Kansas City is an urban center with small town feel. People are friendly and the cost of living is affordable. Kansas City is best known for the best Blues, barbecue, and the Kansas City Chiefs. While Missouri is fairly conservative, Kansas City is much more Liberal and open-minded. There are lots things to see and do here. The city is gay friendly, and offers many gay owned businesses. Kansas City is chalk full of art. Just look around, you might be surprised!
Midtown is Kansas City's "gayborhood". Midtown is just minutes south of downtown. In Midtown you will find several gay bars and gay owned restaurants. Take a stroll through the neighborhood and you will notice pride flags displayed on numerous homes in the area. The Westport entertainment district and The Country Club Plaza are also in this area. The area is walkable, although most people elect to drive or uber from place to place.
Places to check out include Liberty Memorial WWI Monument, Nelson Adkins Museum of Art, World's of Fun Amusement Park, The Country Club Plaza, Union Station, The Power and Light Entertainment District, Westport Entertainment District, Kansas City Zoo, Arrowhead Stadium home of the Chiefs NFL team and Kauffman Stadium home of the KC Royals MLB.
Kansas City has two options for public transportation, the KC Metro includes MAX Bus system, a commuter rail, and the KC Streetcar. The bus system is extensive.
The Streetcar is an above light rail system connecting the city and best of all it is free! It River Market and business district and mostly along Amtrak, local and commuter RideKC bus services and several RideKC bike-share kiosks.
Kansas City International (MCI). RideKC bus services includes a direct route to the downtown area, services depart hourly and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.
A car ride can take you about 25 minutes south to Midtown.