Overland Park does not have the highlights of a big city, but more of a quiet type of excitement for families. There are many attractions for families in Overland Park like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead or Overland park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. These places provide all day for the entire family. When I am really hungry I got to Cinzetti's restaurant. It is the top rated Italian restaurant in the city. There are all types of restaurants in Overland Park with diverse cuisine like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Metropolitan and Greek.
When I vacationed in Overland Park I stayed at the Doubletree Overland Park Hotel. The hotel was extremely clean and the service was memorable. Even though it would be too expensive for me, the top rated hotel in Overland Park is The Embassy Suites. If you are looking for a night on the town filled with Margaritas, Cosmos and dancing then Touche is the night spot to go to. If you are a sports fanatic then Lumpy's is hte most popular sports bar in town. The Oak Park Mall is the best place to shop in Overland Park. There seems to be a perfect mix of high fashion retail and regular stores throughout the mall.
The communities in Overland are nice and seem very friendly with parks, dogs parks and walks and bike lanes. Our family has always felt safe in any part of Overland Park and we wouldn't hesitate to return.