Best Western Overland Park just 18 miles from Kansas City provides guests with free hot breakfasts daily and access to a fitness center
Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Overland Park – Kansas City South
Only a short 20-minute drive from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, the Best Western Overland Park is a convenient base of operations. Right next to highway I-435, you can easily get to top city attractions like Kauffman Stadium and Starlight Theatre in less than 30 minutes.
- Eat a hearty breakfast at the complimentary buffet with a wide array of dishes, including waffles, bagels, fresh toast, and yogurt.
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center.
- Visit with kangaroos and polar bears at the Kansas City Zoo, which lies just 15 miles from the hotel.
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 for a drink under the moonlight.