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Kansas City Regional Day Trips For Families, Foodies And Lovers

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The relentlessly cold winter just might be over, and the sun is starting to shine — at least on occasion.

So, enjoy the spring weather and all our region has to offer with day trips that are big on fun, but won't break the bank or cost you precious vacation time.

Central Standard host Brian Ellison talked with experts who shared ideas and tools to find the best day trips in and around Kansas City. 

From that discussion came this list of ideas:

For foodies:

For nature lovers:

For families:

For history buffs:

For couples:

Or, visit or KC Destinations for ideas. 


  • Alan Carr, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Amy Garton, Director of Interactive Solutions, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.