As summer is winding down and the school year is upon us, many Kansas Citians are looking for one last getaway to add to their summer schedule. We have scouted out 3 popular weekend spots near KC for our readers to explore, each one offering superior lodging, activities and restaurants to satisfy your appetite for travel and adventure.
Along the cobblestone streets of Omaha, Nebraska’s Old Market Entertainment District, visitors will find restored hotels, antique emporiums, unique boutiques, art galleries, sweets shops, pubs and great restaurants. Steak is Omaha’s specialty but you will find distinctive dining experiences here to please any palate. When the sun goes down, the nightlife heats up with live music in the many pubs and wine bars. Omaha also offers the Henry Doorly Zoo which has been ranked #1 by Trip Advisor. Kids and adults alike will enjoy strolling through this beautiful zoo and experiencing its many attractions.
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains is Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This self-proclaimed “Victorian Resort Village” has been termed the “Wedding Capital of the South” due to its romantic charm. Surrounded by 3 lakes and 2 rivers, Eureka Springs is perfect for outdoor activities such as, hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and swimming. The down home southern food dominates the culinary scene while the busy art community and live theatre and music shows make it a travel worthy destination.
The picturesque German community of Hermann, Missouri offers old-world hospitality and charm with its quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning wineries. Hermann has preserved its heritage over time through restoration projects and museum expansions. The 10 restaurants in and around town consist of classic German fare, Mexican food, fine continental cuisine and much more. The 250 mile Katy Trail is nearby allowing views of towering bluffs, rolling hills, wide-open spaces and glistening rivers. The beautiful wineries make for a perfect day tour while the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheater provides a venue for live music in the evening.
Time to pack your bags and take one last road trip before the dog days of summer are over, enjoy!