KANSAS CITY, MO. - More than 200 people attended a reception Monday evening for the 9th Annual KC Visitors’ Choice Awards. From the region’s best barbecue to the city’s hottest jazz, Visit KC announced winners in 27 categories during the event at Boulevard Brewing Co. Thousands of visitors weighed in over the summer at VisitKC.com, selecting their top picks for the region’s best hotels, attractions, sports, dining, shopping and Kansas City experiences.
Launched in 2007, the Visitors’ Choice Awards is the only awards program chosen exclusively by Kansas City’s visitors. To ensure that the winners were true visitor choices, only votes from outside the five-county metropolitan area were tallied.
“New research shows that more than 24 million people visit Kansas City annually,” said Visit KC President & CEO Ronnie Burt. “The Visitors’ Choice Awards give our guests the opportunity to express their favorites, while also celebrating our Midwestern hospitality and local businesses.”
The Kansas City Royals were the event’s big winners, earning the overall best award, Best of Kansas City, in addition to Favorite Pro Sports Team. A comprehensive list of this year’s winners follows:
Arts & Entertainment
Sports & Outdoors
Best of Kansas City
Kansas City Royals
About Visit KC
Visit KC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ignite global passion for visiting Kansas City. Through marketing, sales and service of the convention and tourism industries, Visit KC supports a vital and growing component of the local economy-generating more than 46,000 jobs and $5.1 billion in economic impact annually. For more information about Kansas City, go to VisitKC.com.