Regardless of what side you were on, the election left us all feeling a little dirty. Here are seven ways you can detox from months of political mayhem, Kansas City style:
1. Walk it out
KC is full of parks, gardens and trails that’ll clear your mind of what’s-his-name on Facebook who always had to voice his opinion on the election. A walk in the park trumps (no pun intended) watching more political commercials, right?
Celebrate the end of the political season by stuffing your face with KC classics like Gates, Jack Stack or Strouds. If that’s not enough, treat yo’ self with ice cream at Murray’s Ice Creams and Cookies.
3. Spa like there’s no tomorrow
You really deserve some R&R after this crazy election, and while it may be cliché, visiting a spa is the perfect way to wind down. The Spa at Briarcliff features some of the best spa treatments KC has to offer, but if you’re looking for a classic spot, The Elms Spa has been a KC getaway for over 100 years.
4. Party art-y
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a Kansas City staple that’s perfect for your post-political cleanse. It’s home to one of the biggest lawns in the city, which makes it the ideal spot for lounging. Plus, you can check out the art inside the museum and leave with a cultured foreign accent.
5. Change your views
Checking out the sights is a great way to unwind and forget about the contemptuous candidates. Take in the iconic view of the city skyline at Liberty Memorial. There’s also the City Hall Observation Deck downtown. The views of KC are sure to soothe your soul from political madness.
6. K “C” a movie
Forget about the election for two hours by grabbing some popcorn and watching a movie that was (maybe) filmed in your own backyard. Check out a list of great flicks that were filmed in Kansas here and Missouri here.
7. Escape from reality
We may not be able to easily escape the election headlines, but you can escape a room with a few helpful clues. Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes at Escape Room Kansas City, Breakout KC or Escape KC for a sure-to-be-exciting adventure.