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Perfect Day in Emporia – Kelly Mayer

Breakfast It’s easy to have a perfect day in Emporia because there are so many fun things to do and unique places to eat. One of my favorite things to do is ride my bike through the Flint Hills. Before I do that I want to fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Do-B’s. Do-B’s…

Perfect Day in Emporia – Sally Sanchez

Our day begins with breakfast at the downtown Commercial Street Diner. I personally like the Omelette with a small side of biscuits and gravy and coffee. Then we are off to visit the Emporia All Veteran’s Memorial. In fact, Emporia is the founding city of Veteran’s Day! Just around the corner we visit the David…

Perfect Day in Emporia – Christina and LeLan Dains

Coming up with an all-day outing for a family of four can be daunting. My wife Christina and I have Adella (3) and Jack (11 months). Fortunately, we live in a community that makes a day out with the little ones quite easy! We would definitely start our day with a hearty breakfast from Do…

Perfect Day in Emporia – Melanie and Aaron Apel

When we think of the perfect way to spend our Saturday, we needn’t look any further than our own backyard. Saturday mornings are a great time for a bike ride.  Before we head out, though, we’d stop off at Commercial St Diner for a hearty breakfast.  After we’ve had our fill, we’d enjoy a good…

Perfect Day in Emporia – Jeanine McKenna

I love it when I meet up with my family and friends, especially when it’s girls’ time. So, what will my perfect day with my mother, sister, nieces, and best friend and her daughters look like? We would start our day off right by going to Commercial Street Diner for breakfast. It is the most…

Emporia Is the Power of Travel

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant…

LeLan Dains Named as Director of Convention & Visitors Bureau

NEWS RELEASE March 17, 2021                                             Contact Information Jeanine McKenna President/CEO Office: 620.342.1600 Fax:  620.342.3223 [email protected]   LeLan Dains Named as Director of Convention & Visitors Bureau EMPORIA, KAN. – The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that LeLan Dains has been chosen as the Director of the Emporia Convention & Visitors…

Emporia Offers Extreme Social Distancing Options with a Side Benefit of Adventure and Serenity

2020. It’s been an….. interesting year so far. It’s probably safe to say that everyone could use a little R&R away from home about now. People are still using an abundance of caution when making travel decisions, but research shows that people are traveling within their state. If you live in Kansas, or heck even…

Gustoso Food Truck is Satisfying Emporia’s Pasta Cravings

Calling all pasta lovers! The Gustoso food truck, which opened on July 3, is taking on Emporia’s pasta cravings with their delicious menu. With its generous portions and unique flavors, there is something for everyone at Gustoso. Gustoso, which is currently located behind Mulready’s Pub, 717 Commercial St., was opened by three friends, Rosinel Rosas,…

It’s Easy to be a Peter Pan in this Place

Peter Pan Park is a favorite among both Emporia residents and visitors. This 50+ acre park is packed full of amenities and offers something for all ages, especially those who like adventure. The land for the park was donated by the White family in 1926 and dedicated to the memory of their daughter Mary. Native…