Westport
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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Just north of the Country Club Plaza, Westport is a popular neighborhood where people flock to enjoy shopping, dining and a night out on the town. It's known for being the oldest established community in Kansas City and, fun fact, Westport was where pioneers began their trek along the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. Today, the area is filled with bars, restaurants, local shops, entertainment venues and hotels. There's everything from Ernie Bigg's Piano Bar and The Kick Comedy Theater to laid-back and upscale eateries. (Travelers recommend stopping in Ca Va Champagne bar to try its sparkling wines and creative cocktails.)

According to visitors, Westport is a lively neighborhood brimming with local businesses and restaurants. Many say it's easy to maneuver on foot and the bars come to life at night and on the weekends.

Most of the businesses line Westport Road, but some are located on the perpendicular streets of Broadway Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue. Street parking is available and there are also a handful of B-cycle bike-share stations nearby. For more information on this district and its offerings, check out the website

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