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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.

 

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

If someone asked me a few years ago for a great place to go for coffee I probably would suggest somewhere other than Kansas City, KS. Sure - there were a couple Starbucks locations, gas stations and other franchise spots to help cure the afternoon lull, but a quaint, quiet spot to read or chat with a friend? You’d probably be better off searching elsewhere in KC. However, if you were to ask me today, my answer would be entirely different. It seems as if recently local coffee shops and café have been popping up all about KCK. Here are four that you must try! 

August 29th marks what would be the 100th birthday of the Kansas City, KS born Jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker. Known for his smooth alto saxophone, Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading musician in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, technique, and advanced harmonies.

Charlie Parker

Parker was raised in KCMO, near the Westport area. He began playing sax at the young age of 11 and later joined his school band at Lincoln High School. He left school in

High & Dry

You'll see a lot of friendly, local faces in Kansas City, KS. Here's a couple to remember! Emily and Jordan Fox, owners of High and Dry Cactus Co.

1) High and Dry Cactus Co. is a first of its kind for Kansas City, KS. Tell us about what sparked the idea to open up your shop and show room?

My wife and I fell in love with our neighborhood immediately upon moving into our house, and felt that because of our passion for our part of KCK, we wanted to add to it in a small way. Our property