Wichita loves to host sporting events. Not only does the city boast top-notch facilities like INTRUST Bank Arena, Stryker Sports Complex and more, but there is fun to be found in every nook and cranny of the city. No matter where your sporting event is being held, you’ll find lots of places to explore nearby. 

If you’re planning to attend the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s 2023 Junior and Adult National Championship Series at Wichita Hoops and are staying in a Wichita area hotel, this guide will help you find things to do and places to eat in the area.

Play Games at Dave and Buster's

Greenwich Place

Just a short drive from Wichita Hoops is Greenwich Place, a dining and shopping hot spot with several entertainment complexes, including Wichita Sports Forum, Dave & Buster’s and recently-opened Topgolf Wichita. The area has popular eateries such as Saltgrass Steak House and Panera Bread plus big-name retailers like REI, Duluth Trading Company, World Market and more. See what you can do:

  • Newly opened Topgolf Wichita offers climate-controlled hitting bays for you and your family to take aim and swing at outfield targets. Plus, the entertainment venue has TVs throughout for a sports bar atmosphere.
  • Sticks 96 Golf provides full-service golf club repair, sells a variety of golf equipment and offers golf instruction. 
  • A family-friendly experience loaded with interactive play, Dave & Buster’s has virtual reality favorites and 200 of the biggest, newest and best arcade games.
  • Scale a 38-foot top-rope and lead climbing wall or a 16-foot bouldering wall at Bliss Climbing & Fitness.
  • See fish swimming in the aquarium and find outdoor equipment, clothing and more at Cabela’s.
  • Wichita Sports Forum offers leagues, classes, camps and open play on indoor fields and courts across a variety of sports. You’ll also find an indoor trampoline park, Aviate.

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Bradley Fair

Also nearby is Bradley Fair, which is home to a variety of upscale shopping and dining options. From big name brands like Gap and Athleta to a plethora of local shops, you can shop for hours at Bradley Fair.

The area also offers plenty of dining options like First Mile KitchenRedrock Canyon GrillBella Luna CaféHomeGrown WichitaNewport GrillYaYa’s Eurobistro and more. A great grab-and-go option is Everyday Elderslie, a temporary pop-up eatery serving farm-to-table goodies and healthy packaged food options.

For gourmet sweet treats, stop by Bakesale Treat Parlor or Cocoa Dolce Chocolates, featuring all things chocolate and a cozy atmosphere.

A bike sits outside of Pedego Wichita, an electric bike dearer

More shopping

After you've visited the many shops at Bradley Fair, peruse goods at one of these unique local shops in the area:

Additional shopping options include Revolutsia and Towne East Square. Each are accessible by car and within a 20-minute drive of Wichita Hoops.

Wichita Chicken N Pickle Outdoor Space

More dining

Northeast Wichita is chock full of restaurants. You can find upscale dining at favorites like Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar and Dōma and plenty of family-friendly restaurants:

  • At Chicken N Pickle, you can play pickleball, bocce ball, shuffleboard or table tennis while enjoy delicious chicken fare.
  • Find all of your Mexican favorites like enchiladas and fajitas at Carlos O’ Kelly’s Mexican Café.
  • Not only will you like the 23 big screen televisions, you’ll love the flavorful, fresh food at Deano’s Grill & Tapworks.
  • Families rave about the great tasting burgers and craft root beer and soda at Fizz Burgers & Bottles.
  • Find breakfast all day long and drinks made from old-fashion soda fountains at Jimmie’s Diner.
  • Meddys Northeast specializes in fresh, made-to-order, authentic Mediterranean options and also has a great kids menu with traditional fare.
  • Whether you choose to sit in one of the large, colorful booths or the old-fashioned trolley car, you’ll love the Italian fare at The Old Spaghetti Factory.
  • Find mouthwatering pizza, sandwiches, salads and sides at Ziggy’s Pizza.
  • Looking for barbecue while you’re in the Heart of the Country? Find it at Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q (EastNortheast and North) or Two Brothers BBQ.

Not in Wichita, but just 10 minutes east of Wichita Hoops is Stearman Field Bar & Grill, a bar and grill located at a private airport. You can grab a table indoors or dine on the open-air patio, located just feet from the runway where planes land and take off. There’s even a playground near the patio for kids to play. 

Teenagers drive go carts at All Star Adventures in east Wichita.

More fun

From indoor rock climbing to hundreds of video games, there are a ton of fun activities to enjoy when you’re in between competitions at the arena.

Still needing more options? Wichita area is home to 20+ museums, many of which are located downtown, but you will also find several in east Wichita. This guide on indoor family fun has even more ideas of things to do. You’ll also find more than 1,200 eateries and a variety of breweries, taprooms and wineries throughout the city.