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20 Things To Do With Your Partner in Dubuque

Dubuque is the perfect date destination.

Explore where Iowa started with your significant other.

Test Your Luck

Dubuque is home to two casinos! Check out the Diamond Jo and Q Casinos for a day of games.


Take In A Concert

It is the season for outdoor concerts.Enjoy America’s River Festival or the Backwater series at the Q Casino all summer long.

Be Pampered

Have a relaxing getaway at Potosa Spa in the Hotel Julien. Massages, facials, and more make for a luxurious weekend.

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Watch Wildlife

See the eagles soar from Eagle Point Park. Sitting high upon the bluffs of the Mississippi River, this park is home to breathtaking views for bird watching and picnicking.

Create A Masterpiece

Utilize your creativity and paint a work of art at Board & Brush or Pinot’s Palette. Not only do you get a memorable experience, but you get a built-in souvenir from your trip to Dubuque.


Ride Around

Did you know Dubuque has over 50 miles of paved bike trails? Bring your bikes for a historic ride through where Iowa started.

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Take A Cruise

Enjoy a happy hour cruise on the Mississippi River. Watch the sunset over the bluffs from the river aboard the American Lady.

Solve A Mystery

Head to Stone Cliff Winery for their Mystery Dinner Theater. The show includes a four-course dinner and their locally made wine. Get your tickets early for this seasonal event.

Get Educated on Beer

The National Brewery Museum is just a short drive from Dubuque and full of fun facts about Iowa’s favorite beverage. It’s just across the river in Potosi, Wisconsin. So close, you can practically see it from Dubuque!

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Eat Fresh

Known for their farm to table cuisine, Brazen Open Kitchen serves up the freshest food around. Not to mention it is now internationally known for their chef, Kevin Scharpf, who was a Top Chef contestant!

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Road Trip

The Great River Road was made for a long scenic drive along the Mississippi. Explore all of the iconic places in Eastern Iowa from Balltown to Bellevue on a road trip.

Putt The Day Away

The Midwest was made for golfing, with its lush green space and epic views. Have a golf outing with your spouse at Bunker Hill.

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Delightful in the finest southern food and bbq in the area at Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ. Make sure to dine on an evening when they have live blues or jazz for something extra special at the restaurant housed in historic Potter’s Mill of Bellevue.

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Head To The Ridge

Another Bellevue favorite tops our list! River Ridge Brewing is the latest addition to the hops scene in Eastern Iowa.

Dance The Night Away

Country music is king in Dubuque. Head out the Dubuque County Fairgrounds for Wild West Wednesday for couples and line dancing to all your favorite country tunes.

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Play Pac Man

Are you are your significant other competitive? Backpocket Brewing has loads of arcade games to make an evening of sipping beer and a little friendly competition.

Do A Triple Salchow

Every season is a good one for ice skating. Whether it is at the outdoor rinks after a fresh snowfall or to cool off in the summer at Mystique Ice Arena, you can’t go wrong with a skating date.

Ride In A Horse Drawn Carriage

See the historic sites of Downtown Dubuque by a horse-drawn carriage. Pick up this ride in Cable Car Square!


Take Flight

Dubuque newest brewery takes beer flights to a new level. Try ‘The Big D’, a flight featuring 14 beers on tap.

Go Apple Picking

Fall is an iconic season for travelers along the Mississippi. But one of our favorite past times is picking apples at Czipars!