“Downtown Kansas City reached a tipping point in October as national, regional and local media attention turned our way, piqued by two, world class experiences – the grand opening of the $400 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Google’s selection of Kansas City for its first high-speed fiber network.
In the last 10 years, more than $6 billion has been invested in Downtown Kansas City. No city in America has done so much in such a short time to revitalize its Downtown, and the world has begun to take notice. But, tipping point? Well, consider….”
No. 6 on the Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 US travel destinations for 2014“:
“Wide open and inviting Kansas City is famed for more than its 200 fountains (on par with Rome). Over 100 barbecue joints feed the city’s grateful denizens (and tourists), and the jazz and blues scenes serve as an anchor for a vibrant African American community. Kansas City’s intriguing and walkable neighborhoods warrant exploration, from the 1920s shopping district of Country Club Plaza to the Crossroads Arts District, which lives up to its name, and Westport’s alluring locally owned restaurants and bars.”
No. 7 on Best Family Vacation Critic:
“Thanks to a decade-long, $9-billion renaissance, this bi-state metro area that straddles the Missouri-Kansas line has morphed into a vibrant metropolis. Kansas City has an expanded zoo, now home to polar bears and penguins, a performing arts center whose architecture changed the city’s skyline, Worlds of Fun’s Planet Snoopy, where you can meet Charlie Brown and play at 20 Peanuts attractions, and Sporting KC’s state-of-the-art soccer stadium.”