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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Antique Shop
“WHY we roam: farmer’s market, patio dining, antique shopping, cocktails and breweries, brunch HOW we roam: streetcar, walking, ride-share (parking may be tough) Enjoy the City’s largest farmers market and some of its best foods. The Kansas City River Market is just north of Downtown and east of Columbus Park! The River Market is the perfect spot for those eager to explore downtown and retreat to a quieter, more intimate neighborhood. Casual global eateries, gourmet grocery stores and indie boutiques surround pavilions hosting a weekend farmers’ market (each Saturday morning). Plenty of patios are offered for those days when the weather is just right. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Locally-sourced menu serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and cocktails”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“Down in the City Market......make a day of it. Farmers market is here on Saturday/Sundays. Saturdays there may also be a vintage car show and on Sundays often a flea market set up.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Farmers Market on Saturdays, year round. Great ethnic food stores and restaurants and my favorite florist. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cafe
“ (pronounced “key”) is like an extension of your living room that just happens to serve great coffee. With exposed brick walls and soft lighting, Quay Coffee lends itself to the long haul, so grab your laptop and get to work.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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Light Rail Station
“The city’s largest farmers market is held on weekends in the River Market during spring and summer ”
  • 16 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Fantastic French restaurant with incredible food. Upscale with a great wine selection and fine cocktails. Dim lighting and a charming atmosphere. Great for a date. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Take the KC street car to the River Market district and enjoy a classic KC pizza. The street car is free and an enjoyable way to see the city. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Neighborhood: River Market Authentic Neapolitan Pizza HH 3-6, 10-close, M-F *multiple locations ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“More than just a bar. Good food and great service. Outside seating and sometimes live music. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cajun!! In Kansas City's historic River Market! (One of my go to lunch places:) ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Book an appointment to get locked up - yup you heard that right. At Breakout KC you will have to use the tool between your ears to find a way to escape within an hour through the clues you find.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Open until 3 am this place gets packed on the weekends and is always a good time. Cheap drinks too.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Whether you just need a caffeine pick up, a smoothie between meals, an evening cocktail, a sugary baked treat or burger and fries - The Opera House has you covered. My family loves to frequent here when we do our weekend shopping at the farmer's market. Plus the KC Streetcar has a stop right at the front door that you can ride (for free) all the way to Union Station.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“KC's biggest and oldest farmers market - take the KC Streetcar for free from there all the way to Union Station. A bustling market on the weekends!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“When you take the Streetcar to the River Market, this is a great place for really good coffee. It's right on the corner of the market.”
  • 9 locals recommend