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A Traveler’s Guide to Nearby Attractions from Our Historic Hotel

A Traveler’s Guide to Nearby Attractions from Our Historic Hotel
June 3, 2024

Nestled in the bustling heart of Kansas City, our historic hotel offers more than just a luxurious stay; it is a gateway to explore the richness of the city’s culture and attractions. From the moment you step out of our doors, the vibrant city life greets you with its array of attractions, all within easy walking distance. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, our location serves as the perfect base to discover what Kansas City has to offer.

Our proximity to various cultural landmarks, family-friendly parks, and hidden local spots ensures that there’s always something to cater to the tastes and interests of each of our guests. Join us as we guide you through some of our favorite nearby attractions that make staying with us a truly unique experience. 

Our commitment goes beyond providing a place to sleep; we aim to enrich your visit with memorable experiences just a stone’s throw from your temporary home with us.

Walking Distance Wonders: Attractions Close to Our Hotel

Just steps away from our doors lay a world rich in culture and excitement, and we take great pride in our proximity to some of Kansas City’s most renowned attractions. A leisurely walk can take you to the vibrant Kansas City Art Institute, where the artistic expression flows as freely as the conversations around it. 

Just beyond, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers an awe-inspiring collection, of ancient to contemporary works, all housed in an architecturally stunning environment. These locales provide perfect afternoon getaways for those who appreciate the finer aspects of art and culture.

Not to mention, the historic Country Club Plaza is another highlight that is just a short walk from our hotel. Here, shopping meets elegance in a beautifully designed Spanish-inspired district known for its fountains and bespoke shops. Whether you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy or simply enjoy a stroll through its charming streets, the Plaza never fails to delight our guests.

For the Art Lovers: Explore Local Galleries and Museums

For guests who cherish artistic endeavors, Kansas City offers a plethora of galleries and museums, and many of these cultural institutions are conveniently located near our historic mansion. Begin your art tour with a visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Known for its dynamic exhibitions and significant artistic endeavors, the Kemper Museum provides insight into the modern artistic landscape through a variety of media. Complimentary admission ensures that art is accessible to all who are interested.

Continuing your cultural exploration, the Crossroads Arts District should be next on your list. This vibrant area comes alive, especially during the first Friday of each month when galleries open their doors in the evening to showcase new artworks and performances.

It’s a bustling, interactive experience that combines art with great food and live music. Engaging with local artists and savoring the neighborhood’s unique vibe will truly enrich your understanding of Kansas City’s rich artistic heritage.

Family Adventures Near Our Historic Mansion

When staying with us, your family won’t have to venture far to find excitement and fun. Right around the corner, the Kansas City Zoo presents a fantastic opportunity for kids and adults to explore and learn about wildlife worldwide. With engaging exhibits and educational programs, a day here is enjoyable and enriching for young minds. 

Additionally, just a few minutes away, the Crown Center offers year-round attractions such as the SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, perfect for hours of family-centered enjoyment.

Our proximity to local parks, like Loose Park, provides an open space for children to play and families to picnic under the shade of large, old trees. These green spaces are ideal for downtime between exploring, offering a chance to recharge in nature. With playgrounds and walking paths, they make for a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life while remaining conveniently close.

Hidden Gems: Unique Spots Only Locals Know About

Delving deeper into Kansas City’s heart, you’ll discover unique spots that many visitors often overlook. We encourage you to visit the West Bottoms, an intriguing area renowned for its vintage shops and eclectic, monthly market events filled with local crafts and antiques. 

This district tells a story of a rich, industrial past blending into artistic present. Another local favorite is the Union Cemetery, which offers a glimpse into the city’s history with graves dating back to the Civil War, providing a serene and poignant place to reflect.

Beyond these, we also recommend a cozy evening at one of the local speakeasies, where the ambiance and cocktails are inspired by the Prohibition era. These hidden bars offer creative drinks and a transportive experience of Kansas City’s historical nightlife. Each visit to these locales offers a closer look at why Kansas City is cherished by those who call it home.

Discover Hidden Gems: Your Guide to Nearby Attractions from our Historic Hotel

At Southmoreland on the Plaza, we’re not just a place to stay; we’re your gateway to the best experiences Kansas City has to offer. From enriching cultural experiences and family adventures to uncovering local secrets, your stay with us is your inside track to genuine local treasures and cherished memories. So, whether you’re planning a family getaway or a solo exploration, make our boutique hotel in Kansas City your home base for an authentic experience. Book your stay with us!

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