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 showIf 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.