If you're planning a Kansas City bachelorette party, get ready to throw together an awesome last fling before the ring. Hailed as the “Paris of the Plains,” Kansas City is one of those under-the-radar gems built for a weekend getaway. Cool sites? Check. Trendy restaurants? Check. Great shopping? Check, check, check. In between the urban explorations, you’ll also have your pick of fun places to raise a glass with your ladies on your Kansas City bachelorette party. Think local breweries, chic cocktail lounges, and even ballpark beer at a Royals’ game in Kauffman Stadium. While some might overlook this unassuming metropolis, don’t think for a second your Kansas City bachelorette party will lack excitement. In fact, follow our favorite activities, eats, and accommodations for a weekend you’ll be talking about long after the big day.
Here are our top Kansas City bachelorette party recommendations.
What to Do
Start your Kansas City bachelorette party with a bit of culture at the beloved Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. You’ll find well-curated collections featuring over 35,000 works of art from all across the world. The best part? Admission is totally free so you can pop in and explore without an extensive time commitment.
In the neighborhood of River Market, home to a multitude of diverse eating options like Il Lazzarone Pizza, you’ll find Kansas City’s historic farmers market known as City Market. Stop by any Saturday or Sunday (year-round) to wander the rows of local vendors and sample tasty specialty foods.
Say hello to 15 blocks of incredible shopping at Country Club Plaza. We’re talking over 150 shops at your fingertips, with small boutiques and national brands just waiting to be explored. No surprise, you’ll also have great restaurants at the plaza, just in case hunger strikes along the way.
If you’re looking to add some spice to your Kansas City bachelorette party agenda, try an afternoon at the ballpark. Check for availability on group tickets and cheer on the Royals with a beer and hot dog in hand. Or, if you take your beer sampling seriously, hop aboard a KC Beer Tour to get an overview of the best brews this city has to offer.
Where to Eat
When it comes to good food for your Kansas City bachelorette party, you can’t go wrong with the eateries you’ll find in the Westport neighborhood. Known for its hipster vibes and burgeoning food scene, there’s plenty to do and see within its city blocks.
Stop in at the Westport Cafe & Bar for a sampling of French cuisine during dinner hours or weekend brunch. Also, while you’re in the neighborhood don’t miss out on a cocktail at Julep. Their gorgeous setting and hand-crafted drinks will make a great backdrop for a night out with the girls.
Another Westport establishment to include on your list is Ca Va. Why did this one make the cut? Two words: champagne bar. They’ll hook you up with the perfectly bubbly pour, whether you’re a champagne expert or a taste-testing beginner.
Situated in the Crossroads Art District The Rieger is where you girls group can enjoy modern American cuisine in a historic location. When you’re finished up with dinner, check out their downstairs cocktail lounge, Manifesto to keep the party going.
Also set in the Crossroad Arts District, Novel is a great dinner option for your Kansas City bachelorette party with a menu of small plates, pastas, and entrees. Your group will love their seasonal dishes, plus they’ve got plenty of cocktail and dessert options to cap off the evening.
Where to Stay
Named “Missouri’s Most Beautiful Hotel” by Architectural Digest, Hotel Phillips is the ultimate in elegance for your bachelorette accommodations. Outfitted in art deco style, you’ll feel like royalty staying in this downtown property.
Another historic hotel for your Kansas City bachelorette party is The Raphael Hotel set within walking distance of all the shops at Country Club Plaza. Or, check The Fontaine for a luxury stay in the same fun shopping district.
At the Westin Crown Center, you’ll find modern rooms, city views, and a spacious outdoor pool to enjoy. Located directly in downtown, you’ll have the perfect home base for your Kansas City explorations.