Romantic vineyard-hopping in Iowa.
Wine and Dine in Cedar Rapids, IA
Credit: Courtesy of Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery

Surrounded by valleys and hills, the agrarian history of Cedar Rapids makes a beautiful backdrop for its vibrant community. With its galleries, museums, fine dining, and vineyards, Iowa’s second-biggest city—the onetime home of artist Grant Wood, who painted American Gothic—is a perfect weekend destination.

Tabor Home Vineyards & Winery

Sample wines from Iowa-grown grapes at the inviting winery, which also hosts summer “Music in the Vineyards” concerts.

National Motorcycle Museum

Bikers and nonbikers alike will appreciate the free-spirited romance of the 230 vintage motorcycles.

The Blue Strawberry Coffee Company

Grab a pick-me-up coffee or pastry at the homey coffee shop.

Belmont Hill Victorian Bed & Breakfast

Unlike some B&Bs, the charming 1882 brick inn features private baths—and free high-speed Internet access, if you just can’t disconnect.