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Top-rated vacation rentals in Kansas City

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Loft in Kansas City
Private Penthouse +Balcony Overlooking 39th Street
Located atop the Meshuggah Bagels along the iconic West 39th Street, this renovated 3rd level flat is truly an urban oasis. Guests are treated to comfortable accommodations with private access to your own balcony overlooking 39th Street! Get a glimpse of Kansas City through the eyes of a local! Be sure to check out the virtual guide book full of local restaurants, shops, and nightlife. There’s something for everyone. From global cuisine to barbecue, shopping and more!
$98 per night
Rental unit in Kansas City
MicroStudio, Walk to KUMed, restaurants, coffee
Locally owned and operated by long-time Volker residents. This 260 sq ft studio apartment is on a tree lined residential street and is perfect for one or two light travelers. Walk around the block to eat, shop, or drink at one of the dozen+ locally owned spots on 39th Street. We have one off street parking spot available for small/midsized cars.
$45 per night
Rental unit in The Downtown Loop
Frontdesk | Prime Location 1BR Apt in Downtown
All Frontdesk stays are contactless self-check-in and include Scout, our exclusive digital companion to guide you through everything you'll need before and during your time with us. We're also available 24/7 via text or phone and have a local team should you need anything.
$129 per night

Stay near Kansas City's top sights

Legends Outlets Kansas City118 locals recommend
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway15 locals recommend
Kansas Speedway57 locals recommend
Children's Mercy Park66 locals recommend
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa17 locals recommend
Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que344 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Kansas City

Rental unit in The Downtown Loop
Frontdesk | Contemporary 1BR by Convention Center
$107 per night
Guesthouse in Westwood
Westwood cottage in garden setting
$81 per night
Condo in West Plaza
Beautiful Plaza Condo 3
$113 per night
Guest suite in Kansas City
Sauna, Custom Shower & Laundry - Private Suite
$61 per night
Loft in Old Westport
Spacious Modern Loft w/ King Near Westport/Plaza
$101 per night
Private room in Kansas City
11:11 @ Hôstel Obscura
$44 per night
Home in Kansas City
Minimalist Modern Strawberry Hill Get-Away Home
$71 per night
Rental unit in Kansas City
Spacious 2 Bedroom 1 bath Condo 18
$104 per night
Private room in Kansas City
Rm24: 'aspera' @ Hôstel Obscura
$40 per night
Rental unit in The Downtown Loop
✪ Best Apartment in Downtown Kansas City ✪
$111 per night
Private room in Kansas City
Westport Art House-Garden View Bedroom
$44 per night
Guesthouse in Downtown Kansas City
Tiny house living in the heart of Kansas City
$68 per night

Your guide to Kansas City

All About Kansas City

Spanning the border between Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City is actually two cities — one on either side of the Missouri River. K.C.K., as the Kansas side is often called, is known for its barbecue and its sports, from baseball to brisket and from speedway to smoked sausages. Though smaller than its Missouri counterpart, which has three times the population, it boasts a buzzing nightlife and vibrant downtown, from the four-block Avenue of Murals to the strong Croatian history in Strawberry Hill. On the other side of the river, the National WWI Museum and Memorial offers a new perspective on the city from its 270-foot-tall Art Deco tower. And west of K.C.K., Wyandotte County Lake and Park offers acres of peaceful scenery for hiking, biking, and angling for catfish.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kansas City

Kansas City sees all four seasons, with hot, sticky summers and cold, windy winters. You’ll experience the highest temperatures in July and August, so be sure to drink plenty of water, especially if you plan on spending a lot of time outside. If you time your visit right, you can join in the all-ages fun at the Wyandotte County Fair in mid-July, which has been in operation for more than 150 years. Fall brings temperate weather and the Renaissance Festival in nearby Bonner Springs, where you can watch knights jousting, shop for artisan-made goods, and enjoy a turkey leg and a glass of mead.

Winters are cold, and snow falls occasionally, so bundle up before you head out for the day, but the holidays are an excellent time to visit as the city celebrates in style with tree-lighting ceremonies and a Victorian-themed Christmas wonderland. As temperatures begin to warm up and flowers bloom in spring, celebrate the city’s diversity at the Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival, with traditional music and performances, food, and crafts from more than 50 countries.

Top things to do in Kansas City

Avenue of Murals

Along Minnesota Avenue in the heart of the downtown area, you’ll find a four-block stretch that plays host to eight incredible murals. The project was undertaken over the course of four years by high school students with the help of professional artists. The murals depict the legacy of African art and its influence on African American culture, the history of Hmong farmers and the Hmong peoples’ growing representation in Kansas, and a tribute to Mexican dance, among other works.


Famous for its barbecue fare, Kansas City is bursting with sizzling pits and grills serving up the city’s signature sweet and spicy sauce. From burnt ends to ribs, hickory smoke fills the air from Strawberry Hill to Kensington. Kansas City’s love of barbecue dates from the 1920s, when an enterprising resident began smoking ribs in an outdoor pit and selling them to his neighbors. The tradition involves masterful sauces, rubs, and grilling techniques, and you can tour the city’s many BBQ joints to find your favorite place to get Kansas City’s unofficial cuisine.

Wyandotte County Lake Park

Just a five-minute drive from downtown, this 1,500-acre park is an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are more than eight miles of trails where you can hike, bike, or horseback ride, and the lake at the center of the park is perfect for kayaking or fishing, with plenty of places to stop for a picnic. Near the entrance of the park you’ll find a Korean-Vietnam War Memorial, which pays tribute to those who served in both wars.

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