Weekend Trip to Kanas City

Over Labor Day weekend, I went to Kansas City to visit one of my best friends. We had a blast! I wasn’t able to take a “real” vacation this summer (this summer was waaaay too busy for that kind of nonsense), so this was definitely a great getaway!

KC is always fun to explore.  From the sports fanatic to the fashionista, there’s something for everyone! Here’s a brief overview of what was the perfect weekend for two, late-20’s, fun-loving ladies.

We started off the weekend by buying everything at Trader Joe’s. Sadly, my fair town of Springfield doesn’t have a TJ’s, so I go crazy anytime I get to visit one. I’m pretty sure our cashier thought we were legitimately insane. #whatevawhateva


Trader Joe’s haul.

Saturday was our adventure day. We started off getting our culture on by visiting a couple of FREE art museums. I mean, I totally would have paid to get into the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, but hey, it was definitely a perk. I would definitely recommend both museums to anyone who visits KC.

Louise Bourgeois | Spider, 1997

Louise Bourgeois | Spider, 1997

Various pieces from the Kemper and the Nelson.

Various pieces from the Kemper and the Nelson.

Front lawn of the Nelson-Atkins

Front lawn of the Nelson-Atkins

After visiting the museums, we decided to head to Westport to grab lunch and to wander. I love the Westport district. There are so many different kinds of shops and fun restaurants and bars!

Saturday night was the big event. We saw Chippendales perform at the AmeriStar. It was just as hilarious and cheesy as you can imagine! Helloooo, pretty men!

I think you can figure this out.

I think you can figure this out.

On Sunday, we visited the church where another friend preaches, and we had lunch with my friend’s family. We also went to the Legends to shop. We grabbed drinks at the T-Rex Cafe (they were NOT good), and we got pupusas at a little El Salvadorian restaurant. I’m now obsessed with pupusas.

Monday, we took it easy. That was the day I left, but before I headed out, we went to a new restaurant in Liberty, MO. It has several vegetarian options, so it was perfect for me! If you’re ever in Liberty, I highly recommend getting the quinoa breakfast burrito at Morning Day Cafe. You won’t be disappointed!

As you can tell, we were able to fit A LOT into the weekend. It was so great! What are some of your favorite things to do in Kansas City? Did you do anything fun over the long weekend?


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