Biking, disc golf, hiking—there's no shortage of fun ways to get your blood pumping in Kansas City. And, you'll find healthy eateries where you can fuel up for your active Midwest weekend getaway.
Kansas City bike Ride KC
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1. Tour the City on a Ride KC Bike

Pedal as long as you want with Ride KC's rental program. Check the website for details on classic bike and e-bike rides.

RoKC Kansas City rock climbing indoors
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2. Go to New Heights with RoKC

RoKC, a locally owned and community-focused indoor climbing facility, is your destination for tall climbing, bouldering, youth climbing, yoga and more. 

Zipline at Swope Park Kansas City
Swope Park
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3. Explore Swope Park

At 1,805 acres, Swope Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. You'll find two golf courses, a nature center, fishing, hiking and biking trails, and the Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park, as well as fountains, community gardens and an outdoor amphitheater.

The Russell Restaurant
The Russell
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4. Take a Lunch Break at The Russell

This flower-shop-turned-bistro serves up hearty yet healthy food. The day's menu might include grilled shrimp, a roasted root bowl and salmon avocado toast. Look for soup-and-sandwich specials.

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City Market
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5. Shop at City Market 

Historic City Market (founded in 1857) sells everything from natural lip balm to chocolate croissants in the downtown River Market neighborhood. More than 40 shops and restaurants are open daily; on weekends year-round, a farmers market complements the mix.

Crossroads Hotel Kansas City
Crossroads Hotel
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6. Stay (and Play) at Crossroads Hotel

Crossroads might be Kansas City's most active hotel. A robust activities calendar includes rooftop yoga, boot camps, cycling meetups, a running club, urban hikes and more.

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Bar K
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7. Check Out Bar K With Your Pup

You'll be drooling like a pup over Bar K, Kansas City's sprawling, tricked-out watering hole for dogs and their humans. Bar K is a fast-casual restaurant, bar and coffee shop with a 2-acre, off-leash dog park. Indoors and out, the entire place is dog-friendly. Visitors can lounge in Adirondack chairs, dine on healthy bites or catch live music in the beer garden while their four-legged friends chase tennis balls or sample a treat flight.

Cliff Drive
Cliff Drive
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8. See Cliff Drive on a Car-Free Day

An innovative Kessler Park program promotes healthy lifestyles by encouraging visitors to swap their four wheels for two. This is a designated State Scenic Byway, guaranteeing you'll see some beautiful natural features like woods and limestone bluffs as you hike, walk or bike. Check website for current care-free schedule. 

9. Hit the Links at Shoal Creek Golf Club

Play on a nearly 7,000-yard course with varying elevations and a 25-station driving range/putting green. Golf carts are equipped with GPS to let you see exactly how far you'll need to hit the ball. After your round, relax on the outdoor patio at the 11,000-square-foot clubhouse and refuel with a beer and a burger at the Players Grill.

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Crown Center Ice Terrace
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10. Skate at Crown Center Ice Terrace 

For many Kansas City families, seasonal ice skating at this outdoor public rink is an annual wintertime tradition. The rink attracts skaters of all skill levels, and looks beautiful dressed in Christmas lights during the holidays. Rental skates available.