Kansas City, Missouri, is known for its barbecue and jazz, among other things. Follow our suggestions for seeing the city on less than $100 a day.
Start your day with breakfast at You Say Tomato. The cozy neighborhood spot serves up local and seasonal treats. Breakfast is served Monday–Friday, with a separate brunch menu on the weekends. All entrées cost less than $10. Explore The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The impressive museum features an extensive collection of ancient to contemporary works. Admission is free, though there is an entrance fee for special exhibits. Open Wednesday–Sunday.
A visit to Kansas City isn’t complete without sampling some barbecue. Have lunch at Q39. Barbecue platters range $11–16 and sandwiches $7–12. The spot is popular, so expect to wait for a table. Explore the Country Club Plaza shopping area. There are more than 100 shops in the 15-block radius. Grab a beer at Boulevard Brewing Company. The popular brewery offers rotating and year-round beers. Pours cost $2–6 or flights start at $8.
Go to Krokstrum Klubb & Market for dinner. The restaurant specializes in Scandinavian comfort food. Small plates start at $5 and entrées at $15. Visit the Green Lady Lounge for live jazz performances. Open daily, there is no cover charge. Most drinks range $4–11. The lounge is open until 3 a.m.
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