If you are ever in need of a way to spend the afternoon, perhaps you have relatives in town or have a night kid-free, one can easily spend a whole day on 2nd Street in Davenport. Whether you come across the Mississippi River on the Centennial Bridge or the Arsenal, there are so many interesting places to visit between the two bridges.
2nd Street has a lot of shops that have recently popped that are home to beautiful, and some locally made wares. Abernathy’s and Crafted Quad Cities offer interesting, artist items that you won’t find most places.
As well as SIS International Shop for those looking for Fair Trade goods from around the world.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, there are several fantastic restaurants along 2nd Street, with a great variety of environments available. (Stop in at Chocolate Manor for a great sweet snack.) If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, Sippi’s and Barrel House would suit your needs; they both have good food, nice beer selections and outdoor seating available. (I personally recommend the homemade bread pudding at Sippi’s; it is one of my favorite QC desserts!)
If you would like to take in a live show, there is the River Music Experience as well at the River Center/Adler Theatre that have a wide range of music and other entertainment acts available throughout the year.
Downtown Davenport as a whole always has a lot going on, but I was recently quite impressed with all that just 2nd Street had to offer. If you happen to visit, lose track of time and end up needing to stay, there’s always Radisson Quad City Plaza, which happens to have great brunch.