9 a.m. Donut Whole
This eclectic donut shop has quickly climbed the ranks into Wichita's "must try" list. Try quirky creations like the King Midas (vanilla, salted peanuts and Lyle's Golden Syrup) or the Sunshine Citrus Crunch (topped with citrus glaze and fruity cereal). Grab a locally roasted coffee variety to go, and start your day in the city.
10 a.m. Exploration Place
As Kansas' premier science center, you'll explore the wonders of the world while overlooking the Arkansas River. With permanent exhibits like "Exploring Flight & Design," your little one will practice in simulators and learn why Wichita is called the Air Capital of the World for its aviation dominance. See a show in the largest dome theater in the state.
Noon Old Mill Tasty Shop
Take a step back in time and enjoy a working soda fountain serving the best glass of soda you've ever tasted. While The Old Mill is known for blue plate specials and their famous green chili, save room for dessert like a banana split or chocolate malt. It's OK, you're on vacation!
1 p.m. Old Cowtown Museum
Be immersed in the 1870s and experience Wichita as a Wild West settler. Try a wagon ride, enjoy an ice-cold sarsaparilla but be prepared to duck in the doorway because you never know when a gunfight might break out.
3 p.m. Explore the city
If here on the weekend, there's a good chance you'll experience one of Wichita's 17 festivals like Riverfest, the Wichita Jazz Festival or the professional Air Capital Classic golf tournament. If here for a conference or work during the week, seek out the Historic Delano shopping area or find the Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen-Lambe House in the iconic College Hill neighborhood.
5 p.m. Dinner and a show
If you want to see where Broadway stars are born, grab a bite to eat at Public at the Brickyard and then see a Music Theatre of Wichita performance. Wichita's vibrant arts scene will be sure to impress.
8 a.m. A walk to the Keeper of the Plains
After yesterday's donuts and chocolate malts, a walk to the iconic Keeper of the Plains would serve the body well. If staying downtown, you're near more than 80 miles of biking and running trails. Go north along the Arkansas River to find the 44-foot-tall statue placed on sacred ground at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers.
10 a.m. See what's new at the Zoo
The Sedgwick County Zoo is the top outdoor attraction in Kansas and the seventh-largest zoo in the country! Home to more than 3,000 animals, Sedgwick County Zoo has nearly 250 acres of exhibits.
12:30 p.m. Bradley Fair lunch
With many restaurants to choose from, you'll find something delicious for lunch at Bradley Fair. Wood-fired pizzas at Il Vicino, seafood flown in daily to Newport Grill and frozen margaritas from On The Border all have your name on them, but save room for a chocolate truffle at Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates.
1:30 p.m. Bradley Fair shopping
After a wonderful meal, enjoy the area's nearly 50 stores. Guys can be at home at the outdoors shop Eddie Bauer. Ann Taylor provides timeless style and individuality for the ladies. Or skip the shopping altogether, and go straight to Sveta's Skin & Body Therapy for an investment in your personal restoration.
5 p.m. A martini at Morts
Visit Wichita hopes you dropped the little one off at the grandparents' house because the rest of your Wichita experience is for discerning adults. Start your date at Mort's Cigar and Martini Bar. Choose from more than 160 martinis and enjoy a little live music on the patio.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Sabor
This modern Latin restaurant regularly gets rave reviews. Enjoy tapas for something light. Dive into a hearty dinner of items like fire-roasted chicken or churrasco steak.
8 p.m. Stroll Old Town
After a quality meal, the night is yours. There are regular performances just outside Sabor in Old Town Square. Catch a movie next door at the Old Town Warren where they bring beverages right to your chair.
9 a.m. Karg Art Glass
Watch glass being hand blown into pieces of art. Then, shop for beautiful art of a variety of types in the gallery.
10:20 a.m. Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
Take a relaxing, guided tour through the many lovely gardens of Botanica, which include nearly 10 acres and 24 themed gardens. This is one of the most beautiful attractions in Wichita.
11:30 a.m. Wichita Art Museum
As the largest art museum in the state of Kansas, The Wichita Art Museum houses one of the country's finest collections of American art. Masterpieces by Mary Cassatt and Winslow Homer are among the more than 6,000 works in the permanent collection. The collection includes bronzes and paintings by western artist Charles M. Russell.
12:45 p.m. Find a Food Truck
With more than a dozen food trucks cruising the town, Wichita is home to one of the top food trucks in the country! The Flying Stove received the distinguished honor and was selected from more than 400 top candidates!
2 p.m. The Museum of World Treasures
A wonderful, fascinating museum with exceptionally knowledgeable, entertaining tour guides. Exhibits include: The Founding of America: A Revolutionary Success, Gallery of Ancient Civilizations, American Presidents Gallery, Royal Gallery, Air & Space, and American Frontier. Wonder at the display of dinosaurs and mummies. Even people who don't like museums like this one.
3:40 p.m. Nifty Nut House
Check out the amazing variety of nuts and candies at the Nifty Nut House, a third generation family owned business. Lots of sugar-free candies, too.
6 p.m. Hit the jackpot at Kansas Star Casino
With nearly 1,900 slots and tables, Kansas Star can give you the high roller treatment. Enjoy a new spacious gaming floor and all the games you like to play. After you want to cash in, dine at one of the many one-site restaurants or catch a concert at the new Kansas Star Arena.
9 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel
10 a.m. Kansas Aviation Museum
Promoting the spirit of flight in the Air Capital of the World, the Kansas Aviation Museum preserves the heritage of Kansas aviation. The museum proudly displays 40 historical planes, a tour-able control tower and a wide-ranging aviation archive. If you're visiting Wichita for aviation-related business, this is a stop you don't want to miss.
11:30 a.m. Regional and seasonal flavors at Harvest
When you visit Wichita, taste locally sourced ingredients at this exquisite, high-end eatery. Highlights include artisanal cheeses and locally grown lamb.
1 p.m. A custom hat at Hatman Jacks
This Wichita tradition is a hidden gem you'll want to find. Let Hatman Jack guide you to the perfect cap thanks to his selection of more than 100 brands, making his store one of the largest in the nation.
2:30 p.m. The largest IMAX screen in North America
If you're a movie buff, you cannot miss seeing an immersive 3D movie at the largest IMAX screen in North America. Meeting only the highest standards, this theater is unlike anything you've ever seen!
6 p.m. Dinner at Chester's Chophouse
Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar is a classic American chophouse located at the Waterfront in northeast Wichita. Enjoy a full menu of starters, entrèes and desserts as well as a 1000-bottle wine cellar. At Chester's, you'll experience some of the world's finest steaks.
8:45 p.m. The Keeper's Ring of Fire
End your tour of Wichita with its most iconic image, the Keeper of the Plains lit by a massive fire pots. At 9 p.m. each night, you'll see the picturesque Keeper illuminated by flames that complete the circle of life and your visit to Wichita.