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Plaza or Power and Light District

springfield, mo
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Plaza or Power and Light District

We are coming to KC for our wedding anniversary the first weekend in November. We have stayed in the Plaza area and love it and I have stayed at the Power and Light District for a concert. My question is which is better if you are looking for food/bars and a little shopping? Shopping would not be the priority, but it would be on the list. How far is the power and light district from the plaza? I just don't want to keep repeating the same things to do.

Kansas City, MO
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1. Re: Plaza or Power and Light District

I prefer the Plaza to Power and Light. The Plaza offers better dining and shopping and you can always take a cab to the P&L if you want to go to that area. They are about thirty blocks from each other, so not that far.

Also check out Westport and the Crossroads area for dining.

Some great restaurants:

Le Fou Frog


Michael Smith's

Extra Virgin

The Jacobson

The Rieger Hotel and Exchange


Starker's Reserve

Some great places for cocktails:

Manifesto (you'll need a reservation a few days in advance)

Garment House

Flying Saucer

Cigar Box

Harry's Bar and Tables

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2. Re: Plaza or Power and Light District

I agree - there seem to be more options readily available at the Plaza and if you decide to try Power & Light you can take a cab. You are about 4 to 4 1/2 miles away from P&L if you stay in the Plaza area (about 12-15 min drive).

Hope this helps!

Enjoy your visit to Kansas City.


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3. Re: Plaza or Power and Light District

Power & Light has a number of restaraunts and bars in a compact few block area. Shopping, not so much. Power & Light also attracts a younger crowd, more folks in their 20s. Poster 1 provided an excellent list of restaurants and bars. I agree with both of the previous posters and would choose the Plaza again.

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