Arrive from your transatlantic flight into Kansas City. Collect your hire car at the airport and transfer to your downtown hotel.
Stradling the Kansas state line, in the northwest corner of Missouri, the city is as well known for it's history as it's many beautiful fountains and parks and a very lively Jazz scene.
Once a convenient trading post in the 1830's for pioneers heading to the Western United States, today Kansas City is a lively metropolis with activities and attractions to suit all tastes.
There will be plenty of time over the next few days to explore this friendly city and the surrounding countryside , so tonight is yours to relax and enjoy an early dinner.
Put on your walking shoes and explore the city sights and local neighbourhoods such as the Garment District, City Hall, & Westport. Don't miss the interesting Historic District of the city, otherwise known as River Market or City Market, located along the banks of the Missouri River.
Alternatively, one of the best ways to experience this thriving Midwest city is by enjoying one of the many Segway tours on offer. In case you haven't discovered this unique experience yet, the Segway is a wonderful two wheel wheeled electric balancing vehicle that allows you to safely travel around urban areas and still see everything on offer.
Choose from 'The Urban Journey' that takes in the city highlights to The Cultural 'Plaza Art and Architecture' tour or alternatively enjoy a journey around the K ansas City Zoo in the aptly named 'Segway Safari'.
One of the city's biggest and best loved landmarks is the Union Station – originally built in 1914 and carefully renovated in more recent years. The Station is also now home to 'Science City', a wonderful museum with hands on exhibits that will appeal to all ages.
Visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum where you can follow the shipwreck tale of the 'Great White Arabia' that sank back 1856, when settlers were forging their way west.
As Kansas City as the original home of the BBQ sauce , make sure you sample some hickory smoked cuisine for which the city is well known. Finally when the lights go down make sure you check out the city's jazz and blues scene in the Historic 18th & Vine area.