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Locals from all over Kansas City are starting to discover the up-and-coming neighborhood of East Bottoms, which has risen to stardom in recent years thanks to its hip eateries and quirky shops. Although it's still not as popular as West Bottoms, this neighborhood is quickly gaining steam among locals, and I was so glad I had the chance to explore it during my recent Kansas City getaway. Since I like to stay in non-touristy areas that only locals really know, I decided that East Bottoms was the perfect neighborhood for my quick trip to Kansas City. I booked my East Bottoms Kansas City hotel in minutes through HotelTonight's easy-to-use website, and just like that I was ready to head out into the neighborhood and explore its burgeoning local scene for myself.

Artisanal Shops

One of the reasons why East Bottoms has become such a hot neighborhood in recent years is because of its great selection of artisanal shops and boutiques. These independent merchants actually make their products by hand, so in East Bottoms you can purchase unique goods you won't be able to find anywhere else. So whether you're interested in handmade candles or homemade barbecue sauce, you'll have a blast scouring the stores in East Bottoms.

Refurbished Buildings

Many years ago, East Bottoms' historic buildings were in a sad, dilapidated state. Since the neighborhood's recent renaissance began, though, these buildings have been refurbished and re-purposed into cool, usable spaces. For instance, a historic KC building that was once a roadhouse for rail workers has been transformed into a lively music venue that attracts large crowds of cool locals. There are plenty of unique gems like this all over East Bottoms.

The River

East Bottoms is situated along the Missouri River, which means there are plenty of spots to enjoy the beauty of this wide waterway. One of my favorite areas along the river is the Berkley Riverfront, which features green spaces and riverfront trails for walking and biking. I visited this riverfront area twice, and the park was never crowded, so it's a great place to go if you want to get out of the city and experience a more natural setting. Plus, you will probably want to find a nice place to walk after you eat your way through the foodie hotspots in East Bottoms.

HotelTonight – Book Your Hotel in East Bottoms Kansas City

While East Bottoms isn't usually at the top of any tourist's list when they visit Kansas City, it's definitely not a neighborhood you should overlook. There are plenty of cool, edgy spots in East Bottoms to see, and locals know it's one of the hottest up-and-coming areas in the city. So if you want to get a taste of Kansas City's coolest new part of town, you should venture in East Bottoms. I, for one, was glad I booked my East Bottoms hotel through HotelTonight, because I was able to get a great feel for this cool new area. And, of course, I always love booking my accommodations through HotelTonight, which makes trip planning a breeze.