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Get local perspectives and travel tips from people who live, work and play in Kansas City, KS!

Author: Rebekah Baughman

Rebekah is the Marketing & Events Coordinator for the Kansas City Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications. As a Kansas City, KS native, Rebekah considers herself very well-versed on all the unique components that make her hometown so great. She’s done her part as a tourism advocate for many years by working in hospitality, retail and the service industry. She’s also worked with various nonprofits across the metro area, including the Junior League of Wyandotte & Johnson Counties. When she’s not promoting tourism through the KCK CVB, you can find Rebekah spending time with her family, attending concerts and catching Sporting KC matches, or setting off on culinary adventures throughout the city.

You can contact Rebekah Baughman at Rebekah@visitkansascityks.com.

 

While the season and its celebrations look a bit different, holiday cheer is something that can still be found. Missing the people who matter the most? You can send your loved ones near and far a piece of Kansas City, KS this winter. Read on for our guide of gifts that shout “KCK” from local makers and businesses.  Hint: You can also make your own days a little merrier by grabbing these local finds for yourself too!  

Those who know him refer to El Menudazo owner, Lionel Lucero, as “the doctor.” While the Chicago native didn’t go to medical school, he does know how to cure an angry hangover or case of the Sunday morning sleepies. Locals will begin lining up at 7:30 a.m. on weekend mornings for El Menudazo’s offerings. The menu is small, but the nourishing, traditional menudo and savory birria tacos and stew with rich consomé broth leave customers feeling satisfied and eager to go back.  

KCK Taco Trail 101

By Rebekah Baughman on September 21, 2020

Let your tastebuds lead the way on the most epic taco experience Kansas City has to offer. The KCK Taco Trail will take you to authentic taquerias, mouth-watering meat markets, homey Tex-Mex eateries and everything in between. No downloading an app or purchasing a passport required! Simply sign up, eat tacos, check in and redeem your rewards.

National Hispanic Heritage Month happens each year from September 15 - October 15. These dates fall between the independence days of many Latinx countries including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all celebrate their independence on September 15. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21.

Kansas City, KS has a vast history of LatinX culture, which began in 1910 when many migrated

Fall in the Midwest arrives with crisp air, trees transformed into orange, yellow and red wonders, and the lingering smell of bonfire sticking to your sweater. It welcomes in seasonal activities saved only for this special time of year. If you’re doing fall in the Midwest, you’ll want to make these five ideas your official bucket list for celebrating this autumn’s arrival in Kansas City, KS.

1. Appreciate the Agritourism (and have a picture perfect day)

Slip into your favorite fall fashion and