This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Nov 22, 201422 Reasons Why Kansas City Is Really Awesome (And You Should Totally Visit)Just don't mention Bumgarner. We're still upset about that.by Sara HarleyCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The nightlife is a lot of fun KCPL / Via powerandlightdistrict.com 2. Soccer's super popular here Ed Zurga / Via nytimes.com 3. And baseball Kansas City Star / Via kansas.com 4. Beer! Marla Merz Events / Via marlamerzevents.com 5. No really, we like craft beer a lot Flickr – kansasphotos / Via pitch.com 6. The shopping district is really pretty charvex / Via en.wikipedia.org It's designed after Seville, Spain. 7. And it's even prettier at Christmas time Eric L Bowers / Via blog.ericbowersphoto.com 8. There's a lot of artsy stuff Huffington Post / Via huffingtonpost.com 9. The fountains are awesome! Storage Locations / Via storagelocations.com Fun fact – The only city in the world that has more fountains than Kansas City is Rome, Italy. It's also a fact that they look totally badass when they freeze over. 10. There's live music basically everywhere, both big... J.Berry / Via gridironstadiumnetwork.org 11. ...and small Masha Zhivago / Via mingle.kansascity.com 12. We even have our own music festival called Middle of the Map Fest The Record KC / Via therecordkc.com It's like SXSW but in Kansas City 13. BARBECUE Jack Stack / Via foodaroundthetrack.com It's better here than anywhere else, just trust me. 14. Also, we've jumped on the food truck bandwagon if you're into that Beauty of the Bistro / Via beautyofthebistro.com 15. At Christmas, you can even take a Cinderella carriage ride around the city Kansas City Carriages / Via countryclubplaza.com 16. This is what our library looks like from the outside Collar Cubed / Via collabcubed.com 17. Diversity! Mark Frazier / Via movoto.com We have two Little Italys, one of the oldest Hispanic neighborhoods in the Midwest, a pretty good-sized Croatian community in Strawberry Hill (shoutout to the local povitica company by the same name), and lots of other cultural areas around the city. 18. We're big on the Irish, with an Irish Fest every August... KC Irish Fest / Via kcirishfest.com 19. ...and a parade every St Patrick's Day. Joseph Maino / Via mingle.kansascity.com 20. Seriously, we really like Ireland. Kansas City Sports / Via sportkc.org 21. If you're part of the hipster set, KC is basically the poor man's Brooklyn. Resolute KC / Via resolutekc.com We have blocks of independent art galleries in the Crossroads District, craft breweries, tons of local bands, and a coffee shop with baristas so strict that they won't even let you add milk and sugar to your coffee. 22. And, finally, it's just a really pretty city Rant Lifestyle / Via rantlifestyle.com Now come visit!