Breakfast at Doo-Dah Diner, which specializes in cooked-from-scratch breakfast, including both sweet and savory options. Can’t make a choice? Try the chicken and waffles or the Triple D, which includes the Benny (a decadent version of egg’s benedict), gluten-free banana bread French toast and crispy corned beef hash.
Morning activity: Experience Wichita like it’s 1865. Old Cowtown Museum, one of Wichita’s Museums on the river, is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and activities common to a Midwestern cattle town.
Lunch at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park: Indulge in food truck dining at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, a trendy gathering place featuring unique urban art. If it’s a cold day, warm up at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. Their small batch soups change daily and rotate seasonally based on availability of local ingredients.
Afternoon activity: Take the free Q-Line Trolley and go on an urban art adventure to find the Douglas Design Districts 40+ memorable murals. The district is also home to many unique shops, including The Spice Merchant and The Workroom.
Be sure to sample the brews at Hopping Gnome Brewing Company. Whether you’re a gnome person or not, you’ll love the charming atmosphere of Hopping Gnome Brewing – Wichita’s first taproom.
Dinner at Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria: The owner of this unique eatery traveled to Naples, Italy, to learn under master Pizzaiolo Enzo, and brought authentic Neapolitan pizza to Wichita. All ingredients have been hand-selected to offer pizza that is reminiscent of those in Naples.
Evening activity: The performing arts are one of the Wichita’s most prized possessions, including the amazing sounds of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the unmatched performances of Wichita Grand Opera, one of only 110 operas in the country and best in the region. Plus, there are Music Theatre Wichita alumni in nearly every Broadway production currently running.
Breakfast at Jimmie’s Diner: Enjoy breakfast all day or sink your teeth into delicious burgers, sandwiches and homemade dinners. The drinks are from old-fashion soda fountains and the waitresses wear poodle skirts!
Morning activity: Rent a bike through Bike Share ICT and ride along the Arkansas River to visit the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Make your way out to marvel at the Keeper of the Plains, and see if you can find the infamous Wichita troll.
Afternoon activity: Explore Old Town shops like Lucinda’s and Bella Luz, and make sure to say hi to Ivan, the third largest T. rex in the country. He, along with many other treasures, can be found at the Museum of World Treasures. If history is your thing, carve out some time to learn about Wichita’s beginnings at the Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum.
Dinner at River City Brewing Co.: Located in the heart of Old Town, this brew pub has 16 refreshing handcrafted ales on tap and palette pleasing recipes including Kansas beef and great pastas, seafood and more.
Evening activity: Start the night choosing from 160+ martinis at Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar and dance the night away to live music at Rock Island Live or Brickyard, both featuring lively open-air patios.