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Why Fly to Kansas City?
Spilling over into two states, Kansas City is a sprawling metropolitan area and the largest city in Missouri. Formerly a major hub during America's pioneer days, Kansas City today boasts a beautiful cityscape of fountains and boulevards. In fact, it has been claimed that only Rome outnumbers the western Missouri city in fountains. Kansas City is also famous for its unique brand of barbecue, a style which is typified by its thick tomato and molasses-based sauce. Downtown Kansas City has recently undergone revitalization. The corridor's Power and Light District has become a major attraction for locals and tourists thanks to its many live music venues, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Meanwhile, food fans should take a trip to the City Market. Located just north of the city's Central Business District, City Market is one of the largest farmers' markets in the Midwest. Selections include fresh meats, produce, home accessories and flowers. Venture outside of downtown via the city's gorgeous system of parks and boulevards. Along the way, you'll run into many of Kansas City's historical and architectural landmarks. Stop off at the Westport entertainment district near Country Club Plaza to patron two of the city's most notable art museums. With dozens of hip neighborhoods, visitors can easily find trendy boutique hotels in Kansas City throughout the metropolitan area. If you are in search of low-priced flights, use Travelzoo's SuperSearch when planning your trip.
Which Airlines Fly to Kansas City?
Located in Platte County, the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) serves the Kansas City area. It serves as a hub for Frontier Airlines. East Coast travelers can buy airfare from New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and other cities on Continental, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United and US Airways.
Meanwhile, those searching for cheap plane tickets from Chicago can try American Airlines, American Eagle and United. West Coasters can find fights from Los Angeles and San Francisco on Frontier and Southwest. As for Canadian travelers, try a search for flights from Toronto on Air Canada Jazz.
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Find cheap flights to Kansas City by traveling on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Flying during the week can often lead to savings of over 50% when compared to flights on busy Friday or Sunday travel dates.
Quick Travel Guide to Kansas City
With more than 100 miles of spacious boulevards and more than 200 parks, Kansas City is a joy to explore. Begin your trip with a visit to the city's largest urban green space, Swope Park. Located several miles southeast of downtown, the park encompasses more than 1,800-acres of land, making it one of the largest city parks in the country. Several family-friendly attractions call Swope Park home, including the Kansas City Zoological Park and an 8,000-seat outdoor theater. The Lakeside Nature Center is also located on park grounds. This heavily wooded facility hosts many local species of wildlife.
Travel north to the historical Westport neighborhood. This prominent neighborhood within the city's Midtown District has a reputation as a trendy entertainment community. Here, you can visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Known for its extensive collection of Asian art, the museum is housed in a grand neo-classical building. Be sure to take some time to stroll the museum's spacious lawn, home of the Kansas City Sculpture Park. Afterward, head a few blocks northwest to Westport's main entertainment area. Here, along Westport Road, you'll find a wide selection of pubs, taverns and burger joints.
Next, venture north to the southern portion of Kansas City's bustling downtown. Here you'll find the posh Crossroads Arts District. Within the renovated warehouses and industrial buildings, you'll find many storefront art galleries and boutiques clothing and houseware shops. There are also a handful of eclectic cocktail lounges and live music venues.
Head just south of the Crossroads Arts District to Crown Center. This neighborhood is home the global headquarters of Hallmark Cards and features a large department store called Halls, which is owned by the card company. Crown Center is also home to some of the city's most critically acclaimed restaurants and hotels. Just west of the vibrant shopping district is the Liberty Memorial, a landmark that commemorates the soldiers of World War I. Here, visitors can tour the National World War I Museum, which claims two theaters, period artifacts and interactive displays.