Straddling the borders of Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City is a dual metropolis in the Midwest. Kansas City, Missouri, lies on the east side of the Missouri River and Kansas City, Kansas, lies on the west.
Known for its finger-lickin’ barbecue and some of the best jazz clubs in the country, Kansas City is a vibrant metropolis with a unique flair. It also boasts having more boulevards than Paris and comes second to Rome for having the most fountains in the world.
With a car rental, explore the city center or beyond. Watch the Kansas City Royals baseball team play at the Kauffman Stadium. Shop and dine at the open-air Country Club Plaza, or shop for vintage threads and refurbished furniture at West Bottoms.
With a rental car, you can also spend the day exploring nearby counties and towns. Within an hour’s drive from the city center, explore Atchison, Kansas one of the most haunted places in the country. Alternatively, you can head to Excelsior Springs for relaxation and healing.
The downtown area, primarily in Missouri, has lots of historical monuments and parks. In Kansas, the Power and Light District is the entertainment center of the city. Here you’ll find lots of restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and music venues.
Visit the historic City Market on Saturdays and Sundays for local meats, fresh produce and specialty foods from around the world. Operating since the late 1850s, the City Market is one of the largest farmers’ market in the Midwest. Also, since Kansas City is surrounded by lots of farmland, it’s a great place to try local beef. Have your fill at Jess and Jim’s, one of the best steakhouses in the country.
Kansas City has a variety of museums, such as The National World War Museum and The American Jazz Museum. At the interactive American Jazz Museum, you can learn about how Kansas City’s musicians influenced jazz. At the National World War Museum, dive deeper into the intricacies of World War I. Lastly, take an elevator to the top of the nearby Liberty Memorial for phenomenal views of the city.
Experience all that Kansas City has to offer with the convenience of a rental car. We offer low rates and wide selection of car classes at Orbitz, including compact cars and SUVs. This way, you can check out Kansas City’s jazz scene, watch live theater, visit museums, or cheer on local sports teams alongside thousands of Kansas Citians in complete comfort.