The biggest factor in a successful vacation is achieving a change of perspective, and in these times of rising costs many people are choosing to “get away from it all” while staying close to home. The Quad Cities have a lot to offer – we’re a vacation destination for many. In fact, in an April, 2008 article entitled “Great River Road Trip” the National Geographic Traveler magazine recommends Davenport, Iowa, as the “most rewarding stop.” A family could have more than enough activities to fill a week’s worth of vacation right here at home.
The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau has a wealth of recommendations and ideas for vacationing close to home. And if you’d like to explore surrounding areas, the site also has some great Day Tripping suggestions.
The Davenport Library recommends these titles for Iowa travel:
Great Iowa Walks: 50 Strolls, Rambles, Hikes and Treks by Lynn L. Walters
Country Roads of Iowa by Loralee Wenger
Whatever you do, where ever you go in the QC region, have a great summer!