Spring Break in KC!
The Kansas City area is the perfect spring break destination! Start planning your road trip today. Check out our insider recommendations on places to see, foods to try, events you won’t want to miss, and one of a kind attractions.
PLACES TO SEE:
Merriam, Kansas: Spring is just around the corner and school breaks are coming! Merriam’s a great spot for outdoor activities like strolling along Turkey Creek Streamway Trail, packing a picnic lunch at Antioch Park, or snapping a selfie at “Planting the Seeds” reflective art sculpture. If indoor fun is more your preference, Skate City is an ideal location to get the wiggles out, or you can catch the latest movies at Cinemark Theater. Take the day and Explore Merriam…next door neighbor to Kansas City! Learn more at www.exploremerriam.com
Clay County, Missouri: Spring into unparalleled amounts of fun at The Sandbox! One of Clay’s favorite attractions for outdoor fun, The Sandbox offers; volleyball, pickleball, zip lines, and a full kitchen! The complex features six sand volleyball courts and five pickleball courts; all are available for reservation, so you get to enjoy your game with your group. In addition to these exciting amenities, The Sandbox has ground level patios and a rooftop deck where you can find seating, outdoor games, fire pits, and more! http://www.sandvolleyballkc.com/
EVENTS: Leavenworth, Kansas: Something’s Afoot! By the River City Community Players is a zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries and musical styles of the English music hall of the ’30s. Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm. One by one they’re picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit. Show times are Feb. 28-29, March 6-7, 13-15th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information go to www.visitleavenworthks.com
Kansas City, MO: Hoops fans flock to Kansas City every March, as the capital of college basketball hosts more games in a month than anywhere else in the country. In 2020, the total comes to 72 teams and 67 games in just 21 days. Between the MIAA Women’s and Men’s Basketball Championships (March 4-8), the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships (March 11-14 and 12-15) and the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship (March 18-24), there’s never a dull moment of action this year. While in town, don’t pass up on The College Basketball Experience, a hands-on hoops haven perfect for players of every age.
Lansing, Kansas: Spring Break Camp at the Lansing Community Library! March 16-20, 1st and 2nd graders can spend three hours a day doing awesome crafts, having oodles of fun, and enjoying a pizza party on the final day of camp. Only $45! Questions? Call 913-727-2960, spots are limited.
ATTRACTIONS: Overland Park, Kansas: Socializing is a sport at Topgolf. Have no golf experience? Fun isn’t limited to the pros here. There’s something for a wide range of skills and levels. Toddlers love to swing the club and their grandparents can’t get enough of the technology. Reserve online in advance, or just show up. If there’s a short wait, head to the lounge where you can enjoy the full restaurant and bar. Bonus: Topgolf added a third row of heaters to the bays, keeping the temperature comfortable regardless the weather outside. https://www.visitoverlandpark.com/listing/topgolf/14/
Liberty, Missouri: Enjoying a movie as a family is a great addition to a Spring Break stay-cation. The Liberty B&B Theatre is a state of the art move experience with specialty screens including the Screen X, the largest type of theatre screen in the world and one of only 4 locations available in the United States, a screenplay in theatre playground or MX4D auditorium, plus every single theatre has heated, reclining seats. Book tickets online: www.bbtheatres.com/liberty-cinema-12/showtimes
PLACES TO EAT:
Gardner, Kansas: Enjoy a “blast from the past” with the kids (or without) during spring break this year when you visit Blazers Restaurant. Known by some locally as Blazer Burger (their namesake), they’ve served the Gardner community for over 40 years. Blazers is home to one of the finest classic burgers around, along with hand-dipped ice cream and more. Don’t miss their daily specials! Check out the menu online at www.blazers-restaurant.com. Blazers is open M-Sa from 10:30am-9pm, closed on Sundays.
Olathe, Kansas: Located in the heart of Olathe, Wahlburgers is home to some burgers and sandwiches you won’t want to miss! Paul, Donnie, and Mark Wahlburger all even have their favorites highlighted on the menu. So, go WAHL OUT at Wahlburgers while you are in Olathe. www.visitolathe.org