Cedar Rapids Named Second-Best Home Base City for U.S. Road Trips
posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in Grow Cedar Valley
Read the original article from Molly Duffy, Writer for The Gazette
Livability.com recently released their 10 Best Home Base Cities for Road Tripper, naming the City of Cedar Rapids the second-best. The ranking considered the “home base cities’” cost of living, central location, scenery and “quirky roadside attractions,” according to a news release. Cedar Rapids’ easy access to multiple metros — including St. Louis, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Kansas City — pushed it near the top of the list.
Some highlighted places to stop on your drive include The Field of Dreams, the Devonian Fossil Gorge , the Fenelon Place Elevator, The Machine Shed and the Dubuque Arboretum.
The Road Trip Cities ranking this year was Livability’s first, the site’s editor-in-chief Winona Dimeo-Ediger said in an email.
“Cedar Rapids is a great place to live if you’re someone who loves doing something totally different (or going somewhere new) every weekend,” she said. “A few years ago I took a 10-hour road trip from Tennessee to Iowa to visit Fong’s Pizza. So I can vouch for Cedar Rapids as not just an amazing jumping-off point, but also a great destination.”
Congrats to the City of Cedar Rapids for receiving this ranking!