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KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

OKC
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KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

I am taking my grown daughters on a girls trip in July. One of my daughters just lost her home to the tornadoes and she needs a get away! Trying to decide between Dallas or Kansas City.

We would be shopping, casino if KC, good restaurants and some live music. If we go to KC we would have to fly and rent car, where as if we do Dallas we will drive.

Is there enough to do in KC? I've heard the Plaza area is nice.

Your thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.

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1. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

It is only a 5 hour drive from OK City. How long are you looking to stay?

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2. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

Yes, but we only have 3 days!

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3. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

I have never been to Dallas but my Grandmother stays in KC so we usually go once a year. I absolutely love KC. The plaza area is absolutely beautiful! I also have enjoyed the way the Power & Light district has evolved into a beautiful and cool downtown area. And then you have the Westport area, The city market, Crown Center and tons of beautiful parks w/ beautiful fountains. I usually don't like going to the same city over and over b/c I get bored easily. However, KC has captured my heart and I feel like I am going back home. I find that there is a lot to do in the area. My husband is going w/ me for the first time in September and I can't wait to introduce him to one of my favorite cities. Oh, and a little bit about my background. I travel a lot and have been all over the USA(San Diego, SF, portland, Seattle, NYC, Miami, Vegas,Phoenix) and Canada, Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico. Anyways, I just heart KC.

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4. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

KC has a nice Jazz area and museum iin the 18th & Vine District in addition to everything mentioned (Westport area). Quite a foodie town now as well and you can even do a walking our that includes samples from several places in the Crossroads Art District I believe. It is do-able to see in that time frame.

The Plaza area is very nice as is Crown Center/Union Station or Downtown, all within 10 minute drive of each other honestly so can see all. The Plaza is unique in its architecture and has many fountains and shopping. Nearby is the art museum and sculpture park as well.

The casinos are more in North Kansas City, one is nearer to downtown on the river.

I have not spent anytime in Dallas so hard to compare but KC is a very nice city to visit. I always feel like its laid back and relaxed but welcoming, easy to navigate and fairly compact without being crowded.

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5. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

I don't think you can beat the Plaza area for a girls weekend. Great shops, good food and great walkable area. Area casinos, I would probably go with Ameristar or you could head over to the Kansas side and shop at The Legends, they have some really nice outlets and gamble at Hollywood Casino.

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6. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

Dallas has much better malls, but the traffic is horrible and the heat can get really bad. The plaza is a really nice place to walk around

OKC
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7. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

Thanks everyone for all your info, I do appreciate it. Perhaps we will do KC next time as we have decided on Dallas for this trip. I have heard so much about the Plaza area and it sounds really nice. We will give it a try sometime!!

Thanks again!! :-)

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8. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

Well I grew up in Kansas City and have lived in Dallas for over 40 years. And there is no way I would prefer Dallas over KC for a visit.

Unless you want to slog from one mall to another and they are all pretty much the same.

Go to KC and stay on the Plaza. It is great for shopping and eating, as well as just knocking around.

And, it will be about 105 degrees in Dallas in July.

Edited: 12:17 pm, June 22, 2013
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9. Re: KC verses Dallas for a girls trip?

Sorry to hear about your daughter's home.

Hands down, KC. It has all the things you list as wanting to do, and in a much more manageable (and in my opinion, attractive) package. You can easily drive from shopping to dining to live music venue to casinos in a matter of minutes. You can also go to a Royal's game if your dates coincide, or to a museum. And we have a lot of great places to eat!

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