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The Plaza in Midtown Kansas City, an Exciting Place for Families

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.

In 2017, the beautiful city of Toronto hosted a record number of 43,000,000 visitors. People head to Toronto from all over the world to experience the nightlife, world-class sporting events and entertainment, great restaurants, and an urban vibe that is completely unique to the city. What’s more, the pace of tourists doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. If you are one of the millions of people who plan on visiting the Hogtown in the coming months, follow this helpful guide to get the most from your trip.

Visit at the Right Time of Year

Toronto winters are brutally cold, with quite a bit of snow and sub-zero temperatures. So, while a winter holiday might seem appealing, it’s best to visit between May and November, when the city is greener, warmer, and more pleasant to experience on foot. Keep in mind that this is peak tourist season, so rates will be a little higher overall, but this way, you’ll really be able to experience all of the culture that Toronto has to offer.

Remember Your Passport or Visa

If you’re visiting from the US or most countries in the EU, you will not need a visa to visit Toronto unless you plan to stay for more than six months. Just bring your passport with at least one empty page, and keep in mind that your passport must be valid for at least one day beyond your scheduled departure date.

Use Public Transit

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) consists of four subway lines, as well as streetcars buses. They run on regular schedules and will get you everywhere you need to go within the city. And, because parking can be scarce (and expensive) downtown, they are really your best bet. Buy a reusable PRESTO card for unlimited rides so that you don’t have to fumble with change or tokens every time you ride.

Explore Life Outside of Toronto

While you won’t need a car to get around inside the city, you should definitely rent one to visit the surrounding areas. Tourists often take day trips to Niagara from Toronto, but if you’re in the mood for something different, head to Vaughn. With attractions like Canada’s Wonderland amusement park, and Black Creek Pioneer Village, you’ll probably want to find a hotel and stay for a couple of days.

Relax on the Beach

You might be surprised to learn that Toronto has several beaches. The most popular is Sugar Beach, complete with sand, sun, water, and plenty of tourists in the summer. Or, you can take a short ferry ride to the Toronto Islands, where the beaches even have a gorgeous view of the city itself.

No matter what, you’re sure to have a great time during your stay in Toronto. If you take some time to plan your trip before you go, you can really make the most of your time in the city and have an unforgettable experience. Book a hotel, stroll through the city, and enjoy everything Toronto has to offer.