A Weekend In: Lawrence, KS
A Weekend In takes you to collegetowns across the country. This installment follows students at the University of Kansas--go Jayhawks!--through the hot spots of Lawrence, KS. Let the vicarious living begin.
5:00 p.m. Heading to Free State Brewing Co. on Mass Street for a freshly brewed beer is a great way to start your weekend- and their motto seems to agree. "Because without beer, things do not seem to go as well." While sipping their delicious brews be sure to try their variety of equally tasty food.
10:00 p.m. Lawrence is known for its music scene, providing shows around town almost every night of the week. Catching a concert at The Granada, Jackpot Music Hall, or Lawrence's historical Bottleneck is a fantastic way to spend your Friday night. The Bottleneck is a popular place to play on tour, hosting such famous bands as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, and a large variety of eclectic bands.
11 a.m. Grab some breakfast at one of Lawrence's unique cafés. Wheatfields Bakery on Vermont Street has a wide variety of pastries along with breakfast dishes. It's not pricey, yet it's incredibly scrumptious; a perfect find to satisfy your morning stomach grumbles.
1 p.m. Looking for a place to unwind and enjoy the fresh air? South Park is a beautiful, large park located right off Mass. Street. It's a frequented spot for picnics, walks, along with occasional art shows and performances by the city band, and although others are around, you are able to have enough space to relax comfortably.
2 p.m. Venture down Mass Street further and you will come upon a plethora of delightful shops and eateries, putting you at the heart of Downtown Lawrence. From Lawrence's Sunflower Bike Shop to Urban Outfitter's, Downtown Lawrence can satisfy your shopping desires.
6 p.m. Dine at one of Lawrence's many sports bars and experience the pride and dedication Jayhawk fans have for their team. In 2008, after KU won the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship more than 40,000 fans swarmed Mass. Street in mere minutes in celebration, proving loyalty of fans in Lawrence to be one-of-a-kind.