Lodging

Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

*Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn was complimentary. The opinions in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa City, IA: Johnson County How many times have you requested a room with a view? Thanks to the new Hilton Garden Inn near the University of Iowa campus and overlooking exciting Downtown Iowa… Continue reading Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

Iowa City, IA:Johnson County We had to travel a whole 0.0 miles for this gallivant because Overnight #7, on this year’s RAGBRAI route, is in our hometown of Iowa City and we couldn’t wait to scout this party out. It was 42 years ago when RAGBRAI last spent the night in Iowa City and this town prepping… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City, IA:  Johnson County There’s always been a lot to do in Downtown Iowa City and, in recent years, the district has added A LOT more to experience with A LOT more on the way. We’ve been to several local meat lockers on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip, but we’re not forgetting the metro areas and their hard… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Downtown Iowa City

East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Hey, Northside……Beer Me!

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County When the afternoon of October 3rd came to a close, there were many Iowans feeling on top of their game. From 11am to 4pm, we enjoyed one of the most perfect autumn days you could ever ask for. A crisp morning, warm mid-day and the slight coolness of the evening settling… Continue reading Hey, Northside……Beer Me!

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Four: An Express Ticket to “Farmageddon”

Coralville, IA: Johnson County Iowa City, IA: Johnson County 3/5 of Team Goodvin left from our home in Hills, took a train in Coralville, unloaded in University Heights and walked to the stadium in Iowa City. That’s right, four towns in 30 minutes. And the drive, from Hills to the Coralville, was the longest part.… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Four: An Express Ticket to “Farmageddon”

East Central Iowa

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Two: An Army of Eternal Youth

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County It’s late August in, Iowa City, and that means one thing. The trickle of students coming into this college town has turned into a full on swarm! And my favorite part of the IC welcome wagon is the annual Taste of Iowa City. Our downtown district showcases it’s establishments to… Continue reading The Iowa City Expedition-Part Two: An Army of Eternal Youth