The Great Springtime Outdoor Activities in Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is blooming with excitement for spring time and the warmer sun-kissed weather that follows.
For anyone that's called the Midwest home -- like myself, you've been chomping at the bit to see some warmer sunny days so that you can get outside and enjoy that spring-fresh air and seasonal activities that go along with it. Particularly for those who have been watching a new neighbor help beautify the Kansas City skyline these past few months with the addition of the new, soon-to-open Loews Kansas City Hotel.
Spring has sprung a little early in Kansas City with the addition of our newest hotel and from the very beginning to the ground breaking up until now, we have been just as excited to be a part of a new city that has equally been as welcoming of us.
Not only are we thrilled to be a home away from home for our guests when we open our doors April 2, 2020 – but equally as excited to take part in all of the local Kansas City activities, attractions, things to do and see in the “City of Fountains”. Providing our new local family and our KC guests with all of the ways you can enjoy a Loews vacation in the heart of the Midwest.
Let’s spring into action and check out all of the ways from check-in to check-out that you can enjoy a visit to the recent home of the recent football champions.
Check-In and Enjoy the Loews Kansas City Hotel:
Loews Kansas City Hotel - Opening April 2, 2020
- Practice your best cannon-ball formation or swan dive because you’ll have a little extra buoyancy in our year-round indoor saltwater lap pool.
Check out a full list of our hotel amenities sure to help you feel at home this Spring - Hotel Amenities
- It's wouldn't be a Loews family vacation if Fido did't join! With Fido - exploring Kansas City's walking paths and parks together makes for a purely paw-some vacation. From gourmet pet room service menus to pet-sitting and walking services, your canine travel companion will always be a VIPet with us!
- Travel with Fido this Spring and enjoy the sunny Kansas City outdoors with our Loews Loves Pets program.
Photo Credit @world.of.rorie
- If you’re feeling a little peckish after a day of travel – check out one of our (three) food and beverage outlets in the hotel. If it’s a beautiful sunny day we recommend a sun-soaked urban retreat at Horsefeather Social. Or if you want a savory start swing by the Grab-n-go in the lobby offering up gourmet coffee and morning pastries for the traveler on the go.
Fresh Air and Outdoor Springtime Activities for All in KC:
One of the most unique things I’ve noticed about Kansas City is their year-round city-wide activities. No matter if you’re here on a business trip and have a short window of time to catch as much as you can or her with family, friends or everyone in between, these are some great outdoor activities within 30 minutes of the hotel.
Kansas City, MO Skyline | Photo Credit: @skyonmain
Get out and enjoy the local shops with the locals! On the First Friday of every month, thousands of residents and visitors fill the sidewalks and alleyways of the Crossroads, enjoying what has become the city’s liveliest and most popular recurring event. Open year-round. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature local, regional, national and international artists as well as live entertainment from 5 to 9 p.m.
Eat like a local and enjoy perusing over 150 local business stands at the regions largest Farmers Market, on Saturdays and Sundays year-round.
Kansas City's Famed City Market Marquee
Take a stroll with Fido and the family through Kansas City's largest public park, Loose Park. With 75 acres of wassailing paths, greenery and more, it's a great spot to unwind this Spring just 15 minutes away from the hotel!
Get wild for wildlife at the Kansas City Zoo. Since opening it's doors back in 1909 - the Kansas City Zoo is not only a great place to enjoy some outdoor springtime sun, but learn about all of the hard working zoologists efforts behind wildlife education connecting people to each other and the natural world to promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation.
There is nothing more beautiful that watching mother nature come to life. The Powell Gardens is home to the KC Botanical Gardens - a short drive East of KC.
"Set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family."
Batter up! Baseball season is just around the corner and that means snagging some tickets to Americas favorite past-time sporting event over at Kauffman Stadium -- just a 10 minute drive from the hotel. Maybe you'll get lucky and catch a ball!
For me exploring a new city is best done by foot -- sometimes with no actual game plan in mind. While I meandered the City of Fountains last summer I came across some of the most beautiful public green-spaces that I was able to relax and enjoy, I even caught up on some reading too! Downtown KC is an extremely "walkable" destination with easy access to the river front walking paths, and over 20 of the city parks. A great way to enjoy some down time in KC this Spring!
For the Spring-time Rainy Days
Mother nature is not only unpredictable but can sometimes take charge of your travel plans and causing you to postpone the outdoor activities or cancel some of them in worst case scenario. Luckily Kansas City is home to the ideal location in the Midwest – close enough to winter wanderlust when you’re feeling festive but also south enough to be warmer than most Midwest destinations. So here are some great Spring Showers suggestions to making the most of a staycation in KC.
Kauffman Center's Impressive Interior. Photo Credit: @gkdmetalfabrics
KC is a beautiful city. I had the opportunity to visit last summer, and I truly enjoyed walking around the city, exploring. I’m someone that enjoys seeing places that I am visiting by foot when possible, I grew up in Chicago and walked everywhere and public transited it when I could. It’s something that not only helps me enjoy all that the city culture has to offer but you get to meet locals and get exercise -- KC is a very walkable city, just like Chicago but on a smaller scale!
Downtown Kansas City & It's Famous Streetcars. Photo Credit: @mcrleonel
We can’t wait to welcome locals, families on the road, Fido and friends and the business traveler that needs the most modern amenities – and the comforts of home.
We would love to hear from you and what to see and do locally – your ideas could be featured in our next blog!
See you soon KC!
Kelly joined the teams at Loews Chicago and Loews Chicago O’Hare in September 2016. A long-time hospitality professional, Kelly is a Chicago native and is thrilled to share her passion for her hometown with guests via this blog and the hotels' social media channels.