Hotel at a Glance: Clarion Inn–Overland Park
Clarion Inn–Overland Park offers easy highway access to Kansas City, Missouri, just 17 miles to the north. With this Groupon, you can munch on an appetizer and sip two drinks at the onsite restaurant, The Ox Bar and Grill.
- Guest room amenities: cable TV, coffeemaker, and free WiFi
- Stay fit: exercise room and seasonal outdoor pool
- Go Chiefs!: Arrowhead Stadium is just 16 miles away.
Kansas City, Missouri: Barbecue, Jazz, and Nightlife
It's a quick, 18-mile jaunt from the suburb of Overland, Kansas to the hub of Kansas City, Missouri. 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, a brand-new performing arts center, and the world-class 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 & 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.