We chose KC for our romantic getaway because it was an area we had not visited and we were interested in the Negro League Museum and trying some local food. We stayed in the Country Club area. Our plan was to have a low-key trip--no setting the alarm or rushing to cross items off a busy itinerary. This worked out perfectly for us. Here is my summary, in case someone else can benefit from what we learned and did.
Day One--Arrived in the late afternoon. Dinner at Jack Stack's in Country Club Plaza (loved it, especially the chicken wings), strolled around the shopping area (Apple Store!)
Day Two--Morning at the Steamship Arabia Museum (Amazing!), lunch at Garozzo's nearby (Wow!), afternoon at Negro League Museum (Great!). Since lunch was late and huge, we ended up buying snacks and wine from Trader Joe's to eat in our room at night.
Day Three--Drove to Abilene for Eisenhower Library (I'm trying to visit as many presidential museums as possible), lunch in Abilene (Amanda's). For dinner we stopped at a Gates on the Kansas side. The food was good, but the restaurant itself was run-down. We wanted to try a different Gates but never got a chance.
Day Four--Eggct for breakfast (Loved it), which was walking distance to the Toy and Miniature Museum (very fun). My plan was to go to W.W.I museum in the afternoon but it was closed for a special event. We ended up looking at the exhibits in Union Station instead (tricky because there was an event in the main hall that resulted in "detours"). We walked to the Crown Center (just a mall) hoping to peek at the Hallmark Exhibit but it was closed for the month (?). Union Station was interesting but didn't fill a whole afternoon. Fortunately this day was saved by a dinner at Pierpont's (Don't miss it).
Day Five--We went to a football game, which took up most of the day. Dinner at Arthur Bryant's. Far from elegant dining, but good food.
Day Six--Drove to Independence to see Truman Center (free entry with membership purchased at Eisenhower Center). Definitely worthwhile. Strolled around the tiny town of Independence and a late lunch at Court House Exchange (recommended) before beginning our trip home.
I'll be happy to answer any questions about our trip.