Moon Kansas City
By Katy Ryan
First Edition, April 2010
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Missouri native Katy Ryan covers the best of the Kansas City area, including River Market, Crossroads, Westport, and Brookside. Ryan provides travel strategies including The Best of Kansas City in 4 Days and explores the city’s notable restaurants, arts, and entertainment. Complete with expert tips that appeal to a variety of interests ranging from shopping to outdoor recreation, Moon Kansas City gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Kansas City
Enjoy the very best of Kansas City with these itineraries:
- The Best of Kansas City
- Top 10 for Kids
- Kansas City on the Cheap
Discover the ins and outs of Kansas City’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- River Market and Power and Light District
- Crossroads and 18th and Vine
- Westport, Midtown, and The Plaza
- Brookside and Waldo
- Greater Kansas City
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Rocheport, Missouri
The day after graduating from the University of Missouri, Katy Ryan headed two hours west to Kansas City, a Midwestern metropolis that had often lured Katy and her college companions for weekend trips filled with food, fun, and shopping. More than five years later, the Columbia, Missouri native freely proclaims her undying love for a city that continually reinvents itself. As a real estate writer for the Kansas City Star, Katy covered the city’s multi-million dollar downtown renaissance, a development boom that's pumped new life into the heart of the city.
Katy continues to combine her two great loves—Kansas City and writing—into covering business, real estate, and lifestyle topics for various publications, including the Kansas City Star, KC Business, CEO, Midwest Commercial Journal, and KCFreePress.com, among others.
After living on the Country Club Plaza and in the Northland, Katy moved with her fiance and two cats to a loft in downtown's River Market, where she now feels truly at home. Her weekends are spent exploring restaurants, museums, and shops—adventures that always begin with fresh-squeezed lemonade at the City Market. Although Indian and Middle Eastern foods are favorites, Katy often worships at the altar of the city's unofficial cuisine, barbecue—that is, when her vegetarian husband-to-be is otherwise occupied.
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