Kansas City MomCast Episode 12 | Day and Weekend Trips from Kansas City

kids in car for road trip

You don’t have to go far to create a fun-filled family trip! Kansas City families are lucky many so many options for day and weekend trips. Join us as we visit with KCMC contributor and traveling mama, Kristin Ruthstrom, as we learn more about some wonderful places that are in a short driving distance from Kansas City.

Kristin shares about her family’s experiences in Northwest Arkansas and Omaha, including her favorite places to explore, dine and stay.  Kristin has some great hacks and hidden gems to share for both of these great destinations! Sarah covers Wichita and Marceline, Missouri, otherwise known as the hometown of Walt Disney. Megan shares her favorite places to hit in Topeka, the perfect distance for a day trip!

We hope after listening to this episode that you have a list of places to go, some of which you may have never heard of before! Adventure awaits!

Day and Weekend Trips from Kansas City

When you’re looking for a quick getaway without a plane ticket or endless hours in a car with kids, Kansas City families are lucky many so many options for day and weekend trips! Check out itineraries for old favorites and discover some new destinations. Find mom tips and itinerary suggestions for dozen locations within driving distance from Kansas City.

Kansas City Staycation Guide

You don’t have to jump on a plane or even hit the road to experience a great vacation. Kansas City has all you need with unique places to eat, big city attractions, charming local shopping and fun places to stay for the whole family. Make the most of your vacation with a Kansas City staycation!

Thank you to our episode sponsors

Visit Springfield, Missouri

Located in the Ozarks, Springfield offers plenty of outdoor activities, greenways and parks to
explore.  The home of Bass Pro Shops, they have the largest store in the world and is more of an attraction than a store!
Springfield has a true foodie culture with hundreds of locally-owned restaurants, breweries and wineries.  Great family-friendly activities to fill your days and nights with await you in beautiful Springfield, Missouri!

Visit Bentonville, Arkansas

Known as the Mountain Biking Capital of the World, Bentonville is a must-visit cycling and arts destination located at the base of the Ozarks. Whether touring Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Momentary, the Amazeum, the Walmart Museum, or just exploring our vast trail network from the downtown square, we guarantee you and your family will have an unforgettable time!

Join us for the Kansas City Mom Collective Spring Family Egg Hunt on April 2!

Spring Family Egg Hunt at Avila

This is not your typical grab and run hunt. We will have fun activities from our amazing sponsors, food and beverages, and no-stress family fun — all culminating in age-divided egg hunts. Find the lucky eggs for big giveaways and then turn in your eggs for an age-appropriate goodie bag! Click here to purchase tickets and hope to see you there.




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Megan Coffey
Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!