Visiting Wichita: Best Things to Do with Out-of-Town Guests, Friends, and Family

Visitor's Guide to Wichita

We see it all the time, “We have friends/family visiting Wichita, and we want to show them the BEST our city has to offer! What should we do? Where should we eat? HELP!”

Well worry no more – and bookmark this resource for future visits.

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Wichita, KS

Where to Stay

Just a few local hotels in the heart of Wichita’s downtown:

Ambassador Hotel
Drury Plaza Hotel Wichita
Hotel at Oldtown

Where to Play

Start the morning by getting out the wiggles at one of our 14 favorite parks & playgrounds. Then plan to head to Sedgwick County Zoo or Tanganyika Wildlife Park, both are can’t-miss destinations for animal lovers. You could easily spend the day at either of those destinations and return home with wiped out visitors, but if you plan it right why not swing by Botanica to wind down before heading out to dinner. 

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Where to Eat

Start the morning with at Donut Whole for donuts or Homegrown for brunch. We sure love Tanya’s Soup Kitchen for their spinach salad and flights of soups or Bella Luna for hummus and Mediterranean infusion. Ziggy’s would also be great for a family lunch as they have a great patio and easy peasy pizza, wings, and salads (and great summer brew). There are so many great options for dinner, a few favorites include The Belmont, George’s, Newport Grill, and Vora or young-kiddo friendly – Stearman Field Bar and Grill to watch the planes come in or Chicken N Pickle to compete in yard games while you enjoy your dinner.

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