You may already have had your big trip this year, or maybe it's coming up, but if you're looking to add another one to the list this year, because yes we deserve two vacations in 2021, we have a quick list of some of the best-priced spots that are pretty quick drives from the Quad Cities.

Vacations are important to me because they truly help me and many others escape the stress of the "real world." If you haven't had a chance to take a trip yet hopefully one of these spots will offer you something great!

1. Wisconsin Dells

Let's get the obvious one out of the way first! We all know about the Dells, but this spot is perfect for a week-long trip, or just a quick weekend stop. It has countless different activities, and many of the parks offer great deals for families. Here are a few:

Mt. Olympus

Noahs Ark 

Chula Vista

Wilderness Resort

2. Rhythm City Casino Resort

A perfect trip for you and that special someone. Rhythm City Casino Resort is a casino and resort located in Davenport, Iowa. It's basically right down the road! This makes for a great weekend getaway.

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3. Mall Of America

This one is a bit of a drive, but the Mall of America has so much to offer that this trip could be more than just a day trip or even a weekend trip. There are days of activities here, and it is surrounded by hotels ranging from all prices.

4. Adventureland 

Adventureland is much more than just a day trip, with a theme park, and waterpark its the perfect place to spend two days, and right next to the park in their Adventureland hotel. If you have a free weekend, this may be the spot!

5. Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is an ideal and well-priced weekend vacation!

6. Chicago

Another pretty obvious one. A great weekend or week-long trip for the family, or just for the parents! A few spots worth staying could be these:

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown South Loop

Hyatt Place Chicago Midway Airport

Hopefully one of the spots can offer a quick, fun, and relaxing vacation for you and your loved ones!


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