Last Minute Weekend Getaway in Dubuque
In need of a spur of the moment getaway? Look no further than Dubuque!
Between jaw-dropping seasonal attractions, delicious local eateries, and something new around every corner, you will want to take this trip sooner rather than later!
Start the weekend off right with fuel for the road.
Grab a cup of coffee from Monk's Kaffee Pub, a quirky hipster haven in the historic Cable Car Square. Get your Java to go or stay all day cozied up at this local favorite.
Spend your day perusing the quaint shops of Bluff Street.
Pick up a one-of-a-kind gift from The Midwest Girl, every flavor of peanut butter imaginable at Calico Bean Market, or an Irish heirloom at Shamrock Imports.
Test your luck at one of Dubuque's finest casinos
Whether you are looking for an evening at the table, a delectable dinner, or world-class entertainment, Diamond Jo Casino and Q Casino are a Friday night must.
You can't beat a sunrise on the Mississippi River
Make it even better with a hike to the Julien Dubuque Monument at Mines of Spain for an overlook only worthy of our city's founder.
Refresh your mind with a tour of Dubuque's local breweries.
With 7 Hills, Backpocket Taproom, and Jubeck Brewing all within walking distance, you can truly have a taste of it all.
Treat your taste buds to one of our many delectable local eateries
Delectable fine dining at Pepper Sprout, burgers and beer at Barrel House, a Mexican feast at Salsa’s. Dubuque has it all.
Eat your way to foodie heaven at one of Dubuque's brunch hot spots.
Taste a farm fresh breakfast at Brazen Open Kitchen, feed your southern soul at Flatted Fifth Blues + BBQ, or chill out with casual bites at 1st + Main.
Experience river life up close
Explore the river from the delta of Louisana to the banks of where Iowa started. With a stingray touch tank, 3D/4D theater and traveling world-class exhibits, the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is sure to please.
Take a ride up the shortest steepest funicular railway in the world
See the breathtaking cityscape and Tri-State region atop the bluff at night for a truly unique view of where Iowa started.