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Nestled in southeast Iowa, Fairfield is a charming town that seamlessly blends rich history, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine. From the hidden gems of the Underground Railroad Tour at the Carnegie Museum to the culinary delights of the Cider House and Asian Pho Bistro, Fairfield offers a diverse range of experiences for locals and visitors alike. Eat & Drink Dinner at Cider House For an exceptional dining experience, head to Cider House. Located in a renovated apple-packing warehouse, this restaurant offers a unique ambiance and a menu that celebrates locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in a diverse range of dishes, from gourmet pizzas to farm-to-table entrees, all while sipping on their signature hard ciders all while overlooking the beauty of the area. Cider House is a perfect blend of culinary excellence and historical charm. Breakfast at Bountiful Bakery Kick off your day with a delightful breakfast at Bountiful Bakery. Known for…

Halloween is coming fast and there is plenty to do to celebrate the Halloween season in the Fargo area. From haunted attractions to pumpkin patches, and Halloween events, you are sure to stay busy and experience the true meaning of spooky season! Haunted Farm With over 30 years experience, Haunted Farm in Fargo has been scaring locals in the area. Experience the haunted houses, dark maze, haunted woods, clown room, and more in this genuine farm of terror. This is easily one of the spookiest places in the area and was even featured on the World’s Greatest TV Show previously. Check it out every Friday and Saturday through Halloween from 7pm to 11pm. Lost in the Valley Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Head over to Red River Valley Fair Grounds in West Fargo and check out the areas most popular corn maze & pumpkin patch. What makes this spot unique…

La Crosse is a waterfront town located in the driftless region of Wisconsin. If you’ve never explored this area, this is the perfect place for foodies to get great food and experience many local favorites. After spending a few days in the area, I’m excited to share some of the best restaurants you can find in La Crosse, WI. This bustling town has a large variety of flavors to offer that you need to add to your bucket list. Rudy’s Drive-In Step back into the 1960s and experience fast food the old-fashioned way with the classic drive-in at Rudy’s! Their menu is filled with delicious food and classics such as burgers, onion rings, cheese curds, and milkshakes. As soon as you arrive you pull into a stall and order through the speaker. Servers are on roller skates just as they would have been back in the day. They bring your…

If you are headed to Bismarck, North Dakota soon, check out this can’t miss list! These 5 things to do in Bismarck this weekend gives you just a glimpse into the many incredible things to do in the Bismarck-Mandan area. North Dakota’s state capital is packed with fun activities, great food, and so much more! Check out the Dakota Zoo Claiming the title of the biggest zoo in North Dakota, the Dakota Zoo expands over 90 acres and houses over 600 animals. Over 150,000 people visit this zoo each year and it’s no surprise with the many exhibits and variety of animals. Grab a ticket for the train ride around the zoo to get a quick glimpse of everything available or get your walking shoes out and explore the grounds yourself! Check out the new penguin exhibit building as well as the many baby animals you can find from the…

Watertown, South Dakota is a charming and vibrant city nestled in the heart of the Midwest. Watertown has an abundance of attractions that cater to diverse interests, making it a delightful destination for anyone seeking a unique experience. From the adventurous to the artistic, the city offers a plethora of activities that will leave you with cherished memories. Check out some of Watertown’s hidden treasures, popular attractions, and local favorites. Mavericks Steak & Cocktails Mavericks, a rustic steakhouse located in the heart of downtown, offers a captivating dining experience. Savor mouthwatering cuts of steak while immersing yourself in the ambiance of the historic Goss Opera House. Their menu has something for everyone from their salads with a housemade champagne vinaigrette to their award winning wings or even their fall off the bone ribs. Be sure to try one of their carefully crafted cocktails and save room for dessert! The Redlin…

If you are looking for things to do in South Dakota’s state capital you will be blown away by the options. Pierre, South Dakota is the 2nd least populated state capital in the United States but what they lack in population numbers they make up for in adventure, unique eateries, and hospitality. This community sits along the bustling Missouri River and takes full advantage of all the opportunities that the water ways provide. You will find endless places to explore, discover, and dine during your trip but here’s a few highlights to start with! Explore Get on the water Head to Fun Time Rentals in Fort Pierre and rent a kayak, paddle board, or even a boat for the day! With the Missouri river running right between Pierre and Fort Pierre many locals take full advantage of getting out on the water. There are multiple boat launch areas in the…

If you are looking for an area packed with many different things to do then it’s time to check out the Quad Cities area! The Quad Cities area is a group of communities from Iowa and Illinois along the Mississippi River. These vibrant and fun communities all have something unique to offer that you won’t want to miss! Things to do in the Quad Cities Get your caffeine fix on the coffee trail With over 2 dozen coffee shops to choose from, getting your morning pick me up or afternoon slump buster should be no problem in the Quad Cities! The Coffee House is a great option to grab breakfast and also try out one of their famous coffee flights. You can choose from premade flights or have a barista build a mystery one for you and try something new! Don’t forget to sign up for the FREE QC Coffee…

The arts & eats in Marshalltown Iowa are sure to make a vacation you won’t forget. This small town community is filled with big town flavors and an even bigger town art scene! With a population just under 27,000, Marshalltown gives you a great taste of local community, art, culture, and so much more. Eats in Marshalltown Iowa Start your day off with breakfast from Tremont Grille. We stayed at the Tremont Inn which is located above the restaurant and owned by the same people so this was a quick and easy walk to breakfast each morning. They have a variety of breakfast favorites such as omelets, classic breakfast plates, and a unique(at least to me) way of serving breakfast potatoes! These thinly sliced fried potatoes were salty and crispy and were the perfect addition to every meal. Head across the street for an amazing lunch at Smokin’ G’s. I…

If you’re planning a trip to McHenry County, Illinois these are the 5 things you should be adding to your must do list! Stay When staying in McHenry County, Illinois look no further than the Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast in Woodstock, IL. This is probably the best bed and breakfast you will ever stay at in your life. The owners are amazing, the breakfast is absolutely amazing, and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. The most exciting part of the Cherry Tree Inn though is that this is the house from the movie Groundhog Day! Not only is the house from the movie but the town of Woodstock, IL is where the movie was actually filmed. I recommend grabbing a Groundhog Day map in the entry of the Cherry Tree Inn and taking a self guided tour around town looking at all the spots that were included in…

Whether you’re traveling to Bismarck, North Dakota or just passing through, these restaurants are something you definitely don’t want to miss. From fresh bread in a brick oven to heavenly desserts and formal dining, these are just 5 of the best eats in Bismarck you will find. Disclosure: The Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted me for my visit, but all opinions are mine. Laughing Sun Brewing BBQ Pork Nachos at Laughing Sun Brewing Company For a casual and fun evening head over to Laughing Sun Brewing Company. This place brews their own beer, makes incredible BBQ food, and even has axe throwing! Start your meal with the BBQ Pork Nachos or go straight to one of the BBQ plates to get a full taste of the flavors this place has to offer! Check out more from my visit to Laughing Sun Brewing Company here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cd8IzihAKwq/ Copper Dog Cafe Banana…