If one place could illustrate the heartbeat of Kansas City, it would be the Plaza. Known as the first mall in the world, the ... More
Country Club Plaza
If one place could illustrate the heartbeat of Kansas City, it would be the Plaza. Known as the first mall in the world, the outdoor district is peppered with 180 shops, 38 restaurants, numerous hotels and several entertainment venues. The Plaza abounds with activity almost around the clock. Spanish Colonial architecture and fine art, combined with the many fountains for which Kansas City is known, create an atmosphere unparalleled anywhere else in the city. During the holidays, the district glows with the twinkle of millions of Christmas lights.
KC is a dump! The Plaza is actually the best thing in KC, which isn't saying much at all. Bum's all over begging and pick pocket punks mixed in on every block. Put it this way, if you go fishing and you know where all the good fish are then that's where you go fishing. Right? Seeing this is the only populated city spot with tons of people with alot of money in KC, where do you think the criminal d-bags atre gonna prey on victims? Parking is limited so you will be walking, and walking is when you are at your most volnerable. You are actually safer hanging around downtown KC than you are Plaza. At least you will be the only person within a 10 block radius. Just make sure you ask around where ever you are in KC for what colors you should and shouldn't be wearing. That could be a life or death choice.
Country Club Plaza is actually a very pretty place. There are lots of pretty buildings and fountains and everyone looks nice. HOwever, you have to be rich to enjoy the place. Most of the shops are high end and the restaurants are pricey. Not much in the way of handcrafted items if you that is what you like. If you have lots of money and want to spend hours shopping, you will love it. Personally, I was very bored.
Over all there was a lot to do here. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from, i would recommend The Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Changs. The stores are great but they are more upscale...such as Guess, Coach ect. I would recommend arriving around 4 and eating around 6 before the night traffic comes in.
as a kansas citian, it upsets me to hear that tourists think of the plaza as dangerous streets littered with homeless. First of all, what urban city doesnt have homeless? And, secondly, the plaza is in my opinion the best thing to see in Kansas City. I spend nearly every weekend at the plaza, the food is great.. especially the mixx. The atmosphere is amazing, it is so laid back and relaxed. The river with gondolas is very romantic, bridges lit with chinese lanterns and tons of fountains. THe plaza is especially beautiful during the holiday season when the lights are on. Every year on thanksgiving, Christmas lights are turned on, the lights are everywhere. Its a winter wonderland.
I would reccomend the plaza to anyone. It is a great place with fabulous shopping, Halls, Burberry, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Lucky, Mark Shale, Betsey Johnson, Coach, apple store, standard style boutique.. the list is endless..
The food is great, the mixx, california pizza kitchen, brio, reverse, panera.. again, there are many options.
So, if you are ever in Kansas City, be sure to stop at the Plaza, its a great place.
To many people out begging for money and food this was a nice part of Kansas City Mo. but not anymore. This isn't even A safe to walk the streets in. The visit was a bad experience for the whole family.
The Plaza, which is what Kansas Citians call it, is THE place to see and be seen. What I like best is that it's a great place to walk around. During the summer it has seemingly hundreds of fountains that add interest as you walk from shop to shop. In the winter time all of the buildings are covered in Christmas lights, and the windows at the upper crust department stores are very well done. There is also a Frank Lloyd Wright building (it's a church) a short walk from the Plaza -- just ask for directions. One slight drawback is that the department stores tend to be on the high-end so it can get expensive.
Be careful driving through the Plaza though as pedestrians have the right of way and there is usually a great number of them. Parking can also be a hassle, but if you're patient you can usually find a spot. But I recommend taking a car if possible as SUVs can have a difficult time navigating the tight parking garages.
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