Shopping, Dining and Entertainment Districts

Country Club Plaza – Known as Kansas City’s Premiere shopping, dining and entertainment district. This 15-block district is home to over 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants and is perfect for an evening stroll before or after dinner. This gives you a chance to do a little premiere people watching too!

Westport – More than 150 years ago historic Westport was the jumping off place for the Western frontier. Today it is a fusion of local bars and restaurants, shops, and night time hot spots sure to keep you entertained.

Power and Light District – Kansas City’s newest dining, entertainment and shopping district! Power and Light is located in the heart of downtown and offers more than 50 unique and captivating restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues.


Walking Distance Dining!

There are plenty of dining options within Crown Center but here are a few suggestions within walking distance of the hotel. Fiorella’s, Lidia’s and Grunauer are located across the railroad tracks from Union Station and are accessible via the Freight House Pedestrian Bridge. Pierpont’s, Harvey’s and Parisi are located within Union Station itself. Bon Appetit!


Kansas City is a barbeque town! KC’s barbeque roots can be traced back to the early 1900s when Henry Perry started smoking meat low and slow, serving it with a thick tomato and molasses based sauce.  While you’re in KC, you could eat barbeque every day and not hit all the great spots.  Here are a several that I, a certified KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) barbeque judge, can personally recommend. Hint: Try the Burnt Ends – they are a KC specialty!

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