Guide to Kansas City: how to get there and where to stay, what to see and where to go in the evening. The best things to do in Kansas City: fresh reviews and photos, places to see, branded entertainment and shopping.
A major Midwestern city located on the border of Missouri and Kansas, hospitable and attractive Kansas City is famous for its delicious barbecue and jazz. Kansas City is the most beautiful city, because there are more boulevards than in Paris, and fountains than in any other city in the world (except Rome). In addition, Kansas City is unique because it is bisected by the border of two states.
How to get there
According to toppharmacyschools, Kansas City International Airport is located 16 miles northwest of downtown. From the airport to the city center can be reached by Metro Bus (cost 1.50 USD ), KCI shuttle ( 39 USD ) or taxi ( 58 USD ).
Kansas City is the main stop on the Southwest Chief Line connecting Chicago and Los Angeles, and the terminus of the Missouri River Runner providing service to St. Louis where a train can be transferred to Chicago.
Megabus buses arrive in Kansas City from St. Louis and Chicago: fares start at 1.5 USD.
I-435 encircles Kansas City, and I-70 runs through the city, connecting St. Louis to the east and Denver to the west. I-35 is the main “corridor” leading from the northeast and southwest.
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Transportation Kansas City
The Metro buses run through the central part of the city, where most of the tourist attractions are concentrated. MAX buses and buses number 57 connect the central area of the city, Downtown, with the areas of Crown Center, Westport, Plaza, Brookside, etc. There are other lines connecting Kansas City with outlying suburbs, such as, for example, Kansas City, Kansas.
The standard fare for city buses is 1.50 USD. Fares on some long-distance buses, as well as on express trains, can be significantly higher.
Entertainment and attractions in Kansas City
Downtown’s CBD is home to many beautiful Art Deco buildings, several examples of mid-century architecture, and modern glass skyscrapers.
Also in Downtown is the Museum of American Jazz and the Museum of the Negro Baseball League. Museums are open: Tue-Sat. 09:00-18:00; Sun. 12:00-18:00, the cost of an entrance ticket to each is 10 EUR, a complex ticket to visit both museums will cost 15 EUR. In addition, in Downtown, the historic City Market district with many shops and restaurants is of interest. There is also a farmers’ market here.
In the area of the Union Station railway station – the second largest in the country with a ceiling reaching 31 meters – theaters, restaurants and shops are concentrated, there is a tourist center. Notable attractions include the City of Science, the Planetarium, and the Union Station permanent exhibition of railroad history through a human eye, featuring vintage rolling stock, simulation locomotives, and a range of interactive exhibits. The cost of visiting all three sites is 21.95 USD.
It is worth visiting the National Museum of the First World War, located in the Freedom Memorial ( 8 USD ) and climbing the 62-meter observation deck of the memorial ( 4 USD ) with a breathtaking view of the city. A complex ticket to visit the museum and the observation deck will cost 14 USD.
The Plaza area is home to the Country Club Plaza, the country’s first shopping district specifically designed for buyers arriving by car. The quarter is designed on the model of the Spanish Seville, and on its huge square there is even a copy of the Giralda tower. In addition, in the Plaza area there is a toy museum (Wed.-Sat. 10:00-16:00, Sun. 13:00-16:00), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Arts with a sculpture garden (Tue-Thu 10:00: 00-16:00, Fri 10:00-21:00, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00) and Museum of Contemporary Art (Tue-Thurs 10:00- 16:00, Sat 10:00-
21:00, Sun. 11:00-17:00). The entrance ticket to the first museum is 5 USD, the last two museums are free.
Yosemite – the main resorts and areas, excursions and attractions, museums, reviews of tourists about Yosemite.
Yosemite National Park – one of the first natural reserves in the United States, due to its unique virgin nature (95% of the park area is wild) has been under the protection of UNESCO since 1984. The reserve with the highest waterfall in North America and 1300 km of hiking trails is located on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the state of California.
The park is home to 400 species of animals, including: deer, lynx, black bear.
How to get to Yosemite
The park is located 300 km from San Francisco (3.5 hours drive) and 500 km from Los Angeles (6 hours drive). Group tours are organized from San Francisco.
Weather in Yosemite
The climate in the park is Mediterranean, most of the precipitation falls on mild winters, summers are dry and hot. In the mountains, snow cover forms in November and lasts until March – early April. The lowest temperature is in winter, in January and December from -3 °C to +9 °C, in summer – from +10 °C to +30 °C. The best time to visit is autumn.
The park is open 24 hours a day, all year round. From November to May and June, some roads are closed due to weather conditions.
Attractions and Attractions Yosemite
Yosemite Valley occupies only 1% of the total area of the park, but it is there that most visitors go. The most popular point of the route (especially loved by climbers) is the El Capitan granite rock, 2307 m high, clearly visible from any part of the valley.
At the top of the park are the picturesque Tuolumne Meadows, Dana Meadows, Clark Range and Cathedral Range, and Kuna Crest. Interesting tourist routes Sierra Crest and Pacific Crest, passing through Yosemite Park along the ridge of the mountains.
There are three groves of ancient sequoiadendron trees in the park: Mariposa (Mariposa Grove, 200 trees), Tuolumne Grove (25 trees) and Merced (Merced Grove, 20 trees). Sequoiadendron is the most massive and one of the tallest and longest-lived trees in the world. Also, tourists are attracted by numerous waterfalls: Yosemite (739 m), Wapama (520 m), Snow Creek (652 m). The most picturesque is Bridleveil Falls (190 m, translated as “bride’s veil”), clearly visible from a nearby road.
The park offers about 1300 km of walking trails, 560 km of roads. Here you can go rock climbing, fishing, rafting, horseback riding, biking, skiing and snowshoeing. The park has lodges, shops and restaurants.