Wichita, KS, is featured in hundreds of articles each year showcasing the largest city in Kansas’ allure as a leisure travel destination as well as a great place to hold a reunion, meeting or other special event.

Here is a look at some of the Wichita accolades garnered from online and print publications so far this year:

  • Best museum for kids in Kansas is in Wichita

In January 2018, Mommy Nearest put Exploration Place on its list of best museum for kids in every state. .

  • Downtown Wichita hotel named top in Kansas

In January 2018, 24/7 Wall St. selected the Ambassador for its list of best hotels in every state. .

  • Wichita ranks No. 1 for lowest rents

In February 2018, Wichita earned the top spot in Rent Café’s Top 10 list of most affordable cities for renters.

  • Wichita considered one of the best midsize cities for new graduates

In February 2018, Wichita scored a spot among MSN Money’s ranking of the top 15 midsize cities for new grads. .

  • Most exciting city in Kansas is Wichita

The February 2018 Business Insider published a list of the best city in every state and Wichita took the honor.

  • Wichita among best 2018 summer travel destinations

WalletHub’s May 2018 list of the year’s best summer travel destinations included Wichita. Their list is based on getting the most bang for your vacation dollars, choosing places that are affordable and easy to reach. Click here to read why.

  • Restaurant franchise started in Wichita named nation’s No. 1 franchise

Forbes magazine put together its annual list of best and worst franchises to buy in June 2018, and Wichita’s own Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers took the top spot. If you don’t have a Freddy’s near you yet (you probably will soon because it’s also one of the fastest growing franchises across the country), make sure to stop in for a burger, shoestring fries and custard while visiting Freddy’s hometown. You might even run into the namesake, Freddy Simon at one of the six area locations (there are now more than 300 nationwide). Click here to read Forbes’ report.