Everything doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg in order to have some fun with friends, family and/or your little ones. In the Quad Cities, take a look below at all the free fun we have going on around here!
Category Archives: Outdoors
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series throughout the Quad Cities! You’ll be busy every night! Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. Visit their websites for band information.
The Quad Cities is home to many outdoor adventures. From the riverfront trails to the parks filled with nature paths, there is ample opportunity for runners, walkers, hikers and bikers to get active and enjoy the beautiful scenery this area has to offer.
Here are a few egg hunts taking place this year in the region. There are options are for all ages – and many are free for kids and families. Bring a basket or bag to gather eggs!
Spring is officially here.
And if you are like most parents, you are more than ready to get your kids out of the house right away. They need to burn off all the energy from the winter. (Photo below at Illiniwek Forest Preserve)
As parents, we are lucky to raise our kids in a wonderful spot with tons of great family-friendly events and activities. And the learning opportunities! We live in a community with museums, parks and natural wonders like the Mississippi River!
But if you are anything like me, you may miss some of the hidden gems in the area because you get in the habit of going to your favorite spots.
Research shows that much of your child’s brain development occurs before age 5. We can help that brain development in lots of ways, but I especially love taking my son to local spots to help him learn and grow before he enters kindergarten. As a bonus, I enjoy these spots, too.
The first thing that comes to mind when referencing vacation rentals might be Airbnb, VRBO, a meeting space or event hall, or even renting a vehicle. Yes, we have those things too, but there’s so much more to rent to make your vacation even better with some outdoor recreation in the Quad Cities.
You and your sweetheart can have a wonderful time this February with any of these ideas.
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