FEAST YOUR EYES, IN­DULGE YOUR SOUL Kansas City

Be­tween its thriv­ing down­town, his­toric Coun­try Club Plaza and boom­ing sub­urbs, this Kansas-mis­souri metro is burst­ing with hol­i­day en­ergy. Take in the sea­sonal sights and in­dulge in chef-cu­rated cui­sine and up­scale lodg­ing.

Midwest Living - - Special Partnet Section - PLAZA LIGHTS, COUN­TRY CLUB PLAZA

SEA­SONAL SIGHTS AND LIGHTS

The 100-foot-tall Mayor’s Christ­mas Tree (lit Nov. 23) tow­ers over Crown Cen­ter Square. Just north, Down­town Daz­zle (Nov. 25–Dec. 31) fea­tures fes­tive pop­ups and a pop­u­lar Ur­ban Homes Tour. Down the road in Coun­try Club Plaza, Plaza Lights bursts with thou­sands of jewel-tone bulbs in a 15-block Span­ish­style shop­ping district.

DI­VERSE DIN­ING

Rye fi­nesses Mid­west fa­vorites like ribs, fried chicken and pork chops, while The Antler Room’s small plates blend Mediter­ranean, East Asian and Mid­west­ern fla­vors. At Freestyle Poké, or­der a sig­na­ture bowl or cus­tom­ize one.

EL­E­GANT ES­CAPES

Down­town, Ho­tel Indigo hon­ors KC’S rail his­tory with travel-themed decor, while 21c Mu­seum Ho­tel is part bou­tique ho­tel, part art gallery. At the Marriott Down­town, new-look guest rooms draw decor from blues and jazz tra­di­tions. In Coun­try Club Plaza, both The Fon­taine and The Raphael of­fer stylish seclu­sion.

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