According to the latest results of the U.S. Census, Blue Springs ranks seventh as Kansas City's largest city in the metropolitan area. It also tied for 10th place as Missouri's largest city.
Out of 100 cities, Blue Springs ranked 49th on CNN/Money magazine's 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.
Blue Springs has produced many notable people including three Olympic competitors, NBA and NFL players, a pro wrestler and body builder, and the season seven winner of American Idol.
When to Visit Blue Springs, MO
Since Missouri has distinct seasons, what your business or vacation itinerary consists of can help decide the best time to plan a visit. Temperatures in Blue Springs average 87 degrees in July and a blustery 20 degrees in January. The yearly rainfall is above the U.S. average of 37 inches with an average at 43 inches and approximately 84 days each year with significant precipitation. Snowfall averages 13 inches per year compared to the U.S. average of 25 inches.
Blue Springs sees a lot of sunshine with over 200 sun-filled days, which leads to a comfort index for humidity at 33 out of 100 compared to the U.S. average of 44 out of 100. This means humidity-filled days are sticky and uncomfortable.
During the fall months of September and October, visitors enjoy an Indian summer atmosphere of warm days and cool nights. While the weather is nice, generally from September to mid-November, the annual American Royal event takes place at the Kansas City fairgrounds. The event is ongoing with live entertainment, rodeos, and cattle exhibitions. It's a major event drawing large crowds that can lead to higher prices and limited hotel availability. Also in October, Kansas City hosts the annual 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival, which also draws large crowds.
Hotel deals and discounts are available, as the area doesn't have crowded conditions year-round. It depends on what you plan to do while visiting and the type of weather you prefer.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Blue Springs, MO:
Blue Springs, MO: Prices by Star Rating Class
Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Blue Springs, MO. Browse these charts to calculate the cheapest dates to make a reservation in Blue Springs during the year.
Luxury Hotel Options in Blue Springs, MO
4 Star Average Prices: $173.35
A stay at pet-friendly Quality Inn Hotel takes care of your travel needs from the moment you arrive. It's the perfect location for travelers planning to take in the sights in Kansas City. With a free morning breakfast, weekday newspaper, and coffee and tea, you'll be ready to go, whether it's for sightseeing, a special event, or heading to a business meeting. Choose between a standard room or one featuring a microwave, refrigerator, and invigorating whirlpool. Free Wi-Fi keeps you connected to family and associates, the business center handles fax and copying needs, and the indoor heated pool is available for relaxing.
A stay at Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City East/Blue Springs is a vacation unto itself. Enjoy all the perks, from the lobby featuring a home theater to the comfortable outdoor patio. The GoBoard located in the lobby keeps you up-to-date on the news and local weather. The Market is open for snacks and sundry items, and the business center has available computers, printers, and a fax machine. An indoor pool and fitness center take care of unwinding, and The Bistro has delightful food and cocktail menus. Luxurious bedding awaits you in your king or queen room featuring whirlpool tubs, LCD TVs, and free wired and wireless internet.
Affordable Hotel Options in Blue Springs, MO
3 Star Average Prices: $107.53
Days Inn Blue Springs has a lot to offer guests, from exceptional guest service to spacious light and airy rooms with king or queen beds. Along with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen cable TV, coffee maker, and easy chair, guests also enjoy delicious complimentary hot and cold breakfast selections each morning. The hotel's convenient location provides quick access to the East Kansas City Airport and the shopping, dining, and entertainment venues available in downtown Kansas City. The pet-friendly hotel has a business center to take care of your needs, 24-hour front desk for any questions, and an indoor pool for total relaxation.
La Quinta Inn & Suites has convenient amenities business and leisure travelers need with its location just 20 minutes from Kansas City. When it comes to “at home” comfort, La Quinta has what it takes with rooms equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers for snacking and dining. You'll also be entertained with your favorite cable programming, a sparkling outdoor pool, and a fitness center to help you relax. Satisfy hunger pangs each morning with the complimentary Bright Side Breakfast that is sure to please any palate. If traveling on business, the hotel has 1,900 square feet of meeting space and a 24/7 business center.
2 Star Average Prices: $70.35
Blue Springs, MO Hotels with Discounts
When discounts are what you're looking for as well as clean and comfortable rooms, a variety of amenities, pet-friendly rooms, laundry facilities, and meeting and event space, Super 8 Blue Springs has it all. The hotel has an average savings rating for groups of 11.6 percent and an overall group friendly rating of 7/10. Select a stylish king or queen room equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary copy of USA Today and the SuperStart breakfast. The hotel can handle business and group travelers with conference and meeting rooms as well as a business center and services.
With a convenient location just off Interstate 70, you're approximately 30 minutes from all the attractions, restaurants, and nightlife available in Kansas City. From the Super 8 location, you're within walking distance or a short drive to area restaurants. Whether you're traveling by car, motorcycle, or RV, Super 8 provides ample parking. The hotel has accessible facilities and services, elevator access, and vending machines. Kids age 17 and under with an adult stay for free.
Best Value Options in Blue Springs, MO
When relaxing is on the agenda, Hampton Inn Kansas City/Blue Springs is ready to make it happen with rooms and suites featuring a plush Hampton bed. Choose the room that best fits your needs, from a king bed study with sofa bed to single or double queen beds. Whichever you choose, all rooms are beautifully decorated with stylish furnishings and accessories. Just a few of the amenities include a Waterpik showerhead, coffee maker, HDTV, large work desk, and free high-speed internet. A complimentary hot breakfast or the hotel's signature On the Run breakfast bags (available daily) are included in your stay.
For your personal convenience, Hampton Inn Kansas City/Blue Springs offers a refreshing pool, room service, safe deposit box for important items, complimentary beverage area to quench your thirst, children's video rental, and a laundry service to keep you looking your best. For business travelers, convenience is equally important, so the hotel provides meeting rooms, complimentary printing service, a fax and printer, and rental of audio/visual equipment.
Things to Do in Blue Springs, MO
Whether you're interested in events, concerts, or sports action, the Blue Springs/Kansas City area has the venues to bring you the entertainment. If you're in town during football or baseball season, there's nothing like the live excitement of sitting in a stadium. Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium have the best with the NFL Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals Major League Baseball teams ready to take on the competition. Also, be sure to check out the schedule at the Independence Events Center for upcoming events.
Museums abound with interesting and informative exhibits and displays. Take a tour of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site, the Kansas City Museum, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, and the American Jazz Museum. Kids and adults will enjoy the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and the Arabia Steamboat Museum. Enjoy a variety of artistic styles at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Belger Arts Center, and the Byron Cohen Gallery. At the National Frontier Trails Museum, see interpretative exhibits about the trails of the Old West.
Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun will make everyone shriek with excitement with plenty of amusement park entertainment, water slides, and wild rides on the rollercoasters. If you prefer to take a walk on the wild side, the Kansas City Zoo has something of interest for all ages.
For more thrilling excitement, plan to stop by the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City featuring pedal to the metal racing that includes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For the adults, see how your luck holds out at the 7th Street Casino, just 20 minutes away, featuring over 550 slot machines.
When it's "tee time" on the greens, head over to Adams Pointe Golf Club or Stone Canyon Golf Club for a leisurely morning or afternoon on the course.
Blue Springs is a good choice for travelers who plan to participate in outdoor activities, visit many attractions, enjoy the scenery, attend a major sports event, and just relax. You have the best of everything with a quality hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet you can be just minutes away from all the attractions, dining, shopping, and entertainment venues available in Kansas City.