VisitOP Blog

Visit: Oak Park Mall

September 12, 2016

A super-regional shopping destination, Oak Park Mall features 185 stores, including favorites such a...

Visit: Downtown Overland Park

July 28, 2016

Downtown Overland Park has undergone quite the transformation since its days in the early 1900s as a...

Girlfriend Getaway

June 10, 2016

Start your ladies-only retreat with primping and pampering at Primp and Blow in Prairiefire. The blo...

Overland Park Finds: Districts

May 17, 2016

This week's topic for our 10 must-see destinations is all about Overland Park Districts: Prairiefire...

Coffee Break: Create Your Perfect Blend

April 18, 2016

This eclectic hidden gem is just across the railroad tracks in downtown Lenexa. Once inside, th...

Insider Picks for Valentine's Day

February 09, 2016

It’s February and love is in the air! Here are some in inside picks for a great Valentine's Day date...

An All-American Girl Day

September 24, 2015

The American Girl Day at the K Experience was a perfect day spent with my American girl!...

Family Fun is Always in Season in Kansas City

September 01, 2015

From seasonal attractions like Worlds of Fun and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead to live theater ge...

Exploring Deanna Rose Through My Children's Eyes

July 28, 2015

No matter the age or personality, there is something magical about walking through The Farmstead bar...

A Perfect Date Night: Dinner and a Show

July 07, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to take my husband on a double date with some friends to New Theatre ...

#365OP: Behind the Scenes at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

April 01, 2015

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is one of the most popular attractions in Kansas. A favorite among ...

5 Ways to Make Travel Days Less of a Hassle

March 10, 2015

As a Senior Sales Manager for the Bureau, I travel frequently for work to trade shows, bid presentat...

Fashion Capital of the World . . . For Your Four-Legged Friend

January 14, 2015

While Overland Park and Kansas City is not be the fashion capitol of the world, our pets might disag...

Sparkly Lights Help You Relish the Present During the Bustle of the Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

It's that time of year again. The time when we reflect on the past, relish in the present, and rumin...

An Afternoon at the Museum

September 25, 2014

If you take your kids to The Museum at Prairiefire, they are going to want to go back!...

Perfect Place to Happy Hour

August 22, 2014

Looking for the perfect place for Happy Hour? Here are a few of our favorites and why we love them....

A Chocolate Obsession

July 07, 2014

Truffles, creams, or nut clusters? Bittersweet or semisweet? Overland Park offers several chocolate ...

New Restaurants on the Overland Park Menu

June 20, 2014

This spring has brought a plethora of new restaurants to the Overland Park menu! During the past mon...

5 Tips to Make Your Royals Night Experience Major League

April 06, 2014

There are many decision to make for before game day, such as which day should I go, how much will it...

7 Awesome Reasons to Meet in Overland Park

March 01, 2014

From our central location in the heart of the country to a brand new entertainment district, conside...

Beyond the Scoreboard

February 05, 2014

There is an awesome seminar that is coming to Overland Park on February 22, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the ...

Importance of Post Event Report

January 02, 2014

Post conference reports are important in evaluating the return on investment of a conference or ev...

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

October 04, 2013

I LOVE to shop. I am always out and about with any excuse to shop. By mid-October I am ready to begi...

Four Keys to Surviving a Family Road Trip

July 17, 2013

With Overland Park's location right in the middle of the country, any time is a great time to pound ...

5 Ways to Live Like a Kid in Kansas City (and the Reasons to Do So)

May 14, 2013

As a mother of a toddler, I am constantly amazed at how much I learn from my child. These are not di...

10 Things To Do In Overland Park This Fall

August 29, 2016

In Overland Park, fall turns the city into a beautiful new color palette. The trees turn to hues of ...

Brewmaster for a Day

July 19, 2016

IPA. Lager. Stout. Whichever brew you prefer, the best kind is the one you make - that's right! ...

Local Makers: KC Style

May 29, 2016

Made in KC, Prairiefire 5501 W. 135th St., #2320, Overland Park madeinkc.co Traveling around to...

Overland Park Finds: Adventure

May 10, 2016

We've picked 10 must-see destinations in Overland Park and will be highlighting them based on intere...

Overland Park Finds: Art

April 14, 2016

Overland Park combines big city amenities with small-town charm, cosmopolitan scenery with rural esc...

KC Beer Scene

December 28, 2015

Kansas City is hopped up with microbreweries, brewpubs and gastropubs throughout its unique district...

Explore the Underground Railroad of Freedom's Frontier

September 15, 2015

The proximity of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa to the slave state of Missouri made them popular destinat...

Topgolf is FORE Everyone

August 28, 2015

Golf has just become ridiculously fun for all—the serious player and the total novice like me. Topgo...

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: A Night with American Girl at Starlight

July 21, 2015

My daughter, Elyse, turns six next month and has had her eye on the Doll of the Year, Grace Thomas, ...

5 Tips for a Spectacular Experience at Star Spangled Spectacular

June 30, 2015

The Star Spangled Spectacular in the Corporate Woods section of Overland Park is the region’s larges...

365OP: CVBs Help Grow and Enhance Your Events

March 25, 2015

The Overland Park CVB is dedicated to helping our clients host successful events. The services we o...

5 Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Seem Like a Cakewalk

February 20, 2015

From spring break to summer vacation, from holiday travel to a weekend getaway, traveling with kids ...

5 Ways to Tantalize Your Taste Buds during KC Restaurant Week

January 08, 2015

5 tips to help you tantalize your taste buds during Restaurant Week, January 16-25, 2015....

Time for a vacation?

November 13, 2014

It's time for a vacation! You've earned it! ...

Finding the Best Cheeseburger in Overland Park

September 23, 2014

There are so many choices when it comes to finding the best cheeseburger; therefore I broke it down ...

Getaway with Your Girlfriends

August 01, 2014

We get together around the same time every year – something we all look forward to and plan for. Th...

5 Easy Ways to Factor Social Media into Your Next Event and Engage Attendees

June 30, 2014

Conversation Never Stops at EventsIt’s National Social Media Day! What better way to celebrate socia...

Find Your KEFI at the Annual Greek Festival

June 05, 2014

Every year, St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church puts on a Big Fat Greek Food Festival! Time for Old...

Champions of Character, Champions in Life

March 20, 2014

Champion. We all want to be one. We all are rooting for our favorite team or player to be crowned on...

Sugo's Spaghetteria - Simply Delicious

February 19, 2014

Want to experience simple Italian comfort food, a warm comfortable atmosphere, a friendly serving st...

Mama Resch's Bakery: Gluten-Free, Flavor-Full

January 29, 2014

"Yummy!" "Tasty!" "Delicious!" "Delectable!" These were just some of the comments my co-workers rece...

The Dynamics of a Good Event Website

December 19, 2013

Ever wonder what makes an event website really good? What keeps your attendees engaged on your site ...

Going Zonkers for Amusement Parks

September 20, 2013

y daughter just turned 4 and we’ve promised her a day out at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun this fa...

Who says there’s no nightlife in Overland Park?

June 26, 2013

When you think of good food and entertainment in the Kansas City area, the first place you probably ...

Eat, Shop and Play in Downtown Overland Park

April 18, 2013

Mention “Downtown Overland Park” to any long-time resident, and the phrase evokes memories of the ci...

Crossroads of Johnson County: Town Center

August 24, 2016

Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing straddle the Crossroads of Johnson County. They offer an ...

Sport Fanatic Weekend

July 07, 2016

Topgolf isn't your typical driving range. This golf-themed marvel includes a three-story driving ran...

Family Fun Weekend

May 26, 2016

Looking for some family fun for your next weekend trip? We've selected some top family-friendly des...

Overland Park Finds: Food

May 03, 2016

Food is the topic for this week's find. Take a closer look at Andre's and Overland Park's ethnic c...

Patio Dining

April 11, 2016

Enjoy your company around a fire pit at Pinstripes, a romantic evening in the secluded patio at Sull...

More than Mama's Salad: Vegetarian Favorites in Kansas City

October 01, 2015

What's on the vegetarian menu in Kansas City? More than just your mama's salad! ...

World-Renowned Art Scene in Kansas City

September 14, 2015

Overland Park’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum an...

A Day at the Museum

August 25, 2015

This summer my family participated in the summer movie series at B&B Theaters. One of the movies we ...

Deanna Rose Cheat Sheet: Insider Tips for Fun at the Children's Farmstead

July 14, 2015

Here are a few insider tips to make the most of your day at the Farmstead....

Insider Tips for Jazz in the Woods

May 22, 2015

Jazz in the Woods is like having a picnic with 25,000 of your closest friends. Close your eyes and p...

A concert at the Museum?

March 23, 2015

"A concert at the museum?" I was asked that question a lot before I went to the 99.7 The Point "Get ...

5 Meeting Planner On-Site Must-Haves

February 06, 2015

In my former life as a corporate meeting planner, it took a few meetings and events before I realize...

The Royal Treatment for Your Precious "American Girl"

December 18, 2014

The American Girl at the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and the Nutcracker event is an unbelievabl...

A Day at the Ballet with American Girl

October 21, 2014

My daughter loves American Girl! We have visited the store many times. We have bought their dolls an...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Fun at the Overland Park Fall Festival

September 19, 2014

s there a better time of year than the last weekend of September? It truly feels like a kick off to ...

Best Practices for Feedback Management

July 22, 2014

Feedback is a vital part of any event. If we listen, learn and act on the feedback we get from clien...

Cinetopia: Not Your Typical Movie Theater

June 27, 2014

One thing is for sure, it’s not your typical movie theater experience. Cinetopia takes going to a mo...

Top 7 Most Overlooked and Underutilized Services a CVB Can Provide

May 30, 2014

In the world of meeting planning there are limitless possibilities at each destination. Most planner...

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Speaker

March 17, 2014

There are a lot of things to consider when booking a speaker – everything from cost to topic. But, w...

5 Simple Attendance Building Ideas for Your Next Event

February 13, 2014

Five simple attendance building ideas that you can implement whether you are a seasoned planner or p...

A Contemporary Art Scene Found in Overland Park

January 20, 2014

Since opening in 2007, the Nerman Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. The museum ...

Digging into the World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

October 18, 2013

Walking through the doors I am greeted by a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long mamenchisau...

Where do you go for a golfer who has been everywhere?

September 17, 2013

Of all the cities and suburbs in Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City sports the greatest number and var...

A Sweet Addition to Downtown OP

June 12, 2013

Frosting covered faces raced down the sidewalk of Downtown Overland Park. The parents of these cupca...

A Night at the Kauffman: National Geographic Live!

April 01, 2013

I have loved photography as long as I can remember and one of my favorite messages from Karnow that ...

Crossroads of Johnson County: Hawthorne Plaza

August 18, 2016

The corner of 119th and Roe is a treasure trove of dining and shopping - sometimes called the Crossr...

Where to Eat: A Foodie Travel Guide

June 20, 2016

There's no shame in skipping dinner to go straight to dessert, especially if said dessert is a tempt...

Dog Friendly in Overland Park

May 19, 2016

We all know dogs are our four-legged family members, so bring them along for the next family road tr...

Overland Park Finds: Family-Friendly

April 26, 2016

For this week's destination picks, family fun is the focus at The American Girl Store® in Oak Park M...

Regional Sites Tell U.S. Civil Rights Stories

February 15, 2016

Kansas and Missouri are in the center of the country – where East meets West and North meets South. ...

Somerset Wine Trail: A Taste of the Good Life

September 28, 2015

About 30 minutes south of Overland Park you will find the Somerset Wine Trail, comprised of four awa...

3 Real Travel Solutions from the Really Organized

September 04, 2015

The Overland Park Container Store offers 3 real travel solutions (tips) to make your weekend getaway...

Eating A to Z in OP

August 04, 2015

Recently, I was challenged by a co-worker to come up with a restaurant in Overland Park that begins ...

5 Days of Frugal Family Fun in Overland Park

July 10, 2015

Saving money is always a bonus when exploring a new place. Here's a week worth of frugal family fun ...

Pita Pit: A New Take on the Sandwich Shop

April 20, 2015

Last week, my coworker and I decided to try one of the newest restaurants in Overland Park – Pita Pi...

365OP: Local Reps Make Above and Beyond National Conventions

March 11, 2015

Here is an example of a recent convention in Overland Park. American Farrier’s Association (AFA) req...

5 Easy Tips to Save for a Vacation

January 28, 2015

According the US Government, one of the top New Year's Resolutions for 2015 is "take a trip." You ca...

The Fa La La Holidays at Quality Hill Playhouse's "Christmas in Song"

December 05, 2014

Now that we’ve discovered this Kansas City treasure we’re going back to the Quality Hill Playhouse a...

Pinot's Palette: Bringing Out the Van Gogh in Me

September 29, 2014

What a fun night we spent with friends to celebrate a special birthday at Pinot's Palette! There was...

Location. Location. Location. Overland Park is the Heart of Awesome!

September 12, 2014

They say it is all about location. So, when location matters, here's why Overland Park is the Heart ...

Oh No, My Speaker Just Canceled

July 17, 2014

If speaker cancellation isn’t the meeting planner’s number one worst nightmare, odds are it makes th...

Summer 2014 Destination Checklist

June 23, 2014

If you’re coming to Kansas City this summer you don’t want to miss our latest and greatest!...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a CVB When Planning a Trip

May 27, 2014

Most people aren’t aware of the valuable service the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can provide ...

Discovering the Wonders of the World at Wonderscope

March 07, 2014

Take you kids to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Located in Shawnee, in an old school ...

Valentine with Your Diet in Mind

February 11, 2014

Eat out with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day without blowing your new year’s diet resolution. I sp...

10 Questions Your RFP Should Answer

January 09, 2014

But, how do you get the right information to make a good decision on where you should host your next...

Hitting a Home Run for Life's Lessons

October 10, 2013

I know that each of us throughout our lives have had some sort of loss or tragic event happen to us....

Rooftop at Coach's is the Perfect Summertime Restaurant

August 07, 2013

I’ve been in search for a great summertime restaurant, somewhere to enjoy good food with great compa...

Explore the beauty and rich history of the Kansas Byways

May 30, 2013

It all started as a personal challenge. Could two ordinary guys over 55 walk across the state of Kan...

Race weekend at the Kansas Speedway

March 25, 2013

Whatever you choose to do at the track and however long you are in town, the Kansas Speedway is the ...

Visit: Oak Park Mall

September 12, 2016

A super-regional shopping destination, Oak Park Mall features 185 stores, including favorites such a...

Crossroads of Johnson County: Town Center

August 24, 2016

Town Center Plaza and Town Center Crossing straddle the Crossroads of Johnson County. They offer an ...

Visit: Downtown Overland Park

July 28, 2016

Downtown Overland Park has undergone quite the transformation since its days in the early 1900s as a...

Sport Fanatic Weekend

July 07, 2016

Topgolf isn't your typical driving range. This golf-themed marvel includes a three-story driving ran...

Girlfriend Getaway

June 10, 2016

Start your ladies-only retreat with primping and pampering at Primp and Blow in Prairiefire. The blo...

Family Fun Weekend

May 26, 2016

Looking for some family fun for your next weekend trip? We've selected some top family-friendly des...

Overland Park Finds: Districts

May 17, 2016

This week's topic for our 10 must-see destinations is all about Overland Park Districts: Prairiefire...

Overland Park Finds: Food

May 03, 2016

Food is the topic for this week's find. Take a closer look at Andre's and Overland Park's ethnic c...

Coffee Break: Create Your Perfect Blend

April 18, 2016

This eclectic hidden gem is just across the railroad tracks in downtown Lenexa. Once inside, th...

Patio Dining

April 11, 2016

Enjoy your company around a fire pit at Pinstripes, a romantic evening in the secluded patio at Sull...

Insider Picks for Valentine's Day

February 09, 2016

It’s February and love is in the air! Here are some in inside picks for a great Valentine's Day date...

More than Mama's Salad: Vegetarian Favorites in Kansas City

October 01, 2015

What's on the vegetarian menu in Kansas City? More than just your mama's salad! ...

An All-American Girl Day

September 24, 2015

The American Girl Day at the K Experience was a perfect day spent with my American girl!...

World-Renowned Art Scene in Kansas City

September 14, 2015

Overland Park’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum an...

Family Fun is Always in Season in Kansas City

September 01, 2015

From seasonal attractions like Worlds of Fun and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead to live theater ge...

A Day at the Museum

August 25, 2015

This summer my family participated in the summer movie series at B&B Theaters. One of the movies we ...

Exploring Deanna Rose Through My Children's Eyes

July 28, 2015

No matter the age or personality, there is something magical about walking through The Farmstead bar...

Deanna Rose Cheat Sheet: Insider Tips for Fun at the Children's Farmstead

July 14, 2015

Here are a few insider tips to make the most of your day at the Farmstead....

A Perfect Date Night: Dinner and a Show

July 07, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to take my husband on a double date with some friends to New Theatre ...

Insider Tips for Jazz in the Woods

May 22, 2015

Jazz in the Woods is like having a picnic with 25,000 of your closest friends. Close your eyes and p...

#365OP: Behind the Scenes at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

April 01, 2015

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead is one of the most popular attractions in Kansas. A favorite among ...

A concert at the Museum?

March 23, 2015

"A concert at the museum?" I was asked that question a lot before I went to the 99.7 The Point "Get ...

5 Ways to Make Travel Days Less of a Hassle

March 10, 2015

As a Senior Sales Manager for the Bureau, I travel frequently for work to trade shows, bid presentat...

5 Meeting Planner On-Site Must-Haves

February 06, 2015

In my former life as a corporate meeting planner, it took a few meetings and events before I realize...

Fashion Capital of the World . . . For Your Four-Legged Friend

January 14, 2015

While Overland Park and Kansas City is not be the fashion capitol of the world, our pets might disag...

The Royal Treatment for Your Precious "American Girl"

December 18, 2014

The American Girl at the Sugar Plum Fairy Children’s Ball and the Nutcracker event is an unbelievabl...

Sparkly Lights Help You Relish the Present During the Bustle of the Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

It's that time of year again. The time when we reflect on the past, relish in the present, and rumin...

A Day at the Ballet with American Girl

October 21, 2014

My daughter loves American Girl! We have visited the store many times. We have bought their dolls an...

An Afternoon at the Museum

September 25, 2014

If you take your kids to The Museum at Prairiefire, they are going to want to go back!...

5 Ways to Maximize Your Fun at the Overland Park Fall Festival

September 19, 2014

s there a better time of year than the last weekend of September? It truly feels like a kick off to ...

Perfect Place to Happy Hour

August 22, 2014

Looking for the perfect place for Happy Hour? Here are a few of our favorites and why we love them....

Best Practices for Feedback Management

July 22, 2014

Feedback is a vital part of any event. If we listen, learn and act on the feedback we get from clien...

A Chocolate Obsession

July 07, 2014

Truffles, creams, or nut clusters? Bittersweet or semisweet? Overland Park offers several chocolate ...

Cinetopia: Not Your Typical Movie Theater

June 27, 2014

One thing is for sure, it’s not your typical movie theater experience. Cinetopia takes going to a mo...

New Restaurants on the Overland Park Menu

June 20, 2014

This spring has brought a plethora of new restaurants to the Overland Park menu! During the past mon...

Top 7 Most Overlooked and Underutilized Services a CVB Can Provide

May 30, 2014

In the world of meeting planning there are limitless possibilities at each destination. Most planner...

5 Tips to Make Your Royals Night Experience Major League

April 06, 2014

There are many decision to make for before game day, such as which day should I go, how much will it...

5 Questions to Ask When Booking a Non-Professional Speaker

March 17, 2014

There are a lot of things to consider when booking a speaker – everything from cost to topic. But, w...

7 Awesome Reasons to Meet in Overland Park

March 01, 2014

From our central location in the heart of the country to a brand new entertainment district, conside...

5 Simple Attendance Building Ideas for Your Next Event

February 13, 2014

Five simple attendance building ideas that you can implement whether you are a seasoned planner or p...

Beyond the Scoreboard

February 05, 2014

There is an awesome seminar that is coming to Overland Park on February 22, 2014 from 1-4 pm at the ...

A Contemporary Art Scene Found in Overland Park

January 20, 2014

Since opening in 2007, the Nerman Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors. The museum ...

Importance of Post Event Report

January 02, 2014

Post conference reports are important in evaluating the return on investment of a conference or ev...

Digging into the World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit

October 18, 2013

Walking through the doors I am greeted by a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long mamenchisau...

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza

October 04, 2013

I LOVE to shop. I am always out and about with any excuse to shop. By mid-October I am ready to begi...

Where do you go for a golfer who has been everywhere?

September 17, 2013

Of all the cities and suburbs in Kansas and Missouri, Kansas City sports the greatest number and var...

Four Keys to Surviving a Family Road Trip

July 17, 2013

With Overland Park's location right in the middle of the country, any time is a great time to pound ...

A Sweet Addition to Downtown OP

June 12, 2013

Frosting covered faces raced down the sidewalk of Downtown Overland Park. The parents of these cupca...

5 Ways to Live Like a Kid in Kansas City (and the Reasons to Do So)

May 14, 2013

As a mother of a toddler, I am constantly amazed at how much I learn from my child. These are not di...

A Night at the Kauffman: National Geographic Live!

April 01, 2013

I have loved photography as long as I can remember and one of my favorite messages from Karnow that ...

10 Things To Do In Overland Park This Fall

August 29, 2016

In Overland Park, fall turns the city into a beautiful new color palette. The trees turn to hues of ...

Crossroads of Johnson County: Hawthorne Plaza

August 18, 2016

The corner of 119th and Roe is a treasure trove of dining and shopping - sometimes called the Crossr...

Brewmaster for a Day

July 19, 2016

IPA. Lager. Stout. Whichever brew you prefer, the best kind is the one you make - that's right! ...

Where to Eat: A Foodie Travel Guide

June 20, 2016

There's no shame in skipping dinner to go straight to dessert, especially if said dessert is a tempt...

Local Makers: KC Style

May 29, 2016

Made in KC, Prairiefire 5501 W. 135th St., #2320, Overland Park madeinkc.co Traveling around to...

Dog Friendly in Overland Park

May 19, 2016

We all know dogs are our four-legged family members, so bring them along for the next family road tr...

Overland Park Finds: Adventure

May 10, 2016

We've picked 10 must-see destinations in Overland Park and will be highlighting them based on intere...

Overland Park Finds: Family-Friendly

April 26, 2016

For this week's destination picks, family fun is the focus at The American Girl Store® in Oak Park M...

Overland Park Finds: Art

April 14, 2016

Overland Park combines big city amenities with small-town charm, cosmopolitan scenery with rural esc...

Regional Sites Tell U.S. Civil Rights Stories

February 15, 2016

Kansas and Missouri are in the center of the country – where East meets West and North meets South. ...

KC Beer Scene

December 28, 2015

Kansas City is hopped up with microbreweries, brewpubs and gastropubs throughout its unique district...

Somerset Wine Trail: A Taste of the Good Life

September 28, 2015

About 30 minutes south of Overland Park you will find the Somerset Wine Trail, comprised of four awa...

Explore the Underground Railroad of Freedom's Frontier

September 15, 2015

The proximity of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa to the slave state of Missouri made them popular destinat...

3 Real Travel Solutions from the Really Organized

September 04, 2015

The Overland Park Container Store offers 3 real travel solutions (tips) to make your weekend getaway...

Topgolf is FORE Everyone

August 28, 2015

Golf has just become ridiculously fun for all—the serious player and the total novice like me. Topgo...

Eating A to Z in OP

August 04, 2015

Recently, I was challenged by a co-worker to come up with a restaurant in Overland Park that begins ...

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: A Night with American Girl at Starlight

July 21, 2015

My daughter, Elyse, turns six next month and has had her eye on the Doll of the Year, Grace Thomas, ...

5 Days of Frugal Family Fun in Overland Park

July 10, 2015

Saving money is always a bonus when exploring a new place. Here's a week worth of frugal family fun ...

5 Tips for a Spectacular Experience at Star Spangled Spectacular

June 30, 2015

The Star Spangled Spectacular in the Corporate Woods section of Overland Park is the region’s larges...

Pita Pit: A New Take on the Sandwich Shop

April 20, 2015

Last week, my coworker and I decided to try one of the newest restaurants in Overland Park – Pita Pi...

365OP: CVBs Help Grow and Enhance Your Events

March 25, 2015

The Overland Park CVB is dedicated to helping our clients host successful events. The services we o...

365OP: Local Reps Make Above and Beyond National Conventions

March 11, 2015

Here is an example of a recent convention in Overland Park. American Farrier’s Association (AFA) req...

5 Tips to Make Traveling with Kids Seem Like a Cakewalk

February 20, 2015

From spring break to summer vacation, from holiday travel to a weekend getaway, traveling with kids ...

5 Easy Tips to Save for a Vacation

January 28, 2015

According the US Government, one of the top New Year's Resolutions for 2015 is "take a trip." You ca...

5 Ways to Tantalize Your Taste Buds during KC Restaurant Week

January 08, 2015

5 tips to help you tantalize your taste buds during Restaurant Week, January 16-25, 2015....

The Fa La La Holidays at Quality Hill Playhouse's "Christmas in Song"

December 05, 2014

Now that we’ve discovered this Kansas City treasure we’re going back to the Quality Hill Playhouse a...

Time for a vacation?

November 13, 2014

It's time for a vacation! You've earned it! ...

Pinot's Palette: Bringing Out the Van Gogh in Me

September 29, 2014

What a fun night we spent with friends to celebrate a special birthday at Pinot's Palette! There was...

Finding the Best Cheeseburger in Overland Park

September 23, 2014

There are so many choices when it comes to finding the best cheeseburger; therefore I broke it down ...

Location. Location. Location. Overland Park is the Heart of Awesome!

September 12, 2014

They say it is all about location. So, when location matters, here's why Overland Park is the Heart ...

Getaway with Your Girlfriends

August 01, 2014

We get together around the same time every year – something we all look forward to and plan for. Th...

Oh No, My Speaker Just Canceled

July 17, 2014

If speaker cancellation isn’t the meeting planner’s number one worst nightmare, odds are it makes th...

5 Easy Ways to Factor Social Media into Your Next Event and Engage Attendees

June 30, 2014

Conversation Never Stops at EventsIt’s National Social Media Day! What better way to celebrate socia...

Summer 2014 Destination Checklist

June 23, 2014

If you’re coming to Kansas City this summer you don’t want to miss our latest and greatest!...

Find Your KEFI at the Annual Greek Festival

June 05, 2014

Every year, St. Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church puts on a Big Fat Greek Food Festival! Time for Old...

Top 5 Reasons to Use a CVB When Planning a Trip

May 27, 2014

Most people aren’t aware of the valuable service the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can provide ...

Champions of Character, Champions in Life

March 20, 2014

Champion. We all want to be one. We all are rooting for our favorite team or player to be crowned on...

Discovering the Wonders of the World at Wonderscope

March 07, 2014

Take you kids to Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City. Located in Shawnee, in an old school ...

Sugo's Spaghetteria - Simply Delicious

February 19, 2014

Want to experience simple Italian comfort food, a warm comfortable atmosphere, a friendly serving st...

Valentine with Your Diet in Mind

February 11, 2014

Eat out with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day without blowing your new year’s diet resolution. I sp...

Mama Resch's Bakery: Gluten-Free, Flavor-Full

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The Dynamics of a Good Event Website

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Hitting a Home Run for Life's Lessons

October 10, 2013

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Going Zonkers for Amusement Parks

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y daughter just turned 4 and we’ve promised her a day out at Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun this fa...

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I’ve been in search for a great summertime restaurant, somewhere to enjoy good food with great compa...

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June 26, 2013

When you think of good food and entertainment in the Kansas City area, the first place you probably ...

Explore the beauty and rich history of the Kansas Byways

May 30, 2013

It all started as a personal challenge. Could two ordinary guys over 55 walk across the state of Kan...

Eat, Shop and Play in Downtown Overland Park

April 18, 2013

Mention “Downtown Overland Park” to any long-time resident, and the phrase evokes memories of the ci...

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March 25, 2013

Whatever you choose to do at the track and however long you are in town, the Kansas Speedway is the ...