House with Heated Pool & Rooftop Hot Tub | Photo via Airbnb
Whether you’re looking to visit Kansas City in style for the weekend or are a local in need of an unforgettable staycation, we’ve compiled a list featuring 24 extraordinary rentals in The Heart of America that are worthy of a trip for you, your partner, the bestie, or the whole squad this year.
Just a heads up: Prices may vary depending on dates selected, taxes, and booking and cleaning fees (sorry, Airbnb and Vrbo make the rules, we just follow them).
Transport Brewery 4th Annual Oktoberfest | Thurs., Sept. 22-Sun., Sept. 25 | Times vary | 1113 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS | Clink and drink a newly released Festbier while indulging in German food + music. 🍻
Jo Koy | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | Cable Dahmer Arena | $51+ | This frequent “Chelsea Lately” comedian reached No. 1 on the 2019 Billboard Charts for his standup comedy album. 🎤
Plaza Art Fair | Fri., Sept. 23-Sun., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Country Club Plaza | Free entry | Enjoy 240 artists, 20+ featured restaurant booths, and three live stages in this 91st annual celebration. 🎉
Desi Banks | Fri., Sept. 23-Sun., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Improv Comedy Theater & Restaurant, 7260 NW 87th St., Kansas City, MO | $37+ per person | Purchase a 2- or 4-top and laugh along with this Atlanta comedian + influencer.
The Gaslight Anthem | Fri., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | $47+ | This 2006 rock band is famous for songs like “45.” 🎸
Children’s Mercy Dream Big Day | Sat., Sept. 24 | 8-11:30 a.m. | Crown Center | $0+ | Grab some friends for a team and join this family-friendly celebration + fundraiser.
Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist | Sat., Sept. 24 | 10 a.m. | Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO | Hikers will learn about different habitats and the plants + animals here in KC. 🌼
This 3-minute online allergy quiz was designed by allergists to give you the best recommendation for treating your unique allergy symptoms. | Photo provided by Picnic
At KCtoday, we love everything about fall. Almost everything — cozy sweaters are great, but we could do without the inevitable spike in allergies. (And no, it’s not just you — allergies are much worse these days.)
But you don’t have to suffer in sneezy, itchy silence. Picnic is a one-stop shop for allergy treatment, with individually customized plans that combine over-the-counter and prescription med solutions so you can live your best Kansas City life unbothered.
The first official day of autumn (if you couldn’t tell by the forecast). Say hello to the new season with our fall events guide, including festivals, U-pick farms (think: apples + pumpkins), and spooky season fun. Plus, keep your eye on Missouri’s fall color tracker. 🍂
Talk about produce(ing) results.Overland Park Farmers Marketwon the 14th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration — and the $5,000 bucket to boot. OP beat out markets across the country, with Columbia, MO’s market in second place, 1219 votes behind. Funds will go toward marketing + outreach. 🍆
The Royals fired their president of baseball operations, Dayton Moore. The move comes after KC’s sixth losing season — even though Moore was president during the 2015 World Series win. ⚾ (KSHB 41)
Organizers for the rivalry basketball game between KU and Mizzou have set tipoff for 4:15 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 10 at Mizzou Arena. Season tickets are now on sale. 🏀 (FOX4)
Kansas City launched a new program called “Clean Up KC” as a way to serve two needs: Litter + homelessness. The program contracts local groups to organize people without homes as trash collectors. Workers are paid $15 per hour. (KSHB 41)
You only have two days left to see “The Art of Gaming,” an exhibit for video game enthusiasts and artists alike. The Kansas City Kansas Community College Art Gallery — 7250 State Ave., KCK — features mediums including 16-bit sprites + 3D animation. A reception will close the exhibit on Fri., Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m. 🕹
Your presence is present enough. Cinder Block Brewery — at 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City — is about to celebrate its ninth birthday, and you’re invited. The company will host events Sun., Sept. 25-Fri., Sept. 30, including new beer releases and live music. 🎈
The Other Place is moving into the former Italian Delight location — at 6522 Martway St., Mission, KS. Managers plan to open the new spot early in 2023. The restaurant chain has other locations in Olathe + Overland Park. (Kansas City Star)
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