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As a part time travel consultant, I am asked about short vacations for the busy family where the kids have a tight schedule and the parents do also. They want to know about short vacations, mini-vacations, or stay-cations. I live in a wonderful town called Kansas City, Missouri. It blends together old and new, coupled with city and prairie. It's well known as the City of Fountains since it boasts more outdoor water features than any other city, except Rome, Italy.

I push this city as a wonderful place to spend a week-end or short vacation because of the many attractions that can be found here. I might also mention that we are in the heart of the country; the Great Mid-West.

If you are a sports enthusiast, we have the Kaufman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals; the Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs; and we are the proud supporters of Sporting KC, the soccer superstars. We have very often been the host of the Big 12 college basketball tournaments.

If you like music, KC is nationally famous for blues and jazz and have produced some of the most well known talents of those genre in the world. We have the 18th & Vine District, home to blues and jazz and the Negro League Museum and the Gem Theatre.

We have many parks, biking trails, hiking trails, and a few lakes, if water fun is your fancy. Who would not want to pay a visit to the Kansas City Zoo, the Nelson Atkins Museum, or the Aquarium at Crown Center. LEGGO LAND will be here soon, what a treat for the kids that will be.

There is night life in the Power & Light District, which also houses the now famous Sprint Center. There is a host of fabulous shopping in the Plaza, also known for the Christmas Lights.

The city has a tremendous mass transit system that can get you almost anywhere within the metropolitan area, including neighboring communities. There are hundreds of hotels and motels, and you can also get hooked up with an extended stay. You can stay in town or I’ll wager that you can also find RV parking nearby.

Have I mentioned that for the adventurous risk takers, there are (6) six casinos, no more than a fifteen minute drive or less from anywhere in town???? They also offer luxurious rooms, fine dining, and lots of entertainment in case you do not want to wager.

So, come on over, come on up, or come on down. In case you live here, just take a couple of days off, and move out of the house for a spell. All of this is in your backyard.

Or you can consult with a travel advisor, who can help you put together a plan for those precious days of escape from the grind.

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