Introducing the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids North

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, February 10, 2014

Expand your travel horizons with a trip to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Located just 100 miles east of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in The Hawkeye State. You’ll find entertainment, art, shopping, and dining in the city’s vibrant downtown area. Sports, museums, and a variety of outdoor activities are also nearby to make this trip a treat for all visitors. You will find these amazing attractions and activities just minutes from the newest addition to our hotel family, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids North.

Country Inns & Suites exterior

Visitors will love exploring the downtown area. You can meet your entertainment quota for the year just by catching a show at the McGrath Amphitheatre and U.S. Cellular Center. Plan your trip around your favorite band or a national family-show performance and you won’t be disappointed! Keep your visit well-rounded with a tour of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. This impressive museum was established in 1905 and boasts more than 5,000 works of art.

Cedar Rapids Art Museum Photo by Flickr user pasa47

Your senses of sight and sound will be blissfully satisfied – along with your sense of smell and taste – once you try the local cuisine. From early in the morning to late at night, Red’s Public House is an excellent choice for guilty-pleasure food and drinks. Located in the historic Ely Building, Zins Restaurant is an outstanding choice for a special night out on the town. Their award-winning small-plate creations are so delicious that you’ll wish you had a bigger plate! Finish off the night with a game of pool at the Irish Democrat or a tasty nightcap at the Parlor City Pub & Eatery.

The Czech Village and New Bohemia Main Street District is a must on your Cedar Rapids itinerary. This vibrant and bustling area spans both sides of the Cedar River, just south of downtown. Visitors will be beyond impressed by the music, art, food, and shopping options. Rich in diversity and history, this cultural district is famous for the NewBo City Market, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, and the African American Museum of Iowa.

There are also plenty of fun outdoor and sporting options in Cedar Rapids. Get your adrenaline pumping by hiking through the gorgeous Indian Creek Nature Center, then head to the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena to watch a thrilling game of RoughRiders hockey. Finally, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun with the city’s 74 parks and four golf courses.

Cedar Rapids is known as “The City of Five Seasons,” with the fifth season reflecting on the time residents and visitors take to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the other four seasons. Visitors will adore the friendly faces and hospitality they are sure to find in this Iowa destination. Few places can offer both a small-town feel with modern attractions and rich culture. Experience Cedar Rapids for yourself and you’ll never want to leave. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Cedar Rapids North looks forward to being your home away from home, year after year.