With winter out of the way, we know you're itching to get out of the house and enjoy all the great outdoor activities that the Quad Cities has to offer.

Walk through a beautiful botanical center, enjoy a beverage at a local distillery, or get those cobwebs off your bike and take a ride down a riverfront trail. No matter your interest, we've got an affordable getaway that you won't forget. Check out some of our recommendations below, or dive into our interactive events calendar for a comprehensive look at all there is to see and do during this great season.
Quad Cities in bloom The Quad Cities is known for beautiful botanical centers and blooming gardens along the Mississippi River. Get out and enjoy the color of the season!
Explore more Visit Vander Veer Botanical Park or the Quad City Botanical Center
Rent a bike and ride along the beautiful riverfront trails
See all of our local parks for great outdoor adventures
Visit a local microbrewery or distillery With great passion and creativity our microbreweries and distilleries have created award-winning craft beers and spirits! Enjoy our ales, lagers, porters, wheats, stouts and seasonal brews. Try our locally distilled vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon and moonshine. Plus, take a tour or grab some delicious cuisine to go along with your tasting adventure.
Explore more Visit one of our local microbreweries for great drinks and good food
Take a tour and get samples of award-winning spirits at our local distilling companies
Go ride a bike The Quad Cities is at the crossroads of the national Mississippi River Trail and American Discovery Trail. Whether you're into riverfront bike paths, in-town cruising or mountain biking, the Quad Cities has over 100 miles of trails to enjoy.
Explore more View our comprehensive biking guide with maps of local trails
Check out a multi-day itinerary for an outdoor adventure with bike trails, hiking, and more
Take a look at our affordable bike rentals
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