I first called the visitor's center to inquire about hotels/restaurants which served a very nice buffet for Thanksgiving. The Marriott on Corporate Hills Drive and the Hilton Airport were top choices. I have requested, and received, buffet menus from each. Has anyone eaten at either one at Thanksgiving?
Next topic, hotel choices: I would like to stay at a nice hotel for 2 nights, hopefully not too noisy. Cleanliness and non-smoking room is absolutely the TOP priority. We prefer a king bed with down comforters and very nice pillows. I need a fold-out couch for my 2 children. Most rooms with two beds are full beds. We want no less than queen. An indoor pool/hot tub is a must, per my kids. I have visited several websites for Hilton & family and Marriott & family hotels, as well as the Broadview (however, very bad online reviews, so I've counted the Broadview out). It would be nice to have a scenic view, either Arkansas River or any lakes/ponds. I'm not familiar with the layout of the city. I've heard about the Bradley Fair shopping area. In fact, called the Hilton Garden Inn which is nearby, but no king w/ couch.
Area attractions which are open Wednesday evening 11/26, Thanksgiving Day and Friday morning? I have a 15-year old daughter who loves movies and shopping. Any outlet stores in Wichita? BTW, what is Kansas' sales tax rate? Also have a 9-year old boy who is into nature, guns/knives, history, anything to do with water, especially frog hunting (I realize this is fall going into winter, though, & not really frog hunting season). Good movie theatre (great Christmas movies usually come out at Thanksgiving).
Restaurants for lunch & dinner Wednesday eve, Thursday eve and Friday lunch? (We'll eat breakfast @ hotel, if available). If not, is there a Le Peep's?I read a blog re: Jalisco, a great place for Mexican food; is that true? As far as chains we enjoy, is there a Cheddars or Macaroni Grill in town?
Weather: Average daytime & nighttime temps? Is the fall foliage over, or are there still leaves on trees?
Any other suggestions anyone may have, I welcome. We hope this short holiday stay in Wichita will be relaxing w/ cozy accommodations, delicious food, and something for the kids to enjoy.
Thanks for any suggestions!! Lori from Texas