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4 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Kansas City

Enjoy the outdoors this summer in KCMO! At the Northlands we have plenty around to keep busy every day!

We love our area of KCMO here at The Landing. The Briarcliff and the whole Northland area is a great place to call home. No matter what the season there are tons of activities and events to pick and choose from, but summer especially is a wonderful time to experience Kansas City. Gather friends and family and check out these local spots before the summer is over!

1.       Zona Rosa

Zona Rosa is more than just a shopping center, though it does feature a variety of upscale retail shops to choose from. With over 100 merchants and restaurants, this open-air center will have something for everyone. They also host events all summer long, like the Summer Concert Series, free family movies, 5K and other charity walk/runs, and other fun for all ages. Head over to their website for a full calendar of events. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with everything and be the first to know about sales and specials!

2.       Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun

Ride on and slide on all summer long at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun! Just a short drive from The Landing, Worlds of Fun is the premier amusement park in the Kansas City area. With all sorts of rides and other entertainment options, there’s guaranteed fun for the entire family. You can also enjoy special events all year long, like Wednesday FriendsDay, military and public service days, and Halloween festivities beginning in late September. Cool off during the hot summer days on water slides, lazy rivers, wave pools, splash pads, and more at the adjacent Oceans of Fun. Check out their website for more information and a calendar of events, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for more fun!

3.       Historic Elms Hotel

Beat the heat in style at Elms Hotel and Spa. For more than 100 years The Elm has offered iconic prestige and standard-setting service to all its guests. Instead of sweating it out in the head of the outdoors, pamper yourself with both modern and traditional services like facials, massages, salon services such as manicures and pedicures, hydrotherapy, and more. With over 25,000 square feet of relaxation, including a grotto and European lap pool outdoor pool, and hot tubs, the Spa at the Elms is one of the largest in the Midwest, let alone the Kansas City area. Go to their website for a full list of services and to register for your spa day today. While you’re there follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with any events or specials they may have.

4.       Red Barn Farm

The Red Barn Farm, just northeast of Kansas City in Weston, is the perfect spot for anyone who enjoys the simpler times, history, and tradition. Open spring through fall, the Red Barn Farm offers visitors the chance to visit a real working farmstead. The country store features their fresh produce as well as antique and flea market finds, with unique merchandise displays and furnishings. Enjoy old fashioned candies, displayed just as they were at the turn of the 19th century. As summer winds down you can look forward to the fall harvest, hayrides, and apple picking. Their hours vary by season, so make sure to check their website before heading there, and follow them on Facebook to keep up with all the seasonal happenings.

Do you have a go-to KCMO summer spot? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to let us know!

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