Leave all your troubles and responsibilities behind and experience a romantic getaway to Le Claire with your favorite person. This quaint town, which is recognized as one of America's Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel, offers the perfect escape from daily life with their homey restaurants, unique shops and beautiful views of the Mississippi River.
Where to Go
Located on the historic Cody Road, Libations Lane features a brewery, distillery and winery all in a two-block radius, so there's no reason to settle in one spot for the evening. Try a variety of craft beers from Green Tree Brewery, witness the process of liquor creation at the Mississippi River Distilling Company and do a wine tasting at Wide River Winery.
Splurge on a delightful cruise aboard an authentic, Victorian-era riverboat for the perfect night of romance on the water. Riverboat Twilight offers one and two-day river cruises as well as hour-and-a-half long sightseeing cruises.
Home of the History Channel's infamous American Pickers, this two-story former fabrication shop houses some of the Iowa duo's best picks as well as some merchandise for their biggest fans. Their rows upon rows of beautiful antiques thrill history buffs and home decorators alike.
Where to Eat
The classy comfort food served in a historic mansion that overlooks the Mississippi River makes Crane & Pelican Cafe one of Le Claire's best attractions. With a made-from-scratch menu, beautiful scenery and the historic charm found within the Dawley House, this spot offers a truly relaxing and unique destination.
2. Blue Iguana
Experience authentic Mexican cuisine, delicious margaritas and a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River with a visit to Blue Iguana. Located in the heart of the river town, there's nothing better than relaxing on their outdoor patio on a warm summer night.
Where to Stay
With two gorgeous locations in Le Claire, Grasshopper's Guesthouses Too and Three offer wonderful views of the river, beautiful decorations and all the amenities of a home away from home. Both guest houses comfortably sleep four guests.Guesthouse Too is located in downtown Le Claire, and Guesthouse III is centrally located on a hilltop.