"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” It might be a phrase you remember from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and in more aspects than one it is actually true for Kansas City. The city has more boulevards than Paris and more working fountains than any city in the world besides Rome. So far there are 212, but this will change. There is an unwritten rule that says a fountain needs to be added to nearly every newly built commercial structure, resulting in the nickname "The City of Fountains".
Kansas City also bills itself as the "Heart of America". More than that, it is also famous for its barbecues (with over 100 joints smoking it up), stockyards, as well as saxophone player Charlie "Bird" Parker and his Kansas City-style bebop. Kansas City is a don't-miss Great Plains highlight. Attractive neighborhoods jostle for your attention, and you can easily spend several days as you enjoy the local vibe.
Parks, museums, live music venues, and exciting restaurants are just a few of the highlights you should add to your list when you are traveling to this Missouri city. Families, sports fans, art lovers, and shopaholics will all find much to love in Kansas City. Roam around the extensive art collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, feast on authentic Kansas City BBQ, explore the Kansas City Zoo, try your luck at the casinos, enjoy live music at the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, or go on a shopping spree around Country Club Plaza.
Most travelers prefer to visit Kansas City between April and October, when warm temperatures and outdoor activities increase the city’s appeal. Baseball season lasts from April to September and football season starts in September and finishes in December. The air gets chillier in the fall, but there is still plenty to do. The American Royal, the Weston Irish Fest, and Oktoberfest are all held in the month of November. By the end of December, during the holidays, temperatures can drop to the 20s and snow starts to fall.
Kansas City is a perfect destination for a weekend trip or a longer stay. If you rent a car, which you can conveniently do at the airport, you can take it for a drive and explore the Missouri scenery. Whether you are traveling with a loved one, by yourself, or you have an entire family to drive around, Orbitz should be your first stop when you are looking for cheap car rental in Kansas City. We offer a range of vehicles at affordable rates so you can enjoy your Kansas adventure in comfort.