Family travel is fun, and I love exploring new places with my family. We recently got the opportunity to visit Kansas City, Missouri thanks to the Visit KC team and it was a blast. With a quick flight (less than two hours) we started our day off checking in at our beautiful hotel, The Westin Kansas City At Crown Center which is literally in the center of everything. I honestly never thought of visiting Kansas City but the entire week was jam-packed with activities with things any age group could enjoy. If you’re looking to visit Kansas City, check out our Kansas City travel guide below.
Kansas City Travel Guide
We went straight to the room and decided to relax and get refreshed before heading out to explore. KJ took full advantage of having this big bed to himself while mommy and daddy got changed as you see in the above photo. After we got refreshed, we decided to explore the hotel. I knew the hotel was near Crown Center, but once inside we realized that it’s connected to the hotel. We were able to walk inside, and we came across a restaurant called Unforked, and we decided to stop there for lunch. It was extremely delicious.
(image: via Unforked)
After lunch, we went to explore local attractions Explore Trivial Pursuit®: A 50-State Adventure, LEGOLAND Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Aquarium. When I first saw these activities on our agenda, I was a little skeptical about our little one being able to enjoy them thoroughly, but he had a blast and loved exploring. What I love about traveling to new places especially with him is being able to live through his eyes to see him experience the world for the first time.
At the Explore Trivial Pursuit, it’s a dozen hands-on activities that reflect vital educational goals—and plenty of challenges of trivia of all ages. This pretend trek across the U.S.A. features an action for every state and the District of Columbia—ride a mule in the Grand Canyon, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Times Square, hit a home run at Fenway Park or guide your sled dog team on the Iditarod Trail.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center was my personal favorite. It’s the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks with an indoor kids attraction with 4D cinema and rides. This place is indeed for all ages. The LEGOLAND Center and SEA LIFE were in the same building, so you’re able to get tickets to both attractions or visit one.
After a full day of travel and exploring, we had reservations for dinner at Jack Stack BBQ. With five Kansas City restaurants, this local spot earns its spot as being a top BBQ restaurant you must try when in the city. Being around for 60 years isn’t easy in the restaurant industry, but they make their job look easy by preparing delicious meals that are incredible. This one is worth a cheat day. If you’re in Kansas City or visiting soon, make sure you make reservations ahead of time as they have one hour + wait times.
Stay tuned for day two as I continue to share our full Kansas City travel guide with you. I’m going into detail more about our hotel, things to do that are free in Kansas City and more.
This post is sponsored by Visit KC. All opinions are my own.