There is so much to do within walking distance of Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center in downtown Wichita. Meeting delegates will have a hard time choosing where to eat, drink, shop and enjoy all the city has to offer.

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Walk to coffee

When it comes to needing a pick-me-up, conventioneers can find delicious, caffeinated beverages in the close by historic Delano District at Mokas Cafe or Leslie Coffee Co. Downtown features local coffeeshop hotspots like Espresso To Go Go or Sunflower Espresso. They can also indulge in a coffee and donut at Paradise Donuts or the Donut Whole.

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Walk to shopping

Enjoy nearby local shops and boutiques like Hatman Jack’s and try on a wide variety of headpieces, browse the handmade goods at Bungalow 26, pick up a gift or souvenirs at The Workroom, Lucinda’s or GROW Giesen Plant Shop. Choose from a wide variety of fresh roasted coffees or teas at The Spice Merchant and Company.

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Walk to entertainment

Guests can enjoy live music outdoors at WAVE or Brickyard. Indoor venues Orpheum Theatre and TempleLive Wichita are also nearby. Your group can appreciate Wichita’s local theatre scene at Mosley Street Melodrama or Roxy’s Downtown. Other entertainment options within walking distance include Boats & Bikes, where you can rent bikes or kayaks to enjoy the sights along the Arkansas River, challenge each other to friendly competition at Blade & Timber, or watch the Wichita Wind Surge take on another minor league baseball team at Riverfront Stadium.

Photo of the Monarch's patio and side of building with the Delano clock tower in the background

Walk to dining

Neighboring casual local dining establishments like The Monarch, Delano Barbeque Company and Pumphouse are known for their laid-back atmospheres and delicious cuisine. Gourmet salads, steaks and seafood can be found at fine restaurants including Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, Harvest inside the Hyatt Regency Wichita and AVI Seabar and Chophouse.

If drinks are desired, pick from some of the nearby breweries and wine shops such as Norton’s Brewing Co. or Central Standard Brewing. Jenny Dawn Cellars offers award-winning local wine and customers at Alzavino Wine Tavern enjoy self-serve wines by the ounce. Convention delegates can satisfy their after-dinner sweet tooth with treats from nearby shops Cocoa Dolce, Milkfloat or Peace, Love & Pie.

Museum of World TreasuresWalk to attractions

If attendees arrive early or leave late, they can enjoy attractions and sights including Veterans Memorial Park, Keeper of the Plains, Wichita Art Museum, Museum of World Treasures, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Kansas African American Museum or Mid-American All-Indian Museum.

With so many things to do near the convention center, meeting delegates have endless possibilities for fun in downtown Wichita.