Spring Break vacation doesn’t need to break the bank; here are four strategies Quad City residents can employ to enjoy an affordable “staycation”.

Best places to visit during Spring Break Quad Cities

Now is the time to indulge yourself and appreciate everything the Quad Cities region offers, such as spring break activities! Let loose and indulge yourself.

Spend some relaxing time at The Spa at Rhythm City Casino Resort or take advantage of Bally’s Quad Cities Romance Package hotel stay, respectively. Did you know the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf is Iowa’s largest hotel? Enjoy fine dining at Keller’s American Grill Restaurant before testing out almost 1,000 slot machines and 20 table games before crossing over to Iowa to try your luck there too.

Quad Cities Spring Break Activities

Start exploring your region’s incredible coffee shops and microbreweries on either of our two trails:

QC Coffee Trail or Ale Trail! Sign up (free!) now, sip away, and earn prizes along these fun journeys!

Take Advantage and Explore Our incredible region boasts more than 100 miles of riverfront trails for exploring. Hop on a bicycle, grab your walking partner, or bring along Fido for an adventure across our Great River Trail, Hennepin Canal Trail, American Discovery Trail, and Mississippi River Trail systems and beyond – or find information on how they work!

Quad Cities Hidden Gems for Spring Break

Make time to visit the glass oculus at the I-74 Bridge pedestrian path with your family on bikes to admire its spectacular Mississippi River views and take some gorgeous photographs – it also makes an excellent photo op! Speaking of bikes, free bike rentals have arrived! Check our social media pages regularly to determine availability.

Indoor activities don’t need to be boring if you want an experience like golf at The Rock Pile at Pebble Creek in LeClaire! Five covered bays offer all-weather driving range practice; when your bucket’s full, head on over to Jerry’s for lunch and cocktails at their full-service outdoor bar!

Explore History and Culture with New Horizons Now

The Quad Cities have an abundant history, from active military installations such as Arsenal Island to deep roots among the Sauk and Meskwaki people. There’s much more than meets the eye to uncover.

Once on the Island, acquire a visitor pass (here’s everything you need to know) and explore everything it has to offer, from walking the national cemetery and Rock Island Arsenal Museum visits to historical attractions like Colonel Davenport House and Memorial Park visits.

Best Places to Visit during Spring Break

At the John Hauberg Museum of Native American Life, visitors can gain a better understanding of Sauk and Meskwaki culture through interpretive maps, artifacts, and seasonal dioramas. Take it one step further with a free audio tour that walks visitors through an entire year in which two Native American tribes that resided within the Mississippi River Valley lived together as one collective community.

The Figge Art Museum is an oasis along the River, boasting work from both international and local artists alike in their current temporary exhibition, “Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition,” running until June. Enjoy science-inspired adventures at Putnam or take part in their monthly lecture series History on Tap (March edition: Bucktown); the March lecture will take place Thursday, March 21.

Hang Out With the Family

Staycations can be an ideal opportunity to reconnect with family. With the QC Family Pass, experience more for less mullah.

Take some time for you and your family to unwind by visiting one or both of the Family Museum or Elevate’s attractions at reduced or complimentary admission prices and taking a jump session for half price at Elevate! Take some time out from your busy lives and do something enjoyable together!

Professional sports is an engaging way to celebrate spring break! The Quad City Steamwheelers open their season at Vibrant Arena on March 22, facing off with Sioux Falls Storm for opening night. And don’t miss the Quad City Storm’s games against Macon Mayhem (March 8, 9) and Peoria Rivermen (March 29-30).

Also Read: Your Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Getaway in the Quad Cities!

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