The Zona Rosa :
The Zona Rosa is Kansas City's newest outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district located in the Kansas City, North. It boasts over 20 restaurants and 30+ retailers--every shoppers paradise all in one location!!
The Zona Rosa is located in the Northland at the Northwest corner of I-29 and Barry Rd., just mintues South of the Kansas City International Airport and 15 mintues North of Downtown. Click here for directions and a map.
Stores are open Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM , and Sunday Noon - 6:00 PM.
There are two main parking garages and an Eastern and Southern parking lot. Both are free. Zona Rosa also offers street-side metered parking is located throughout the center in front of the retail stores. All net proceeds from the parking meters are donated to local charitable organizations through the Change for Charity program.
Zona Rosa has many great restaurants which offer cuisines for every taste and budget. Bravo has great food, cool atmosphere and a great patio. Also try Abuelo's, Smokehouse or the Herdford House (a KC legend!). Swagat has the best Indian food (with a great lunch buffet) and hit Bo-lings if you're in the mood for delicious Chinese. There's also Ted's Montana Grill, and Mimi's for comfort food as well as many more.
The Zona Rosa has oodles of retails shops-- many geared toward tweens, teens and young 20-somethings. Look for shops like Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Hot Topic, AE, and The Gap. But don't let the teen theme detour you, there are pleantly of upscale retailers like Ann Taylor Loft, Cache, DSW, and Barnes and Noble there as well. Here's a complete list of Zona Rosa retailers.
Zona Rosa is a great place for kids as well. They've got two huge courtyards equipped with fountains for children to run around and blow off steam. The Town Square boasts a run through fountain that is great on hot summer days. They've also put a rubber "fruit" playground that's located in the foodcourt below Marshall's. Shopping-wise, Build-a-Bear, Children's Place, Stride Rite, Limited II and the new Disney Store are every mom's fave.
While both restaurants serve great food, O'dowd's Little Dublin and Tomfooleries both offer outdoor dining and a great bar scene once the sun goes down. Expect live music and great happy hours 7 every nite of the week.
More Zona Rosa Info:
The Zona Rosa has also added the Majestic Theaters to its list of great tenants. the Majestic features three theatre venues and the world famous Improv Comedy Club that both offer food and beverage services that you may order right from your seat! Read my review for more info.