Kansas City is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Although it does not appear to be advancing, there are many parts of Kansas City that the residents and tourists are not aware of. Kansas City is filled with a variety of things to do and see for all ages. The Plaza area located in Midtown Kansas City, is a heavily populated section for businesses and attractions. Equipped with shopping, restaurants, and family activities, the Plaza is easily accessible and there is plenty of spacious parking. Although parking is not a major problem, there are a number of garages and free spaces available located right in the Plaza area.
Most people visiting the Plaza area enjoy walking while enjoying the music and visitors that frequent this part of Kansas City.
Kansas City is divided in divisions such as North, South, East, Midtown, and Downtown Kansas City. Residents from all parts of the metro visit the Plaza. They are more frequent from the months of March through September.
The main attraction of the Plaza is the fountain. The fountain of water constantly runs throughout the day and night. During the peek times of the Kansas City Royals baseball season; the water is blue and then red for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Next to the large fountain is a track. Walkers and runners take full advantage of exercising on the track in a beautiful area. On the inside of the track is grass. Families often picnic and engage in group activities of reading and Frisbee throwing for entertainment.
The Plaza is conveniently located within a selection of upscale shops. Armani Exchange, The Coach Store, Bebe, and Urban Outfitters, are just a few of the places people shop at in the Plaza area. Although these stores are very popular, there are over 50 stores in the Plaza district.
Along with shops are restaurants. There is a mixture of food dining to suit the needs over everyone. The Cheesecake Factory is one the busiest and the most spacious one for Plaza visitors. There are others places such as sports bars; including Chinese and Italian restaurants. A McDonalds is also there for the people who wish to keep it simple.
Other themes to enjoy are the Barnes and Nobel Bookstore and AMC movie theatres located within walking distance as well.
The one attraction that brings beauty to the area are the horse carriages. There are several that transport passengers during the day into late in the evening. There is no age limit and many riders are normally families of three or four.
The Plaza is located directly on a bus line throughout the area. Other businesses close to the Plaza include, Saint Lukes Hospital, The University of Missouri-Kansas City, The Marriott and Holiday Inn, several banking centers, and the Westport District.
The Plaza is an older area of Kansas City, nonetheless it is trendy and family oriented. Family members of all ages can enjoy a day on the Plaza in Midtown Kansas City.