37 Things to Do in Kansas City For Couples: Unforgettable Date Ideas

For couples seeking a unique and memorable experience, Kansas City is a hidden gem just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re art enthusiasts, food lovers, or music aficionados, Kansas City provides a romantic setting where you can connect with your partner and enjoy the charm of the Midwest.

I’ve lived in Kansas City with my (now) husband since 2017 and was immediately impressed by the romantic experiences the city had to offer. From the moment we set foot in the beautiful Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where we strolled hand in hand in the gallery (I know, we’re cheesy) to the evenings we spent listening to Kansas City jazz music, it’s a fantastic city for falling in love with your partner.

The city’s welcoming and inviting atmosphere provides couples with endless opportunities to connect on a deeper level. In this guide, I’ll uncover the top things to do in Kansas City for couples — from the classic dates we all know and love to some hidden gems that locals may not even know about.

Things To Do In Kansas City For Couples

Kansas City, where love and BBQ smoke fill the air, is not just a place for delicious ribs but also a playground for couples seeking some fun and romance. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Visit a drive-in movie theatre

Not too long ago, drive-ins were the place to be on date night. With only about 300 drive-in theaters still in operation, Kansas City is lucky enough to have two nearby. Tap into your dating nostalgia, grab some popcorn, and see a movie under the stars. So romantic!

  • B&B Twin Drive-In Theatre (Independence, MO): Admission is $22 per carload for the double feature (credit and debit cards only). Purchase your tickets online here. The drive-in is open 7 days a week from March to October.
  • Boulevard Drive-In Theatre (Kansas City, KS): Admission is $15 per person (CASH ONLY) for the double feature. Tune into 89.7FM on your car stereo and listen to the movie from inside your vehicle or bring your lawn chairs and listen to the pole speakers. The drive-in is open on Fridays & Saturdays from April to September.

2. See a performance at the Kauffman Center

Kauffman Center in Kansas City is a great place to have your next date.

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts hosts a variety of performances throughout the year. Whether you’re interested in ballet, opera, or theater, it definitely makes for one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples.

For a fun and memorable performance, I recommend seeing the Kansas City Symphony perform iconic scores from your favorite movies (e.g., Star Wars and Harry Potter) as you watch the film in unison.

3. Listen to live jazz at Lonnie’s Reno Club

Rated the #1 most entertaining show in Kansas City, enjoy an upscale dining experience while listening to the infamous Ronnie McFadden play classic Kansas City jazz music.

Located in the Ambassador Hotel in downtown KC, this jazz club is a hidden gem in the city and a perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion. Note: Lonnie only performs on Fridays and Saturdays so be sure to plan accordingly. Reserve your table at Lonnie’s Reno Club here.

4. Enjoy food & beer pairings at Boulevard Brewing Company

Book the Smokestack Tour & Tasting and enjoy a two-hour Boulevard experience including a brewery tour plus four bites expertly paired with the perfect BLVD beers. The guides are very knowledgeable and hugely entertaining! Tours are available from Monday – Thursday for adults aged 21 and older at a cost of $40 per person.

5. Attend a sports event

A four-sport city, Kansas City is home to several major professional teams including the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, Sporting KC, and KC Current.

The city has so much pride in its sports teams and the electric atmosphere at the games reflects that – Arrowhead Stadium holds the record for the loudest outdoor open-air stadium after all! Add a tailgate party before the game and you will have a date to remember.

Fun fact: KC Current’s new stadium (expected to open in 2024) is the first in the US built specifically for a professional women’s soccer team.

6. Explore Union Station

One of Kansas City’s most iconic landmarks, Union Station has been transformed into a cultural hub and features many exhibits, restaurants, and shops.

Take a tour of the station, watch a show at the planetarium, catch a film at their movie theater, test your skills at an escape room, visit world-class touring exhibitions (like our personal favorite, Auschwitz: Not long ago, Not far away.), or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. You could easily spend the whole day here!

Pro Tip: End the night by grabbing a drink at the Conductor Club. It’s a new rotating-themed cocktail bar tucked away in a hidden corner of the historic Union Station and one you don’t want to miss. Be sure to make reservations in advance!

7. Chow down on Kansas City-style barbecue

Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

“Kansas City” and “barbecue” go together like two peas in a pod. With over 100 barbecue restaurants in the KC metro area, you’ll be sure to find something to tickle your barbecue fancy. For a date night, I would recommend Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que (located inside a gas station) or relative newcomer, Q39.

8. Watch an innovative performance by Quixotic

Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Quixotic is an innovative event entertainment company that fuses imagination with technology to create a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience. The performance group, branded an “innovative circus ensemble” by The New York Times, provides you with a Cirque du Soleil-style show mixed with a Kansas City flavor.

This is one of my favorite experiences in the city to date and one I cannot recommend enough! Find an upcoming show here.

In mid-September every year, you also have the opportunity to experience Terra Luna by Quixotic at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Instead of viewing the performance group on a stage, here you get up close and personal with the dancers, musicians, and aerial acrobats as you stroll through the garden.

9. Wine tasting

Wine tasting - one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples

Kansas City is home to some of the best wineries in the region, and what better way to spend a romantic afternoon than by sampling some wine with your significant other? Here are some of my personal favorites:

Amigoni Urban Winery, located in the historic Daily Drover Telegram building, offers a beautiful and intimate setting, perfect for couples. You can enjoy a variety of wine flights while indulging in a delicious cheese board.

KC Wine Co is a boutique winery located in Olathe, Kansas, and always keeps a packed calendar. Here you can enjoy live music, food trucks, wine slushies, music bingo, and dog-friendly events.

Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery, located just 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, is a family-owned winery that offers a unique and eco-friendly experience. You can take a tour of the vineyard before settling in for a wine tasting on the patio.

If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, head to the Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery. This winery is located in the rolling hills of Miami County and offers stunning countryside views accompanied by live music.

10. Grab a drink under the stars at The Mercury Room

The Mercury Room located in the Crossroads.
The Mercury Room located in the Crossroads.

Delicious cocktails, sweeping views of downtown, and thousands of LED lights twinkling above you set the stage for the perfect romantic date night setting. A swanky bar located in the Crossroads, The Mercury Room makes you feel like you’ve stepped inside an exclusive club in the city. With just twenty-eight seats inside, I would highly recommend making reservations to reserve your spot.

11. Dance the night away at Guitars & Cadillacs

Yee-haw, y’all! This KC original live country music venue and dance hall is the perfect place to let loose and soak up your favorite tunes! Don’t worry, you do not have to be a professional two-stepper to have a good time (there’s no judgment here). Note: Expect to pay a $5 cover charge 6-9 p.m. and $10 9 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday.

12. Play pickleball at Chicken N Pickle

SERV pickleball courts in Overland Park, KS

It’s no secret that pickleball has taken the U.S. by storm. Enjoy some friendly competition with your loved one to see who will earn bragging rights. It also makes for a good double-date spot.

Afterward, enjoy some tasty food and beverages at the “chicken” portion of Chicken N Pickle. You’ve earned it! Note: SERV recently opened in Overland Park and is another great spot to play pickleball with 6 indoor courts and 2 outdoor courts.

13. Go apple picking

Apple picking is the quintessential fall date for couples. Located in Kansas City, KS, Cider Hill Family Orchard is home to 6,000 apple trees with 18 different kinds of apples to choose from. Pro Tip: You are charged by the bag size versus weight, so be sure to fill your bag to the top!

Enjoy picking out the best apples with your loved one and treat yourself to the delicious apple cider doughnuts and slushes afterward.

14. Enjoy art-themed mini golf

Enjoy an art-themed mini golf on your next date in Kansas City.

Head over to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and enjoy a date that will be sure to satisfy you both. This 9-hole course presents a creative interpretation of a work of art in the museum’s collection.

There’s even a snack bar nearby that sells local favorites like Betty Rae’s ice cream and beer from Martin City Brewery that you can take with you and enjoy on the course. Art course pricing is $18 for adults and $14 for museum members. All tickets include access to the museum. Ready to play? Book your tee time here.

15. Take a dip at Shawnee Mission Park Beach

Shawnee Mission Park Beach was named the best beach in Kansas by Money Magazine. The beach opened in 2018 boasting a sizable lakefront swimming area as well as a sand volleyball court, shaded concession area, and restroom facilities.

Daily fees for Johnson County residents are $6 and $8 for non-residents. So what are you waiting for? Pack your chairs, umbrellas, and food (no alcohol allowed), and enjoy a day at the beach with your loved one!

Hours of Operation
May 27th – August 13th
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

16. Go on a double date with your furry pups at Bar K

Want to bring your dog(s) along on your date? This place is for you! Bar K features a fully-staffed dog park and a modern bar/restaurant inside. A Guest Pass is $10 for your first dog on weekdays and $15 on Saturdays & Sundays. Or you can purchase a membership that gives you and your pup unlimited access to Bar K during open hours. You can find more information about membership here.

17. Watch a play in the park

Each summer, The Theatre in the Park (7710 Renner Road) presents five popular Broadway-style musicals at their outdoor amphitheater for an affordable price. The cast features actors from surrounding neighborhoods and is a much-loved community tradition.

Pro Tip: For an extra $10, you can leave your lawn chair at home and book one of their 80 reserved chairs. Reserved chairs can be purchased online in advance (recommended) or if available, by visiting the box office.

The Starlight Theatre presents another fantastic opportunity for those interested in Broadway shows. This historic landmark accommodates around 8,000 seats and offers both timeless favorites like The Wizard of Oz and modern sensations like Legally Blonde.

18. Go ziplining at Zip KC

Zip KC Adventure Park

Tired of the regular dinner-and-a-movie date routine? Here’s a unique date idea for adventure lovers and thrill seekers. Zip KC Adventure Park features over 9 zip lines, a suspension bridge, and a rappel tower.

Zip through the glowing trees and touch down to the earth at dusk on the Sunset Date Night Tour or book the Night Flight Tower Tour for the ultimate glow-in-the-dark adrenaline experience. It’s a great way to test your bravery and have fun together!

19. Engage in friendly competition at Top Golf

This year-round crowd-pleaser in Overland Park includes over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, games, a full-service bar and restaurant, and a rooftop beer garden. Whether you own your own set of golf clubs or have never stepped foot on a golf course, Top Golf is definitely a fun place to go for a date!

20. Tap into your inner child at Up-Down

Up Down in Crossroads Arts District (Kansas City, MO)

Looking for a great way to break the ice on a date? Up-Down has got you covered. Up-Down KC is a 21+ arcade bar featuring more than 50 arcade games from the ’80s and ’90s, pinball machines, four classic skeeball alleys, Nintendo 64 console gaming, life-size Jenga, and Connect Four. All games cost just 25 cents. The bar also has a rooftop patio that’s perfect for enjoying a drink with your date.

Free Things To Do in Kansas City For Couples

Are you looking for some romantic and free activities to do with your significant other? Here are some activities that are perfect for couples who want to enjoy each other’s company and explore Kansas City without breaking the bank.

21. Have a picnic in the park

Enjoy a picnic on the Liberty Memorial or Nelson-Atkins lawn for a date.

Spring has sprung and there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful weather in Kansas City than to have a picnic date at one of these popular spots: Liberty Memorial or The Nelson-Atkins Lawn. Or if you’re looking for something a little more secluded, head to Loose Park. The park features a beautiful rose garden and a tranquil pond, making it the perfect place to enjoy a romantic picnic.

If you want the ultimate luxury picnic experience, book Pop Up Picnics KC who will take care of all of the details for you—provide food (small snacks), set up, and service—so you both can sit back and relax. I booked this for my husband and me this past September and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Book a package here.

22. Go to a farmer’s market

Farmer's market - great day date idea for couples

Change things up with a fun daytime date activity – complete with delicious local food. Stroll past the different vendors and sample homemade jams and baked goods, and maybe even round up some local ingredients before heading home to make brunch together or take it to a nearby park for a picnic. See below for my recommendations for the best farmer’s markets in the Kansas City metro area:

Located in the historic River Market neighborhood, City Market offers fresh produce, local goods, and an array of spices. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. all year round (only Saturdays from January to March) and is conveniently located on the KC Streetcar route.

The Overland Park Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from mid-April to the end of September (7:30 am – 1 pm) and from early October to mid-November (8 am – 12 pm). The market offers farm, fresh produce, and artisan foods as well as food stands from local restaurants in the area.

Pro Tip: Score some brownie points by purchasing one of the beautiful flower bouquets for your sweetheart. You can find these at both markets.

23. Visit a museum

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples

Kansas City is home to many museums and galleries that make for a great affordable date. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of the city’s most popular museums and features over 35,000 works of art from all over the world.

Take a leisurely stroll through the museum’s many galleries and admire the impressive collection that spans thousands of years. Non-members need to reserve free tickets in order to visit anywhere within the museum.

Another great museum that is free to visit is the Kansas City Museum which has been recently restored and renovated with all new history and humanities-based exhibits, installations, and amenities. Note: The museum is closed Monday-Wednesday.

24. Experience ‘First Fridays’ in Kansas City

On the First Friday of every month of the year, the Crossroads Art District and West Bottoms transform into one big block party. It’s basically a holiday in Kansas City! You can enjoy live entertainment, visit art galleries, and explore the local shops.

Street parking can be limited during First Fridays, but there are alternative options such as parking at the TWA Building (1740 Main) or in the Arts District Garage next to the Kauffman Center. Private lots are also available for around $5. Another great option is the KC Streetcar, which conveniently drops you off in the heart of the action and is completely free to use!

25. Sunday bingo at Boulevard Brewing Co.

This isn’t your grandma’s Bingo game – Boulevard hosts a weekly Sunday Bingo free of charge and gives out fun prizes such as koozies, beer, and free drink coupons. Space is limited and all guests over the age of 3 need a ‘ticket’ to enter.

I would recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start time (11 a.m.) as it can get quite busy. Might I also suggest getting the Tank 7 mimosa and the much-loved biscuits and gravy while you’re there. YUM! Visit their website to reserve your spot.

Things To Do In Kansas City For Couples When It Rains

If the weather isn’t cooperating, don’t worry! Kansas City has plenty of indoor activities to choose from. Here are some of my favorites:

26. Take a pottery class at Belger Arts Center

Pottery class - one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples

Recreate the classic scene from “Ghost” and enjoy one of the date night pottery classes held at Belger Arts Center on Fridays and Saturdays. You and your sweetheart will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and get to decorate them afterward.

Each class costs $100 which includes clay, glazes, and firing for two people. Space is limited, so you must register at least 72 hours in advance.

27. Axe-throwing fun for two

Axe throwing in Kansas City offers a unique experience for couples looking to unleash their inner lumberjacks. From the satisfying thud of the ax hitting the target to the friendly competition between partners, it’s a thrilling activity that promises plenty of laughter and memorable moments.

Experience axe throwing at Blade & Timber with two locations (Power & Light District and Leawood, KS) or Bury the Hatchet KC in Overland Park.

28. Play shuffleboard at Ludos

Ludo's shuffleboard - one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples

A quirky little bar in Martini Corner, Ludo’s Shuffleboards has 3 shuffleboard lanes and vintage Gottlieb’s pinball machines. Beer, wine, and specialty cocktails are available for purchase at the bar.

Stepping into Ludo’s makes you feel like you are stepping back in time. Dim lighting, retro booth seating, and neon signs set the mood. With just a $10 lane reservation fee, Ludo’s is the perfect laid-back date night spot. Reserve a shuffleboard lane here.

29. Take a cooking class at the Culinary Center of Kansas City

Taking a cooking class at the Culinary Center of Kansas City is a delectable adventure for couples who want to spice up their culinary skills. From mastering the art of homemade pasta to exploring exotic flavors from around the world, it’s a deliciously interactive experience that will leave you with newfound kitchen confidence and a satisfied appetite. View upcoming classes here.

30. Share some laughs at The Comedy Club

Comedy night in Kansas City

Date night at The Comedy Club in Kansas City guarantees a night filled with laughter and shared comedic moments that will have couples rolling in the aisles.

Pro Tip: Request a seat in the front row as the comedians will likely incorporate you into their jokes. Find upcoming shows and book your tickets here.

The Comedy Club of Kansas City does offer appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, etc, but if you have time, I would recommend eating dinner beforehand at Jaspers across the street (voted one of America’s top 25 Italian Restaurants).

31. Paint and sip

Enjoy a creative date full of fun, wine, and painting in Kansas City! This is a popular date idea and for good reason. You can relax and let your creative juices flow and even get a nice keepsake from it.

There are several great ‘paint and sip’ spots around the KC metro including Grapes & Paints (Overland Park), Happy Trees Painting (Kansas City), Pinot’s Palette (Leawood), and The Tipsy Red Fox (Kansas City).

32. Challenge your partner to a board game

Pawn and Pint, Kansas City’s first board game café, offers more than 1,000 board games to play, along with a selection of canned craft beers, cocktails, mocktails, and lattes – and a full lot of free parking!

There is a $5 pay-to-play charge which gets you unlimited play for the whole day. From experience, this makes for a great double-date spot as well.

Things To Do In Kansas City For Couples During the Winter

As the winter season approaches, there’s no better time to embrace the magic of the season with your significant other. Whether you’re a local or planning a romantic winter getaway, here are some suggestions to get you in the holiday spirit.

33. Ice skating at Crown Center 

Ice skating at the Crown Center is one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples.

Kick off your winter adventure with a romantic ice skating session at the Crown Center Ice Terrace. Nestled in the heart of downtown, this rink features stunning views of the city skyline and is surrounded by twinkling lights and festive decorations.

The Crown Center Ice Terrace is open from November to March, so be sure to add it to your winter bucket list.

34. Learn to curl

Have you ever watched curling at the Olympic Winter Games and thought, “I want to try that”? Here’s your chance! “Learn to Curl” classes consist of a club member showing you the fundamentals regarding sliding a stone and sweeping in a 2-hour lesson. Sign up for a class here.

35. Check out Christmas lights around town

No winter season is complete without driving around town looking at Christmas lights. During the holidays, the Country Club Plaza is transformed into a winter wonderland with over 80 miles of twinkling lights decorating the buildings, trees, and fountains. Take a romantic stroll through the Plaza, hand in hand with your loved one, and take in the beauty of the holiday lights.

One of the other well-known lights in the area is Christmas in the Park in Lee’s Summit which features more than 500,000 dazzling lights and 200 animated displays. 

Another attraction to add to your holiday lights adventure is the Holiday Lights at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Tune your radio to 90.5 PM and enjoy a 38-minute show synchronized to your favorite Christmas tunes.

36. Hit the slopes at Snow Creek

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, head to Snow Creek for some winter sports fun. Located just 30 minutes north of Kansas City, Snow Creek offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing for all skill levels. With 12 runs, 3 chairlifts, and 2 surface lifts, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes.

And if you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, Snow Creek offers lessons for all ages and skill levels. After a day on the mountain, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or a bite to eat at the lodge. Snow Creek Ski Resort is the perfect winter getaway for couples looking for a little adventure.

37. See the Kansas City Ballet perform The Nutcracker

Seeing the Nutcracker during the holidays is one of the top things to do in Kansas City for couples.

Seeing The Nutcracker during the holidays is a magical experience that transports couples into a world of enchantment and wonder. From the mesmerizing ballet performances to the beautifully adorned sets, it’s a romantic outing that captures the spirit of the season and creates a memorable shared memory for years to come.

Map of Things to Do in Kansas City for Couples

Top Tours in Kansas City

⭐️ Kansas City Art & Glide Segway Tour

Did you know Kansas City is home to over 200 public and private fountains, hence the nickname “City of Fountains?” Explore some of these beautiful fountains and other important sites around the city including the Nelson Atkins Museum, Country Club Plaza, and so much more on this 1.5-hour Segway tour. Book online here.

⭐️ Distillery Tour

Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of J. Rieger & Co., Kansas City’s iconic distillery, located in the historic Electric Park neighborhood of the East Bottoms district. Learn about the history of the distillery dating back to 1887 and conclude the tour by sampling four of the brand’s flagship products. For reservations, please use this link.

⭐️ Kansas City Crossroads Art District and Westside Urban Hike

Are you someone that likes to explore a city on foot? Then this is the tour for you! Enjoy a 5-mile adventure and visit some of the best murals and top attractions in Kansas City including the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Union Station, and Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Check availability and reserve your spot here.

Where to Stay in Kansas City

Below you’ll find the best places to stay in Kansas City that showcase a range of accommodations, from luxurious hotels in the heart of downtown to cozy boutique hotels nestled in charming neighborhoods, ensuring you find the ideal home base for your visit.

Aloft North Kansas City
Just a quick drive from downtown, this hotel offers a clean, modern hotel [plus an indoor swimming pool] for an affordable price. There are also several great eateries just a hop, skip, and a jump away in the quaint town of North Kansas City – try District Biskuits or head over to the Iron District for a unique outdoor dining court comprised of colorful shipping containers.


Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City Marriott Downtown is located in the vibrant downtown district and within walking distance of many of the area’s prominent destinations, including the Power & Light District. This hotel features a fitness center, an indoor pool, and an onsite restaurant and bar.  


Hotel Kansas City
Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Hotel Kansas City is a recently renovated hotel full of history. Formerly known as a popular Midwest social club where the likes of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower often visited, this hotel hosts 144 artfully decorated guest rooms and 15 suites.


The Truitt
This boutique hotel is the epitome of romance. Located in a colonial historic mansion, The Truitt is filled with charm, history, and modern playful touches. You might never want to leave the hotel! But, in case you do, The Truitt is also just a short walk away from popular shops and restaurants in the Country Club Plaza, as well as the Nelson-Atkins and Kemper Museum.


Kansas City Date Night FAQ

Planning a memorable date night in Kansas City? This Kansas City Date Night FAQ has all the answers to your burning questions, helping you navigate the city’s vibrant offerings and create an unforgettable experience with your partner.

What is Kansas City famous for?

Kansas City is a one-of-a-kind destination that offers a unique blend of Midwestern charm and urban sophistication. The city is known for its friendly locals, lively arts scene, rich jazz history, and world-renowned barbecue scene.

What can couples do for fun without money?

If you’re on a budget but still want to enjoy a fun date night, there are many options in Kansas City. Take advantage of the many free events in the area, including the First Friday Art Walk in the Crossroads Arts District and the City Market Farmers’ Market, and for art lovers, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art are both free to visit.

Is it worth visiting Kansas City?

Absolutely! Kansas City is a hidden gem in the heart of the Midwest, with a wealth of attractions and activities that are sure to keep visitors entertained. Whether you’re interested in art, history, food, or outdoor recreation, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant and exciting city. I’ve lived here since 2017 and am still finding new things to do and explore.

What to do in Kansas City on a honeymoon?

When it comes to accommodations, Kansas City has plenty of options for couples. For first-time visitors, I would recommend staying at The Raphael Hotel, Ambassador Hotel, Crossroads Hotel, or Hotel Kansas City. If you want a truly unique experience, stay at one of these beautifully decorated boutique hotels: The Truitt, Oak Street Mansion, or No Vacancy Hotel.

During the day, explore Kansas City’s thriving arts scene at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art or the galleries and studios within the Crossroads Arts District. Or sip on award-winning wines at the local winery, Amigoni Urban Winery.

After a busy day of sightseeing and exploring, unwind with a spa treatment. A spot I would also HIGHLY recommend is my personal favorite, Milagro Midwestern Spa. This luxurious spa specializes in signature spa therapies and massage. The service menu is limited to solo massage (no couples massage), but they have several staff members working at once so you can book an appointment for the same time slot.

For cozy dinner spots, I would recommend Le Fou Frog, Corvino Supper Club, Fox & Pearl, The Town Company, or Stock Hill. Or, if you are craving Mexican food, take a peek at my guide for the best Mexican restaurants in KC.

Kansas City also has a vibrant nightlife scene that is perfect for couples who love to dance, enjoy live music, or sip craft cocktails. One of the most popular spots in the city is Green Lady Lounge. This jazz club features live music every night of the week and offers a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Black Dolphin located right next door is another great spot to listen to live jazz.

What is the best month to visit Kansas City?

Kansas City is a great destination to visit year-round—though I would personally skip January and February due to the cold winter days—but the best time to go depends on what you’re interested in seeing and doing. If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, the spring and fall are ideal times to visit. The weather is mild, and there are plenty of parks and outdoor spaces to explore.

If you’re interested in seeing some of the city’s festivals and events, the summer is a great time to visit. The city hosts a variety of events throughout the summer, including Boulevardia, Q BBQ Fest, and the Kansas City Irish Fest.

Final Thoughts: Things To Do In Kansas City For Couples

As someone who has planned many dates for my husband and I to enjoy in Kansas City, I can confidently say that this city offers an extraordinary blend of romance and excitement.

Whether you’re a local looking to rekindle the flame or a visitor seeking a unique adventure, KC has a way of bringing couples closer together and creating unforgettable memories. So, embark on your own journey, and let the magic of Kansas City ignite the sparks of love and laughter in your relationship.

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