Kansas City for Couples
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos
During the Roaring 20s, Kansas City was known as the Paris of the Plains, and its dramatic urban revitalization has brought that adventurous spirit back to the Heartland. KC is an arts, food, music, and sports hub—big-city amenities with a friendly, Midwestern vibe.
2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
In operation since 1979, the Coterie Theatre mounts thoughtful and exciting productions with an eye to community outreach and the interests of diverse audiences. During the 2014/2015 season, look for performances of Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus...
900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
2013 James Beard Best Chef Midwest winner Colby Garrelts heads Bluestem, an unassuming boutique restaurant in the Westport neighborhood south of downtown. The best way to enjoy Chef Garrelts’ wares is the five course menu, which gives you...
333 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Aka "Love Central," Cafe Gratitude is a place where food and good karma come together. Inviting guests to "enjoy being someone who loves your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing...
400 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a maritime historian's dream. The Steamboat Arabia, fully loaded with freight headed for 16 frontier towns, sank in 1856. Entombed deep in river silt where the Missouri River runs today, the steamboat was discovered...
Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd #333, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Originally opened in 1916 by Joyce C. Hall three years after he founded his greeting card company, Hall’s will soon occupy the entire third floor of Crown Center, adjacent to Hallmark’s international headquarters. A high-end retailer in the mold...
1526 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
A large space amongst a neighborhood of lofts between the Power and Light District and the Crossroads, Tannin has the largest wine menu in the city. The tables and booths are designed for groups, making Tannin the best meet-up spot after the show....
1819 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Look for the Orange “E” between 18th and 19th on McGee Street for a divine chocolate experience. Christopher Elbow’s bold flavors don’t overpower the chocolate, but each different piece is a new experience. Linger on the painted artistry before...
1924 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Imbibe’s 2013 Bartender of the Year, Ryan Maybee has created a throwback to Kansas City’s speakeasy age with Manifesto, an underground bar beneath the historic Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange in the Crossroads District (the building with the giant...
400 E 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
One of the most romantic restaurants in Kansas City, Mano and Barbara Rafael’s French bistro in the River Market brings Paris to the Paris of the Plains. Start with the traditional French Onion soup (sweetened with Port), but leave room for one of...
1321 W 13th St #8, Kansas City, MO 64102, USA
The West Bottoms of Kansas City used to be America’s shipping crossroads and home to huge livestock yards. Today, the enormous warehouse spaces have been converted into haunted houses and the like, but recently the area around the 12th Street...
Crossroads, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
The First Friday Art Walk in the Crossroads predates KC’s urban renaissance, when local artists opened, once a month, the galleries they built out of the century-old warehouses and industrial buildings. Today, nearly a hundred galleries turn the...
3700 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
The name comes from Kansas City’s nickname back in the 1920s and 30s, when the Pendergast Political Machine ignored prohibition and turned KC into a gambling, bootlegging, and jazz den for locals and travelers alike. Harkening back to that age,...
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
The Nelson-Atkins isn’t just another art museum; with architect Steven Holl’s addition of the Bloch building in 2007, the grounds themselves are a “work of haunting power,” according to The New York Times. The original building, with a traditional...
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