Kansas City getaway

Spring comes early in this easy-going town.

In the fickle weather of early spring, Kansas City makes a foolproof getaway.

If it's nice, explore Country Club Plaza, where fountains are surrounded by beds of tulips; if not, tour a brewery or duck into one of the many free museums and markets.

What to do: Take a free tour of Boulevard Brewing Co. Visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (pictured). Visit the American Jazz Museum and adjoining Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

See a Royals game at Kauffman Stadium; the opener is April 8 vs. the Minnesota Twins. Check out the Power & Light District downtown. Listen to music at one of the jazz and blues clubs.

Details: For more, see Going to Kansas City.