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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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Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown

2 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews
Smart downtown Kansas City rates near the Sprint Center and nightlifeFrom the newly-renovated Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown, find top Kansas City attractions within a walk or short cab ride, from the historic City Market to the convention center. Guests appreciate the proximity to major entertainment events at the Sprint Center and the hopping nightlife of the Power & Light district. With free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center and a complimentary breakfast, the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown is hard to beat. Wake to hot waffles, boiled eggs, biscuits and gravy, fruit, cereal, bagels, pastries, juice and coffee. Highlights Complimentary hot breakfastIndoor heated swimming poolFitness centerDowntown Kansas City hotel with free parkingFree high-speed wireless Internet access Rooms Bright bedspreads and comfy armchairs warm up the clean, comfortable rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown. For its city-center location, rooms are quiet and include free high-speed wireless Internet access and local calls. Enjoy the convenience of a coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and flat-screen TV. Upon request, the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown provides microwaves, refrigerators and non-smoking rooms. Live it up in downtown style with a suite that features a deep Jacuzzi tub, sitting area or designated work area, ideal for business travelers. FeaturesTake a swim in the bright and airy indoor pool that boasts a high ceiling and natural light at the Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown. Other amenities at the close to the Jazz District Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown include a guest laundry facility, free parking and free copies of USA Today. While in the “City of Fountains,” visit nearby Country Club Plaza, a 15-block area filled with shops, eateries, beautiful architecture and fountains. TransportationKansas City International Airport (19.5 mi/31.5 km) AttractionsKaufmann Center for the Performing Arts (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Arabia Steamboat Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)City Market (0.8 mi/1.4 km)Sprint Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Power & Light District (0.9 mi/1.5 km)Kansas City Convention Center (1.2 mi/1.9 km)Union Station (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Country Club Plaza (5.8 mi/9.3 km) Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun (8.6 mi/13.8 km)Kansas City Zoo (10.9 mi/17.6 km) Business Free high-speed wireless Internet accessBusiness centerFax and copy servicesMeeting room accommodates up to 50 people
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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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Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff

3 stars
4.7 / 5 7 reviews
Located 5 miles north of Downtown Kansas City, the Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City at Briarcliff is a great place for both business and leisure accommodations. We are connected to the View at Briarcliff Conference center, Briarcliff Village Shopping District and the Hilltop at Briarcliff office complex. Enjoy our comfortable and friendly atmosphere in our lobby while watching the big screen TV and enjoy our complimentary wireless internet throughout the hotel. Our spacious rooms feature 37 inch flat screen HDTVs with HD channels available. Stay on your fitness routine in our fitness center or have a relaxing swim in our salt water pool and whirlpool. Get caught up on work in our 24 hour business center. The View at Briarcliff event center offers spectacular views of Downtown Kansas City perfect for any occasion. We are the first LEED Certified hotel in Kansas City and we are proud to offer environmentally friendly services and amenities. Its a new stay at The Courtyard by Marriott at Briarcliff
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The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

4 stars
4.1 / 5 131 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 Wed, Jan 7 - Tue, Jan 13 $243
New York Kansas City Sat, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 9 $189
Washington DC Kansas City Wed, Dec 31 - Thu, Jan 8 $264
Seattle Kansas City Wed, Jan 21 - Sun, Jan 25 $283
Atlanta Kansas City Tue, Dec 2 - Thu, Dec 4 $172
San Francisco Kansas City Tue, Dec 9 - Tue, Dec 16 $263
Denver Kansas City Tue, Dec 2 - Wed, Dec 10 $105
Phoenix Kansas City Thu, Jan 1 - Tue, Jan 13 $198
San Diego Kansas City Tue, Dec 9 - Sun, Dec 14 $253
Philadelphia Kansas City Tue, Dec 16 - Thu, Dec 25 $276
Chicago Kansas City Wed, Dec 3 - Mon, Dec 15 $81
Baltimore Kansas City Sun, Dec 14 - Fri, Dec 26 $391
Charlotte Kansas City Mon, Jan 5 - Thu, Jan 15 $326
Portland Kansas City Tue, Dec 9 - Fri, Dec 12 $269
Boston Kansas City Thu, Dec 18 - Thu, Jan 8 $194
Newark Kansas City Tue, Dec 9 - Mon, Dec 15 $350
Fort Lauderdale Kansas City Wed, Jan 21 - Thu, Jan 22 $192
Honolulu Kansas City Wed, Dec 3 - Wed, Dec 10 Check rates
Orlando Kansas City Thu, Jan 8 - Tue, Jan 13 $199
Sacramento Kansas City Wed, Dec 3 - Wed, Dec 10 $440
Las Vegas Kansas City Wed, Dec 10 - Sat, Dec 13 $107
Raleigh Kansas City Wed, Dec 3 - Wed, Dec 10 Check rates
Dallas Kansas City Thu, Dec 4 - Fri, Dec 5 $87
Orange County Kansas City Fri, Dec 5 - Tue, Dec 16 $238
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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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