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.
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.
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.
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.