Noon Lunch and shopping at Bradley Fair
With 11 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. www.bradleyfair.com, 316.630.9990, 2000 N. Rock Rd
After a wonderful meal, enjoy the area's nearly 50 stores. Guys can be at home at the upscale outdoors shop Backwoods. 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. www.bradleyfair.com, www.backwoods.com/wichita, www.svetas.com
Tour the Kansas Aviation Museum
Once the home of Wichita's first airport, this historic building showcases Wichita's aviation history from "barn-storming" pioneers to the multinational corporations of today. Its grand art-deco style appeals both to the aviation community and to anyone interested in historical preservation. Admire approximately 40 historically significant aircraft, take the rudder of a flight simulator and tour the archives of more than 250,000 photos and 10,000 hardcover aviation-related books.
Freshen up at your hotel.
6 p.m. Dinner and a show
Get ready for a night of Broadway-caliber entertainment. Choose the Crown Uptown and you'll get dinner with shows like "Cats," "Sweeny Todd," or "Godspell." If you want to see where Broadway stars are born, grab a bite and then see a Music Theatre of Wichita performance. No matter the choice, Wichita's vibrant arts scene will be sure to impress. www.crownuptown.com, 316.612.7696, 3207 E. Douglas | www.musictheatreofwichita.org, 316.265.3107, 225 W. Douglas Ave