With unique shopping options, natural areas along the Missouri River, wineries offering unique tastes, and casino gaming, you find plenty of fun just a stone's throw from Kansas City in Platte County.
Start your day off right with one of the most well-known breakfast spots in the Kansas City area. Popular choices include the biscuits and gravy, and homemade cinnamon rolls.
4541 NW Gateway Ave., Riverside MO 64150, 816-741-2570
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
You're sure to find treasure at this large antique shop, which features items from more than 40 antique dealers. Unique finds are found all around this two-floor antique paradise.
160 S. Main St., Parkville MO 64152, 816-746-6255
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Your trip around Platte County has come full circle, as you head back to Riverside for the evening. Enjoy gaming action at the Argosy Hotel and Casino Hotel and Spa. Top-notch lodging amenities, multiple dining options and often, live music, await. Want to induldge? Spa services also are available well into the evening hours; be sure to call ahead.
777 N.W. Argosy Parkway, Riverside MO 64150, 800-270-7711
Hours: Hotel front desk: Open 24 hours
Even though you're a grown-up, it's ok to enjoy pizza. Some of the creations at this pizzaria are unique, including a South of the Border choice that includes refried beans; there also are two specialty options featuring KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce.
15 Main St., Parkville MO 64152, 816-746-8686
Hours: Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Perhaps most well-known for its mead, wine made from honey, Pirtle winery also offers a selection of grape wines, and wines made from other fruits. The tasting area is unique, as it's housed in what once was a circa 1867 German Lutheran Church.
502 Spring St., Weston MO 64098, 816-640-5728
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
This winery, in a rural setting, is known for its fun wine-and-food pairings and for its "green" practices. Enjoy sampling wines in the indoor tasting room or in the outdoor seating area; if time allows and you're there on the first or last weekend of the month from April-September, ask about a vineyard tour.
16905 Jowler Creek Road, Platte City MO 64079, 816-858-5528
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Relax with a stroll through one of Missouri's most beautiful state parks. Here, you find hiking trails and wonderful views of the Missouri River valley. Traveling with your bikes? That's fine, this park also offers a bicycle trail.
16600 North Route 45, Weston MO 64098, 816-640-5443
Hours: April 15-Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Nov.-April 14, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.