Hotel at a Glance: Adam’s Mark Hotel & CoCo Key Water Resort
With 55,000 square feet of fun-filled space, the indoor water park at Adam’s Mark Hotel & CoCo Key Water Resort can entertain the whole family. While adventure seekers zoom down the five-story Shark Slam water slide, parents can relax in a whirlpool or look after little ones splashing in the dip-in pool. This Getaway includes daily water-park passes for four, so there’ll be plenty of time for the lazy river, the aquatic jungle gym, and everything in between. See the CoCo Key Water Resort hours of operation here.
- Spacious guest rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Internet access.
- Kid-friendly eats: Have ice cream at Wet Rooster Bar, pizza at Gators Grab & Go, or a full meal at Casey’s Sports Bar & Grill.
- Great for gamers: The resort’s arcade has more than 50 games, and players can redeem tickets for prizes. This Getaway includes an arcade card.
- Bring Fido: Your pets can tag along for $25 each per stay.
- Nearby attractions: The resort is across the street from the Truman Sports Complex, where the city’s pro baseball and football teams play.
Kansas City, Missouri: Barbecue, Jazz, and Nightlife
In Kansas City, the ratio of fountains to barbecue joints is roughly 2:1—as in, 200-plus public fountains and more than 90 restaurants where you can order the city’s signature slow-smoked meat. Though Kansas City is known for its aquatic architecture and barbecue, it has also evolved into an artistic hub. Here, you’ll find a legendary history of jazz and blues, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, prized for its European paintings and Imperial Chinese art. Add a die-hard sports community and a downtown area named one of America’s best by Forbes magazine, and the at-times overlooked Kansas City has all the makings of a memorable getaway: culture, Midwestern charm, and an endless supply of sauce-slathered ribs.
Though the storied jazz scene continues to thrive in numerous clubs around 18th and Vine, it’s the flashy Power and Light District that draws a fashionable late-night crowd. This nine-block neighborhood in the middle of downtown is home to more than 50 shops, restaurants, and bars. If the weather is warm, head to the open-air rooftop lounge at Elements or The Jones for a drink under the moonlight.