Travel & Adventure

Iowa hiking

5 Can’t-Miss Summer Hikes

Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for a weekend, or you just want to take in some beautiful scenery for an afternoon with the family, there’s no better season to explore the Hawkeye State’s varied terrain than summer.

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Coziest Places to Visit in Iowa

Whether you’re hoping to snuggle inside your home through the long winter months or unwind at a cabin retreat, you’ll be able to immerse yourself fully in the spirit of the season just about anywhere in Iowa—thanks to a number of local, cozy resorts and quintessentially romantic destinations.

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The Highlander Hotel in Iowa City

One of the chicest staying spots in Iowa, The Highlander Hotel is a funky boutique hotel that taps into your funkadelic side. The Highlander Hotel is located in Iowa City, just 10 minutes from the heart of Downtown Iowa City and directly off of I-80.


5 Iowa Snowshoeing Trails

Set aside a day to try snowshoeing if you’re up for something new to fill your snowy days this winter. Exploring Iowa snowshoeing trails is a way to get outside and eventually become completely smitten with your new favorite hobby.

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Prairie Patch Farm in Cedar Rapids

Prairie Patch Farm is a private, 50-acre nature preserve and wildlife refuge near Cedar Rapids that is dedicated to preserving Iowa’s Natural Heritage. This is not your traditional farmland – it is home to 10 llamas, an alpaca, pigs and goats and one-of-a-kind experiences (like llama hikes!)