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12 Great Road Trips From Kansas City

As someone who’s lived in Kansas City for nearly 20 years, I love getting in the car and driving to see what I find. Day trips are the perfect way to get out and still sleep in your own bed. I feel like it’s easy to spend another weekend at home but if you are looking for a bit of an adventure, this post is for you. These road trips from Kansas City have a little something for everyone. You can get any of them done in a day, or stay longer if you want. Let’s hit the road!

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Quick KC road trip picks

Kansas City Day Trips

Two of the most important things about any road trip are the snacks and the tunes. Plan ahead with this list of essential road trip snacks and then plan your playlist. Happy trails!

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About the guest blogger

Jenn Beard is the founder of Cocktails Away—a collection of adventures in pursuit of a great drink, a quality spirit, a unique ingredient, and the places they come from. When not traveling, she lives in Kansas City. Check out her blog for mouthwatering recipes and insider tips on DIY bartending and cocktail culture or travel to bars around the world at @cocktailsaway.

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Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

This is great and exactly what I needed! We are headed to Kansas City next month and are planning on traveling in and around the area!


Wednesday 7th of July 2021

What luck! I hope you have a good trip.

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