On Missouri's western edge, Kansas City(sometimes making you wonder which state you're in) includes over 17 distinct neighborhoods, such as Country Club Plaza—widely known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Midwest.” The amazing thing about Kansas City is that it’s quite trendy and industrial, but if you need to take a breather from city life, rolling hills are just a short drive away.
At Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, you'll find works by modern and contemporary artists from around the world. Kansas City’s acclaimed, free contemporary art museum hosts exhibitions and installations from emerging, mid-career and renowned established artists.
No trip to Kansas City is complete without shopping at Country Club Plaza. You'll find everything from high-end labels like Tiffany & Co., Kate Spade and Burberry to J. Crew and Urban Outfitters. Looking for the perfect addition to your home? Stop by Williams-Sonoma or West Elm.
Once you've throughly shopped 'til you dropped, get refreshed with "The Raven" cocktail at The Monarch Bar. Based off Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, it's concocted with Four Square (the world’s best) Criterion rum, roasted pineapple Campari, freshly squeezed lime-tangerine juice and barrel-aged Demerara Gomme. This $32 cocktail is available exclusively via reservation at The Monarch Bar’s intimate Parlour Room.
If the sleek, high-end design has you craving more, The Monarch Bar also offers seasonal small plates such as Negroni Cured Lox, unique desserts and Osetra Caviar service. Beauty by design. Polish without pretension. Seamless, classic service. Intimate, inviting and highly social. This is The Monarch.
Located in the Power & Light District, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midlandhas hosted well-known artists since 1927. The best part? You can rent a loge suite on their exclusive loge level balcony and watch your favorite show from the comfort of your premium, plush seat with up to 12 guests.
Founded in the 1850s at the confluence of the Missouri and Kaw rivers, Kansas City includes major works by many of the world's most distinguished architects and is widely known as one of the 10 best examples of art deco architecture in the United States. Municipal Auditorium, the Kansas City Power and Light Building, and Jackson County Courthouse have all been called "three of the nation's Art Deco treasures." Today, One Kansas City Place, is the tallest building in Missouri.