All you need to know about Kansas City

Straddling Missouri’s western border and known for its jazz, barbecue scene, and fountains; Kansas City is a cultural cornerstone of the Midwest, inspired by a thriving arts scene. Named after the Kansa Indians who settled along the Missouri River, this city blends old with new and supports traditions wholeheartedly. With over 200 fountains, it has earned the nickname ‘City of Fountains’, boasting more outdoor water features than any other city, second only to Rome. Shopping in Kansas is as abundant as it is diverse, with stores selling everything from antiques and luxury items to souvenirs and groceries: there is something for everyone in this city. From world-class museums and galleries to impressive theatre, dance and opera, the cultural offerings are abundant. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Kansas City.

What do I need to know about staying Kansas City?

A region renowned for tornadoes, Kansas City and its locals see a multitude of the storms every year due to the city’s location in the epicentre of Tornado Alley. Particularly common during the Spring and summer season, we would recommend visiting in the winter months to avoid the peak season as well as the infamous hot Midwest weather. While Kansas City may be home to some of the top museums and galleries, much of the exciting art is found on the streets. Start a tour in the 18th and Vine District to view murals that celebrate the city’s history and continue through to East 17th and Main Streets where you’ll find the Chiefs Kingdom Mural honouring the champion football team.

Transport in Kansas City

While Kansas City is primarily a car-driven city, it has a comprehensive transportation infrastructure with a plethora of options for business travellers voyaging from their choice of corporate housing in Kansas. Kansas City Streetcar is the best way to get around downtown; the two-mile route runs from Midtown to the River Market District and is completely free to ride. RideKC, the local bus system, is clean and reliable and offers dozens of trips across the metropolitan area. Most routes start at around $1.50 and can be purchased at the time of your trip. Electric scooters and bikes are dotted around the city and available for as little as $0.15 cents per minute. Taxis and Ubers operate across the city and are easily ordered through the Uber app.

Shopping in Kansas City

From luxury retailers to antique souvenirs, there are a multitude of unique shopping options available in KC. One of the most popular neighbourhoods in the area is the Country Club Plaza for everything from chic boutiques and high-end brands. Opened in 1922, the nation’s first outdoor shopping district features Spanish inspired architecture and sparkling fountains. Art and commerce also converge in the Crossroads Arts District where galleries like Belger Arts Centre are full of special and distinctive treasures that you can take home. For local produce, head to Overland Park Farmers Market where you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, and spices from regional growers.

Facts about Kansas City

Thanks in part to corrupt political boss Tom Pendergast, Kansas City maintained a thriving drinking scene throughout the Prohibition. Secretly flourishing, the city was filled with speakeasies, gambling dens, and even a red-light district, earning it the nickname ‘the Paris of the Plains’. Such devotion to good drinks remains today, evidenced by the variety of top-quality distilleries dotted around the city. Walt Disney also opened his first animation studio, Laugh-O-Gram Studios, in Kansas City. Mickey Mouse was inspired by a real-life mouse in the building.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Kansas City with SilverDoor?

Our Trustpilot rating contributes to the confidence that we have in our service and in our ability to match you to your ideal serviced apartment in Kansas City. With over 320,000 serviced apartments worldwide, we are unrivalled within the serviced apartment sector and therefore have you covered when searching for the perfect accommodation. The depth of knowledge that we have developed is a credit to our twenty years’ worth of experience in the field and helps us to tailor our corporate housing to your every need.  With a presence in over 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.

What is a serviced apartment?

With a vast array of corporate housing options available, our portfolio presents something for everyone. Our private, flexible spaces are designed for you to enjoy and perfectly arranged to make guests feel at home. With facilities such as fully equipped kitchens, living areas and multiple bedrooms depending on group size, guests can truly feel at home and separate their working, eating, and sleeping arrangements comfortably. If you have any specific requirements for your serviced apartment in Kansas City, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team who will work hard to accommodate your needs.