Meet me in Kansas City


A few weeks ago we took a family trek to Kansas City, via train.  If you’re a St. Louis reader: Yes, it was an easy 5 hour train ride from Kirkwood Station (departing at 9:45 am) to Kansas City’s Union Station. It’s not the fanciest of transport methods, but my kids loved the novelty of it – that they could walk around, eat lunch in the dining car and had unlimited Wifi. Would I take the train every time I go to Kansas City? No. But maybe do it once.


While we did a lot of things that are not Caradise worthy (spending 3.5 hours at the hotel pool Friday night comes to mind … as does the 5 hours spent inside the Lego Playland on Saturday afternoon) BUT, there were some things that I’d recommend if you head to Kansas City anytime soon.

We stayed in the Crossroads, an up and coming arts district just south of downtown. It has some unique shopping (more vintage and artsy rather than the mainstream shops you’ll find on Country Club Plaza). One such store is Cable and Company, roughly the size of a walk-in closet, but stocks great denim and vintage tees:



More vintage shops in the Crossroads Arts District

And small, independent coffee shops, like this one:



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