In the heart of the midwest, Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, fountains and jazz music scene. It also hosts the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs for the sports fan out there. However, it fosters a large comic and gaming community as well. Take some time to wander the downtown and stroll through the historic district. There is no shortage of dining options either with world class cuisine and steakhouses if barbecue is not your thing. There is a wide variety of museums to choose from and you can also take in the symphony. They host a myriad of conventions each year including their largest, Planet Comicon.