kansas City Convention Center, is ideal. We're close to H & R Block Headquarters, the Crown Center (home of Hallmark Cards), as well as the Federal Reserve and IRS. Our downtown Kansas City accommodations have a 24-hour Business Center and complementary high-speed Internet access as well.Our beautifully restored Art Deco hotel in downtown Kansas City features a hip design and vintage style as well as upscale amenities. Join us for a meal at the Zebra Room Restaurant and relax with a drink from our Martini Loft Lounge. Why stay in a standard hotel when you can partake of the Aladdin Hotel experience? Discover just how great a downtown Kansas City hotel can be with a stay at the Holiday Inn.
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill

2 stars
3.9 / 5 18 reviews
b>Get FREE high-speed Internet access at this Fairfield Inn>At Fairfield Inn Union Hill, you can count on a friendly welcome, a room that's clean and comfortable, great features and amenities, and service that will make you want to return. Never start a full day on an empty stomach. Enjoy the Early Eats complimentary hot breakfast, featuring the Jimmy Dean's breakfast sandwich. Amenities include spacious guest rooms with well-lit work desks, free local calls, same-day dry cleaning service, a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness room. Guests also enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access in all rooms, including public and meeting space! Convenience is key; located in historic Union Hill, only 2 miles from the Country Club Plaza, and 1/2 mile from Downtown, Crown Center - (shopping, dining), Science City/Union Station, and Westport entertainment area
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The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

4 stars
4.1 / 5 134 reviews
Four-star high-rise hotel connected to Hallmark's Crown Center Westin Crown Center, overlooking the city and adjacent Penn Valley Park, combines city convenience and peaceful green space with an on-site outdoor heated pool and track and tennis courts. This AAA Four Diamond city resort is within walking distance of Hallmark's Crown Center, where guests enjoy 85 acres of shopping, restaurants, theaters, a public outdoor ice rink (seasonal), and Union Station, another of Kansas City's renowned entertainment districts. Highlights AAA Four Diamond-rated hotelDowntown location with park-side settingMore than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, plus an exhibition hallOutdoor heated swimming pool, track, and tennis courtsFree coupon booklet for discounts at Crown Center shops and restaurants Rooms Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city or park make the spacious blue and beige rooms seem even larger. Each of the 724 guest rooms and suites assures a good night's rest with Westin's signature Heavenly Bed, featuring a pillow top mattress, down duvet, and linens with a 250 thread count. Relax with an in-room movie or catch up on work at the large, moveable desk equipped with Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Features Westin's pet policy welcomes dogs weighing less than 40 pounds at no additional charge and provides each pooch with its own Westin Heavenly Dog Bed.   Choose from two in-hotel restaurants or in-room dining, available 24 hours. The Brasserie serves contemporary American cuisine with a local accent -- it would be a shame to miss the Kansas City-style BBQ ribs -- in a casual atmosphere, where children are welcome and eat for $1 every day with the purchase of an adult entrée. Spectacular views from the 20th-story Benton's Prime Steakhouse vie with a menu featuring dishes such as hot smoked Alaskan sablefish and seared lump crab cakes. Brunch includes made-to-order omelets and carving stations, and live jazz warms the setting on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.   After a swim, jog around the track, or workout, guests can relax in the whirlpool and sauna or enjoy an in-room spa service (fees apply). Transportation Kansas City International Airport, MCI (22 mi/35.5 km)Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MKC (3 mi/4.8 km) Nearby attractionsNational World War I Museum (one block)Union Station (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Penn Valley Park (adjacent)Irish Museum and Cultural Center (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Business 53,873 square feet of meeting space with 31 flexible meeting roomsCrown Center Exhibition Hall with 54,000 square feet of meeting space24-hour business center with two computers, a copier, fax machine, and printer (equipment fees apply)High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
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Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles Kansas City Fri, Jan 9 - Tue, Jan 13 $238
New York Kansas City Tue, Jan 13 - Sat, Jan 17 $195
Washington DC Kansas City Sun, Dec 28 - Wed, Dec 31 $276
Seattle Kansas City Wed, Jan 14 - Wed, Jan 21 $259
Atlanta Kansas City Thu, Jan 8 - Wed, Jan 14 $215
San Francisco Kansas City Mon, Jan 26 - Tue, Jan 27 $258
Denver Kansas City Wed, Jan 7 - Fri, Jan 9 $105
Phoenix Kansas City Thu, Jan 22 - Fri, Jan 23 $208
San Diego Kansas City Wed, Jan 14 - Tue, Jan 20 $258
Philadelphia Kansas City Sat, Dec 27 - Sat, Jan 3 Check rates
Chicago Kansas City Fri, Dec 26 - Tue, Dec 30 $107
Baltimore Kansas City Sat, Jan 31 - Sat, Feb 7 $244
Charlotte Kansas City Fri, Jan 2 - Thu, Jan 8 $311
Portland Kansas City Fri, Jan 2 - Fri, Jan 9 $299
Boston Kansas City Tue, Jan 20 - Thu, Jan 22 $260
Newark Kansas City Sat, Jan 3 - Sat, Jan 10 $415
Fort Lauderdale Kansas City Mon, Jan 12 - Tue, Jan 13 $221
Honolulu Kansas City Sat, Dec 27 - Sat, Jan 3 Check rates
Orlando Kansas City Wed, Jan 7 - Sat, Jan 10 $184
Sacramento Kansas City Mon, Jan 5 - Fri, Jan 9 $470
Las Vegas Kansas City Tue, Dec 30 - Fri, Jan 2 $187
Raleigh Kansas City Sat, Dec 27 - Sat, Jan 3 Check rates
Dallas Kansas City Tue, Dec 30 - Sat, Jan 3 $144
Orange County Kansas City Wed, Feb 11 - Wed, Feb 18 $249
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Kansas City highlights

  • Kansas City highlights
  • Shoal Creek Living History Museum

    This village based in Hodge Park hosts a collection of over 20 authentic 19th century buildings, dating from 1807 to 1885. Grab a leaflet from the information desk and start your travel through history, or organize a free guided tour by appointment. Better still, admission to the Shoal Creek Living History Museum is free.

  • Museums

    If history and culture are your thing, your needs are well-catered for on a Kansas City vacation. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has a host of things to see inside and out, the National WW1 Museum (under the towering Liberty Museum) offers a sobering experience. The American Jazz museum is swinging -- and rightfully so: Kansas City was the home of Charlie "Bird" Parker.

  • Cave Spring Historic Site and Nature Center

    Explore over 36 acres of luscious nature on your Kansas City travels at this amazing place. Find hiking trails, a pond and smattering of caves. If you're keen on getting up close and personal with wildlife, you're in luck – the site is packed with native cuties. Entry is completely free, but small donations are encouraged.

  • City Market

    The City Market has been around for over 150 years and is still going strong. Known as the biggest Farmers Market in the Midwest, City Market wows with delicious treats, live demos and free concerts.

  • Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

    An ideal way to spend a day with the kiddies on your Kansas City travels. Enjoy pony rides, fishing, wagon rides, history tours, a petting zoo and other family-friendly activities for zero dollars on Monday thru to Thursday. If you're visiting on a Friday or the weekend, it only costs a measly $2.

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