Travel & Adventure

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The Current Iowa

The Current Iowa is a Marriott-branded hotel located in the heart of Downtown Davenport. This contemporary AAA Four-Diamond hotel has many meeting and social spaces available to guests and is perfect for visitors traveling from afar or locals who want a staycation.


Best Spots to Picnic

Few things scream summer quite like a quaint, outdoor picnic or barbecue. And fortunately, Iowa’s landscape boasts miles of gorgeous, untouched land that’s perfect for picnicking. Here are a few of the best spots to picnic in Iowa this summer.


Iowa’s Best Botanical Gardens

Thanks to Iowa’s expansive selection of public gardens, botanical gardens and arboretums, visitors and locals alike can get a glimpse of the state’s gorgeous spring season year-round. Here are some of Iowa’s best botanical gardens to visit.


10 Iowa Beaches

With spring in our midst and summer right around the corner, it’s that time of the year to start planning trips to the beach to cool off in the waters and soak up the sun. Here are 10 top beaches in Iowa to help you plan the perfect warm-weather getaway.

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10 Iowa Waterfalls

With the snow finally melting away, some of our favorite waterfall destinations in Iowa are reviving and making a roaring return. Here are the top 10 must-see spots for ‘fall connoisseurs, from hidden gems to popular natural wonders.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Des Moines East Village

Opened in 2017, AC Hotel by Marriott East Village is located in an affluent neighborhood in Des Moines with countless brick façade restaurant, boutiques, bars and more. This cosmopolitan hotel is ideal for the design-conscious traveler and home to one of the area’s coolest cocktail spots, The Republic on Grand.