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Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

Hot Cities for Cool Downtown Meetings

Smart Meetings | February 01, 2016
“Kansas City was named one of America’s Best Downtowns by Forbes, and for good reason, as a lot has been done to improve the visitor experience in the city’s core convention district. Over the last several years, more than $6.5 billion has been poured into revitalizing the area, including convention center improvements, and the opening of Sprint Center arena ..."
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America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

America’s 20 Best Cities for Beer Lovers

Travel + Leisure | August 04, 2015
"As the survey’s No. 1 city for both barbecue and good value, Kansas City has a lock on affordable luxuries—a perfect setting for excellent beer. Boulevard Brewing Co. continues to be the reigning local brew, though beer tourists will also want to try new contenders like Torn Label, Cinder Block, or Big Rip."
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 The Top Ten Cities for Creatives

The Top Ten Cities for Creatives

Huffington Post | July 30, 2015
"Kansas City has emerged in recent years as a creative hub to rival those in the northeast and on the West Coast. The city's Crossroads Art District has gained national recognition for both its growth and the quality of its offerings. Crossroads alone has more than 70 art galleries, to go along with larger institutions like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art."
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America’s Best Cities for Picnics

America’s Best Cities for Picnics

Travel + Leisure | July 02, 2015
"A day of art mixes nicely with a picnic in this Missouri city, which ranked at No. 7 for museums and No. 1 for affordability. There’s Penn Valley Park, which lies next to the free-admission National WWI Museum, or the Hall Sculpture Park at the also-free Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where you can feast in the shadows of the iconic, 18-foot Shuttlecock. ..."
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America’s Best Cities for History Buffs

America’s Best Cities for History Buffs

Travel + Leisure | June 25, 2015
"Step inside what may be the oldest building in Kansas City and, as luck would have it, you’ve arrived at a bar. (KC also made the top 10 this year for its cocktail lounges.) Kelly’s Westport Inn, a good place to drink local Boulevard beer, was once the site of a trading post on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails—and once had the cachet of being owned by Daniel Boone’s grandson."
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