Wichita Weekend Getaway

Your guide to female-owned hotspots in ICT

Enjoy a weekend getaway without leaving the Sunflower State! All of the businesses listed are owned/co-owned by women, except for the publicly-owned sites.

Editor’s Note: Many Wichita businesses are closed on Sundays, so plan your trip accordingly.

Leslie Coffee Co.: Recently named the best coffee shop in Kansas by Food & Wine magazine, Leslie Coffee Co. was founded by Wichita-native Sarah Leslie. You’ll swoon over this café’s plant-filled interior and Instagram-worthy latte art. Start your day with a honey lavender latte, avocado on toasted sourdough bread from Crust & Crumb (another local female-owned business!), or try out Kissed by a Rose, a speciality drink with rose, lemon, Topo Chico, & espresso over ice. 930 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

Vortex Souvenir: Explore the ​​Historic Delano District, and check out the most vibrant shop in town. Anchored by an eye-catching mural, Vortex offers cheeky cards, fun gifts, and apparel to show off Wichita pride. 607 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

Bohemia Healing Spa & Apothecary: Plan a spa party with your girlfriends and enjoy a rejuvenating treatment. Offering include a private infrared sauna, therapeutic massage, Reiki, full body scrubs, and “vinotherapy,” which harnesses the healing power of grapes and wine. 611 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

Himali Eats: You'll want to work up an appetite before stopping by this Nepali eatery, which specializes in Himalayan momos -- delectable, hand-wrapped dumplings. 3238 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

Jenny Dawn Cellars: Located in the heart of Wichita at Union Station, this boutique urban winery was founded by Jenny McDonald. Sit on the outdoor patio, split a charcuterie board, and sip the Red Caboose, a dry rosé made from Kansas-grown Crimson Cabernet grapes. 703 E Douglas Ave, Suite 180, Wichita, KS

Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge: Exposed brick, velvet seating, live music, and soft, warm lighting sets the mood for this intimate cocktail lounge. Enjoy a classic cocktail or try out a vanilla latte martini, a crowd favorite! 417 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

The Little Shop: TLS has earned a devout customer-base since opening just before the pandemic. Stop by to check out their pet-friendly plants, art prints, and “forever pots,” the cutest line of silicone pots and saucers created by TLS founder Anna-Marie Ortiz herself! 310 Ellis S, Wichita, KS

GROW: Led by Heather Giesen, GROW is a plant lover’s dream. You’ll find houseplants, succulents, cacti, and the adorable plant related décor, including rose gold disco ball planters, mini rattan peacock chairs, and unique “planty” art by local artists. 156 N Cleveland, Wichita, KS

The Workroom: Founded by Wichita’s Exceptional Young Leader recipient Janelle King, The Workroom features art, apparel, and home décor by over 100 local artists and artisans. Stop by for special events on Second Saturdays and Final Fridays each month. 150 N Cleveland, Wichita, KS

Revolutsia: Centered around an outdoor food court with a firepit and colorful adirondack chairs, Revolutsia is a shopping mall made of shipping containers. Stop for a stein at Prost, an authentic German biergarten, and then head upstairs to Camp Creek Vintage, which offers everything from '50s gingham dresses to vintage cowboy boots. 2721 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens: Enjoy the fresh air and spectacular blooms at this 18-acre botanical paradise. On Friday, May 13th, Botanica will host the Wichita Symphony, which will play ​​throughout the gardens! 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS

Keeper of the Plains: Take a sunset stroll along the Arkansas River and visit the most iconic site in ICT. This five-ton sculpture was created by Comanche/Kiowa sculptor, Tsate Kongia (Blackbear) Bosin. See how many replicas of the statute you can spot around town -- they are ubiquitous in Wichita! 339 Veterans Pkwy, Wichita, KS

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