Tips for Traveling Solo In Kansas City

If your Kansas City travel plans are of the solo variety, not to worry!  Besides our famous bar-b-que, Kansas Citians are known for their hospitality and endless amount of fun things to do.

Here are some great tips and ideas for traveling solo in Kansas City:

kansas_city_plaza_fountainWhile Kansas City is considered relatively safe, it is always a good reminder to be aware of your surroundings, especially when traveling alone.  You’ll find that Kansas City, while a vast and sprawling metro, is easy to get around. Parking is also always easy to find and readily available.

If you are looking for great places to interact with locals—the opportunities are endless. As you may already know, Kansas City is known as the birthplace of jazz. Check out Sunday afternoon at the Bristol for their live jazz session, the 75th Street Brewery’s Sunday Brew Jam , or the Phoenix Jazz Club.  The recordBar,  Knucklehead’s Saloon, and BB’s Lawnside BBQ  are also great places for live music.

As well, café’s and patios abound on the streets of the Country Club Plaza—which is great for people watching, meeting fun people or even taking a break from a self guided walking tour.

Kansas City also has a thriving art scene—if you are here on the First Friday of the month, check out First Friday in the Crossroads Art District in which the galleries host open houses and display new works. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Modern Art are also great ways to spend a quiet afternoon if you are traveling by yourself.

Enjoy traveling to Kansas City by yourself, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture that are uniquely Kansas City.