Kansas is one of those states where, when mentioned, people say "how boring" or "I'm sorry you have to be there for a whole week," but those who make those comments are generally people who've never been. Those people have no clue how fantastic Kansas can be!
Over the past 7 years I've spent a decent amount of time in Wichita and Kansas City, both of which I look forward to each time I see them listed on my schedule!
We spent last week working in front of the KU student union and at the Kansas State @ KU game. We stayed near KU in Lawrence for part of the week and then in a suburb of Kansas City, Overland Park, the remainder of the week. Both locals provided much activity for us, as Lawrence is your typical college town and Overland Park is one of my favorite suburbs.
The Plaza is a large outdoor mall with swanky restaurants flanking its high end stores. Our Friday night consisted of seeing Footloose, dinner at RA Sushi, sake bombs and then a night cap at a dimly lit, romantic wine bar. Date was a complete success!
Lawrence has a distinct tree lined "Main St." called Massachusetts St. Mass consists of unique boutique's, chain shopping stores (such as Gap) and an unGodly amount of restaurants/bars -- this is where the college students spend all of their free time! Sara's husband is from Kansas City and is a KU alum, so when looking for a good lunch spot on Mass, I looked no further than Todd. Quinton's did not disappoint!