It’s been a great first year for our blog about the Quad Cities. The first blog post was in March and over 100 blog posts followed. This year the team of 5 bloggers has covered food, family fun, festivals, outdoor recreation, shopping, gardens, music, and more. What was the top 10 of 2015?
10. Rock Island’s Hidden Gem: Ganson’s Neighborhood Cafe & Bakery
From gluten-free French toast to gluten-free scones, coupled with Eggs Benedict, gluten-free cake and their famous Italian Beef sandwiches, Ganson’s knows how to serve up a good time!
9. 6 Local Family Events for Fall
If you are itching to enjoy fall in all its pumpkin-spice-apple-cider-warm-mittens glory, then the Quad Cities has you covered. Throughout autumn, there are so many awesome events appealing to families.
8. My New Favorite Place for Breakfast
I kept hearing people talk about these legendary Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, how they have changed the world of breakfast as we know it, and after my third friend insisted I get down there and try them, I listened and I was blown away by everything we ate.
7. A Dose of Farm Fun
I love that in the Quad Cities, we’re only a short drive from fun on a farm. There’s really something special about a Midwest farm. What kids don’t love farm animals and space to roam (or run)?
6. Crisp Weather Means Fall Craft Shows and Bazaars
When the weather turns breezy and crisp and you grab for a light jacket, the Quad Cities starts enticing the seasonal shopper with many fall craft shows and bazaars.
5. 9 Favorites for Water Fun in the Quad Cities
This takes you back to summer. Summertime is the best time to dust off the swimsuit and towel. And there are so many great spots to cool off and have fun.
4. 5 Bakeries to Visit this Holiday Season
We are pretty lucky in the Quad Cities, because we have a lot of places that one could visit to get a hand-crafted, tasty treat.
3. FREE Summer Concerts in the Quad Cities
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series throughout the Quad Cities! You’ll be busy every night!
2. 6 Reasons Why LeClaire is the Midwest’s Top Travel Destination
Like a cosmopolitan version of a Norman Rockwell painting, LeClaire offers visitors the perfect blend of the traditions of yesteryear with a vibrant contemporary pulse that makes it irresistible to kids of all ages!
1. Favorite pumpkin patches in the Quad Cities
In a throwback to Halloween, everyone wants to find the perfect pumpkin.