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Social Distance & Support Local!


With social distancing the new norm in the metro, and with the Shelter in Place Order in full effect through April 24, there are still several ways you can help support local businesses--from area restaurants and coffee shops to museums and retailers, here's a few ideas:


· Buy a gift card to use later · Order delivery or takeout · Shop online - many businesses are offering free shipping! · Leave a great review · Take to social media and tell your friends about a favorite business



KC Destinations member cities have some suggestions for you to support businesses all around the KC Metro area! No matter what you do to help, it will absolutely make a difference—and keep our community strong.

Liberty, MO

There are several ways to get outdoors and solo-explore Liberty during the Stay Home Order. Liberty Parks & Rec has created a scavenger hunt for families to explore their neighborhood. History buffs will love these self-guided walking tours of Liberty’s Historic Districts.

Lansing, KS

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse is selling bento boxes for pickup or delivery all day, every day at lunch prices! Go to the Ichiban Facebook page to check out the menu.

Kansas City, MO

Take a virtual tour of compelling galleries at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Kansas City, KS

From small taquerias and barbecue joints, to museums and specialty shops - local businesses are what sets Kansas City, KS apart from anywhere else in the Midwest. Check out how you can support locally-owned in KCK right now.

Clay County – Excelsior Springs, MO

Dubious Claims Brewing Co. in Excelsior Springs, MO, one of the area’s favorite microbreweries, is offering curbside pickup for online orders -- food AND beer! Place your order online, hop into your car, head down to Dubious Claims to pick up, and return home for a nice evening in!

Merriam, KS

Check out Explore Merriam’s Facebook page for daily specials at local restaurants! Dine-at-a-distance while still supporting local merchants. From home-made tamales and pupusa’s at Anita’s to meatball subs and fries at Hurricane Allie’s--call ahead to order and get curbside delivery upon pickup!

Lenexa, KS

Take a trip through Lenexa’s history from the comfort of your computer screen! Living Lenexa History videos are presented by local historian and Lenexa history expert Bill Nicks who portrays local personalities of note and tells stories of Lenexa’s past. Learn about Lenexa as the Spinach Capital of the World, our place on the Santa Fe and Oregon-California Trails, and the origins of the city’s name.

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