Summer is quickly passing by but there is still time to take a much-needed mini-vacation.

In this part of Iowa we call them "Road Trips" because there are so many cool destinations within a short drive.

But make no mistake, Cedar Rapids itself is considered by many as a top Road Trip destination, thanks to a lot of area sites and attractions.

According to Liveability.com our little town of Cedar Rapids ranks in the top ten. In fact we made the top five. Even better, we came in 2nd place overall in the rankings of the Top Ten Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers! 

And why not? We rank high as one of the most affordable places to live. Our downtown  neighborhoods including NewBo and Czech Village are pretty diverse. We have several great city golf courses, some really nice parks, and a healthy local restaurant scene.

Plus nearby destinations like Iowa City, the Amana Colonies, Dubuque and Le Claire are all just a short drive away. So get out and enjoy these last few days of summer with an Eastern Iowa road trip!