Aug 21 - Aug 22
Hotels in Downtown Dubuque start at $179 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
You don’t want a fast-paced vacation, moving at breakneck speed from one attraction to another. This time around, you want to visit a place where it’s encouraged to savor peaceful moments along a river front and count the shades of leaves in local trees. You yearn for serene walks down quaint streets that remind you of your childhood, and easy journeys down the grand Mississippi River aboard a riverboat. Whether there’s a chill in the air or the sunshine is plentiful, you want to lose your worries somewhere between a regional winery and a nature walk. Welcome to Dubuque.
This Iowa city dazzles from above. Take a biplane ride above Dubuque in the autumn, and orange leaves blend into candy-colored houses and majestic church steeples. In the winter, bone-white snow blankets the terrain, creating a frosty wonderland that pleads for you to snap into a set of skis. Book a stay in one of our hotels in downtown Dubuque, such as the Redstone Inn and Suites or Hotel Julien Dubuque, and getting to the best parts of the city is a breeze.
It’s easy to let your artistic spirit take flight in Dubuque. Begin your foray into the creative with a stop at the Dubuque Museum of Art, where the exhibits range from river soundscapes to permanent collections celebrating 20th-century American Regionalism. Once you’ve gained inspiration from the paintings here, productions at the Rising Star Theatre Company and Grand Opera House give a whole new meaning to art in motion. Close your eyes and feel the electric energy of talent swirl through the room. Each April, the city hosts the Julien Dubuque Film Festival, where thousands of filmmakers come prepared to showcase their digital artistry. With visions of ballet and theater dancing through your head, falling asleep in one of our hotels near downtown Dubuque will be sweeter than ever.
Dubuque encourages you to get healthy doses of fresh air, revitalizing your energy and massaging away any tensions within. With a paddle in the water and peace in your heart, you can make your way down the Dubuque Water Trail via kayak or canoe. On the Mississippi River, paddleboard lessons and paddleboard yoga give you the chance to breathe in happiness and breathe out stress. In the Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area, hiking and wildlife spotting are the perfect way to boost your adrenaline in the great outdoors. Strap on some tennis shoes and put your phone on airplane mode, ready to soak up the beauty of Iowan nature. You can also fly down a zipline nearby. Come winter, Dubuque’s snow-covered open spaces beckon you to snow-shoe, cross-country ski, and sled to your heart’s content.
Whether you seek time in the sun or the snow, Dubuque offers a charming retreat that delights your senses. Book cheap hotels in Dubuque on Travelocity, and let the heartland take you away.