Although an incredible city, Kansas City tends to hide from the tourists. Many of you don't know that Kansas City has more boulevards than Paris and only Rome beats it when it comes to fountains. The central area however is making a comeback while the suburbs are starting to expand.

What to do

We did mention that Kansas City hides itself from the tourists, right? This is really obvious when you try to find something to do, except to watch some sporting events or go to museums. You can visit the Swope Park Zoo, Ward Parkway or the Harley-Davidson Final Assembly Plant (by the way: you can tour it for free!).

If you are passionate about museum hopping, you won't be bored here: American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum stand in 18th and Vine Historic District. Then you can visit the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial, which is the first memorial in the world dedicated to Wold War I. Make sure to take the lift to the observation deck and watch some spectacular views. The head to the Toy and Miniature Museum and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, located right near the plaza.

Getting there

Kansas City International (MCI) serves Kansas City and is located 15 miles from Downtown. Midwest Airlines uses the airport as their hub and Southwest Airlines has the most flights into the city, so it makes it really easy to find a flight to Kansas City.

If you are driving to the airport, you can save both time and money by booking and paying for the < a href="http://www.bootsnall.com/airport-parking/kansascity.html">Kansas City Airport Parking in advance. Or you can book the Kansas City Airport Shuttle for a fast and cheap trip to the airport and back.

Where to stay

You won't have trouble finding places to stay in Kansas City. There are plenty of hotels to choose from: budget, moderate or luxury. While there aren't any real hostels in Kansas City, you can easily choose a budget hotel and save some money on accommodation.