Kansas City on the cheap
Kansas City is a largely underutilized travel destination - people on Midwestern vacations tend to head to Chicago, St. Louis and other hotspots. But the city is the largest in Kansas and is home to a stunning downtown, where you can find a wide variety of diverse eateries, cultural museum and historic landmarks. And because it's not a huge tourist locale, it's comparatively more affordable. Save some money during your stay with Thrifty Car Rental's Kansas City deals on an excellent selection of Kansas City rental cars. You can also stick to your budget by taking part in these free activities:
Visit the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Exit your Kansas City car rental to breathe in the fresh air of this nature center, located just a mile outside of the downtown area. This free site is home to a stunning array of dense forestry, fish, and other flora and fauna. Walk through the system of trails - six different paths allow you to choose your own adventure and explore the friendly creatures of the woodlands, walk past tranquil ponds and snap a few vacation photos in front of an exquisite prairie backdrop. There are also hands-on exhibits, educational programs and special events held throughout the week.
Explore the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
With a Kansas City car rental, you have easy access to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. You can peruse galleries full of nearly 35,000 works, some of which date back more than 5,000 years. You'll come across ancient Chinese ceramics as well as masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio and Gilbert Stuart. If you're up for spending a little money, grab a bite to eat at one of the two in-house restaurants or purchase a memento of your trip at the gift shop.