We headed to Rock Island’s Longview Park this weekend – a favorite of ours going back to when my husband and I had our first date together playing disc golf – and confirmed, yet again, why this is one of our very favorite Quad Cities parks. If you have babies or toddlers, you MUST go and check out the Expression Swings!
There’s a new shop in Rock Island and it’s creating quite a splash. The owner, Christiana Headley, is a Quad City native and she opened Splash “to help you relax, rejuvenate and pamper yourself.” She has a great Facebook LIVE video describing why she is passionate about helping others take care of themselves.
I am not one to choose chain restaurants when I go out to eat. The Quad Cities is fortunate to have a good mix of locally owned ethnic restaurants that allow you to taste foods from around the world. Last weekend to celebrate Brian’s birthday, we chose Indian food. What a celebration of flavors, color and texture it was!
The Quad Cities has had a vibrant craft-brewing scene since the 1990s. There are several to visit on both sides of the river, each offering a unique experience for visitors.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good cup of coffee. Or chai tea. Or hot chocolate. Really, I’ll take anything warm in a giant mug.
Pair this with a great atmosphere and friendly baristas, and I’m basically in heaven.
Luckily for me (and for you), there are loads of incredible coffee shops in the Quad Cities area. Whether meeting with a friend, working on your latest project, or just needing a boost of caffeine, there are plenty of options.
This year’s lineup includes more than 30 restaurants, each offering their own “meal deals” between February 27 and March 5. Here are four restaurants that will be participating in Quad Cities Restaurant Week. Find out what deals will broaden your taste buds’ horizons.
Off 53rd Street there is a new restaurant in town, but it is much different than any other place in the Quad Cities. Simple Superfood Café, which opened up in mid-August, is a raw food, vegan, allergy-friendly, and gluten free establishment that is more than just a place to grab a bite. The owner, Clay Graft, and the employees genuinely care about the health of your body and the fuel you put into it.
The College Hill District is located around the intersection of 14th Avenue and 30th Street in Rock Island, Illinois. The area has grown from being a small business area supported by Augustana College students to a vibrant retail area of the Quad Cities.
There are over 60 different businesses; from antiques and vintage wares to specialty teas, coffees, and restaurants that one could easily spend an afternoon there.
If you are looking for a short day trip for antique and plant shopping, I think that taking Route 6 east from Coal Valley, Illinois, to Atkinson, Illinois, is one perfect straight shot. I took this trip last week on a sunny spring day.