You need not spend a fortune to be at San Francisco when a small hill town in Iowa could give you similar flavors of such a region. The artistic bent of the region as well as scenic and downtown hills are what makes Burlington in Iowa distinct. The town has much to offer, streets like Snake Alley that would make you feel as if you are in a Harry Potter novel.
The town claims to have some of the crookedest alleys in the world which gives the town an offbeat vibe that makes it unique. Burlington has scenic beauties such as sloping hills and a suspension bridge that crosses over the Mississippi river. The town has a business district that is in its nascent stage and has quirky finds to offer such as Weird Harold’s which is a shop that sells vintage records.
You will enjoy going about this town on a budget as well as planning your explorations around the region. The town is known to host music bands in good weather and summer time offers great brand music and festivals to enjoy here. There is a vintage theatre in the downtown area that has classic films that are often run free. You will enjoy your meals and drinks at the cocktail lounges and wine bistros that offer the most for your money as compared to what you will get in other Midwestern towns.
The town is not without modern attractions as well. My friends, Sarah and Tommy who own www.roofing518.com in Albany New York, have visited Burlington before they had kids and said it is a great place to visit if you are up for things that are different. The attitude and ambience are really low-key and cool so they say. Definitely a melting pot of a variety of experiences for sure. There is a popular fun city that will keep your kids amused, with indoor as well as outdoor amusement complex and activities. You will enjoy the resort and casino facilities here yourself.
Stop by Huck’s Harbor Water Park that offers you a fun filled time with different water recreational activities that come at reasonable rentals.
Crapo Park is a scenic community park in town. It has an arboretum with a lake as well as a botanical garden. It is a popular venue for summer concerts as well.
Enjoy all this and much more when you are here, flavors of larger cultural cities like San Francisco, but a more laid back feel, akin to a small town destination.