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8 Trip Ideas to Make the Most of Summer

Posted on June 13, 2022 at 8:17 AM by Noa Finken

Have some fun this summer while soaking up the sun! Make new memories you'll treasure forever. Below are some awesome summer vacation ideas that your whole family (or friend group) will love.


1. Go on a road trip

Plan your route (or don't for some added adventure) and hit the road. Explore unique spots and tourist attractions along the way. Be sure to take plenty of pictures, too!


2. Relax at a local beach

I know what you're probably thinking, Iowa is nowhere near the coast. However, you don't have to go far to play in the sand or chill out along the shore. It's not exactly the ocean, but hanging out at the lake can be just as fun. So, pack up your beach towel, some snacks, and plenty of water and hit the beach.

Our recommendation: Big Creek Beach (Saylorville Lake) or Arnolds Park Public Beach (Okoboji Lake)


3. Visit a water park

Plan a weekend trip and spend some time at a water park. Whether you live for the thrill water slides give you or prefer lounging by the pool, water parks have something for everyone to enjoy.

Our recommendation: Adventure Bay Waterpark (Altoona, IA)


4. Explore a new city

Take a day or two to walk around a city you've never been to. Shop at local businesses and see what cool things the town has to offer. The downtown area is a great place to start! You can even plan ahead by checking out the city's website.


5. Stay at an amusement park

Another great option is spending a weekend at an amusement park. No worries if roller coasters aren't your thing. There are plenty of other fun rides to entertain you, not to mention delicious food.

Our recommendation: Adventureland (Altoona, IA)


6. Go camping

Explore the great outdoors and wander where the Wi-Fi is weak. There are a lot of nice campgrounds in Iowa. Roasting marshmallows over the campfire and making s'mores is one of the best parts!


7. Get away for a week

Book a flight and go someplace nice. Is your ideal destination tropical, or are you looking for something more adventurous? Do something for yourself and go somewhere that makes you happy. Bring along some friends for double the fun!


8. Take the kids to Disney World

If you have young children and feel like splurging a little this summer, why not take them to "The Happiest Place On Earth?" Watching your kids have the time of their lives is well worth the trip. If you're worried about money being tight, ask us about our vacation loans!


Do you have a fun vacation planned this Summer? Let us know in the comments!

And don't forget to call us ahead of time so we can add a travel alert to your debit card.


Contact our lending team for more information regarding vacation loans or to schedule a consultation: (515) 232-1654


Noa Finken

Marketing Specialist

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