Summer's in Manhattan are unmatched. Whether you're spending a weekend camping at Tuttle Creek Lake, a Bed and Breakfast or one of our several hotels located around town, you are sure to have a relaxing trip full of as much activity as you choose!

Day One

two girls hiking the Konza Trail


Enjoy the cool morning breeze as you take a hike through Konza Prairie. Chose trails ranging in length from 2.6 to 6.2 miles and escape to the divine majestic beauty of the Flint Hills landscape. You can find the trailhead just 8 miles south of Manhattan off of McDowell Creek Road. Before you head out, stop and smell the bread at Radina's Bakehouse in Blue Earth Plaza. Everything here is made from scratch! Grab a fresh cup of coffee and a bite to eat before you hit the trail. 


Pillsbury Crossing


When the temps heat up in the afternoon take a drive to Pillsbury Crossing. Pillsbury Crossing features a beautiful limestone ledge that forms into a waterfall. It reaches 60 feet across and is about 5 feet tall. This picturesque view is a must-see when you’re in town! While you're there bring a kayak or canoe to float down the creek or hike down the short trail. You can also pack your lunch and have a fun picnic. There are plenty of areas to explore at Pillsbury!


inside of tallgrass taphouse


For dinner try out Tallgrass Tap House. Tap House is a brewpub located downtown. In the middle of the restaurant, you'll find a 10-barrel brewhouse that produces a rotating lineup of a half-dozen craft brews, featured on tap alongside several other guest craft seasonals and specialty beers. With tons of indoor and outdoor seating, they're a great stop if you're looking to stay indoors or enjoy some more time outside.


Day Two

Flowers at the Top of the World. A scenic overlook of Manhattan.


If you're an early riser, grab a cup of coffee and some pastries and head to the Top of the World to watch the sunrise. Top of the World is a scenic overlook located at Washington Marlatt Park. Tailgate from the back of your car or bring a blanket to lay out on the grass. You can see for miles and over the rolling hills of Manhattan giving you one of the best views in town! Afterward, if you're looking for a bit more filling breakfast, head just 1.5 miles down Seth Child to Early Edition! Early Edition is one of Manhattan's best breakfast joints known for serving the best sizzle in town.


Tuttle Creek River Pond Swimming


Spend your afternoon at Tuttle Creek Lake. Here you're shore to have a good time! Spend the day at River Pond Beach, the public swimming beach, build a sandcastle, have a picnic, play sand volleyball - the options are endless. Get out on the main body of the lake by renting a pontoon, kayak, canoe or paddleboard from Wildcat Marina! There's also a public disc golf course and several trails you can explore around the park.


Store font of the Little Grill


After an evening at Tuttle Creek Lake head just down the road to The Little Grill for a little taste of Jamaica in Manhattan. The Little Girl has a unique menu with authentic favorites like Jamaican jerk and blackened chicken. It has a laid-back atmosphere, frequently accompanied by live music with a Caribbean twist. After dinner try your hand at an escape room at Locked Manhattan. Here you are locked in a room filled with puzzles that will lead to your hopeful escape. You have one hour to investigate the room, piece together clues, and solve puzzles in order to find your way out. Race to beat the clock in these fast-paced escape rooms!


For even more entertainment check out our calendar of events for a complete list of upcoming local events. To view more itineraries like this one visit our The Manhappenings page