Fall has arrived leaving us all excited for the coming days of stepping on crunchy leaves, pulling out boots from the back of the closet, sipping pumpkin spice lattes, and enjoying our favorite fall activities. While there have been many changes this year, especially in regards to travel, you still deserve to relax and enjoy the beauty of autumn in Council Bluffs. Take a break from the monotony of life sheltered at home by staying in the comforts of one of Council Bluffs’ hotels.

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UNcover Fall Festivities!

A perfect fall day at Ditmars Orchard!

Slow down and relax on your staycation and enjoy small-town farm fun! Saddle up or hop on the hayrack ride and explore the Loess Hills at Shady Lane Ranch. Feed and interact with the silly Pygmy goats at Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard after completing the corn maze or take a short 30-minute drive to Pumpkin Hill Farms in Neola to find your perfect pumpkin and meet the alpacas, donkeys, and chickens that roam the farm!

UNdeniably Relaxing

Staying at a hotel will take you away from stresses at home (no chores here!) and allow you the downtime you need to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy a few days of sleeping in, eating out, relaxing soaks in your room's tub, and use of hotel amenities like casinos, pools, spas, and gyms. (For the latter, please check with your hotel on their amenity policies at the time of your stay.) 

Make the trip a quiet couple's getaway, a time of self-care just for you, or bring along the kids for some quality family time — you can even bring your pets at some CB hotels. It's your staycation, and it should be UNforgettable in a way that best suits what you need to recharge. 

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UNleash a New Side of CB

Lewis & Clark Monument

In addition to your hotel stay, a staycation is a great time to explore your city and do things you normally don't have time to. And in Council Bluffs many things can be done safely outdoors or with social distancing practices like getting out on our many trails, or visiting all 14 of the Eagle of Honor statues along the Stars and Bronze Tribute Trail. Perhaps you haven't visited Hitchcock Nature Center in a while or maybe you've never taken in a sunset view at Lewis & Clark Monument? Now's the time! 

How about trying that new restaurant you've been meaning to go to? Take a break from cooking during your staycation. Check out our full list of restaurants in Council Bluffs and take your pick. The list also shows which restaurants are offering dine-in, carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery options to best suit your comfort levels. You can also visit our blog for more detailed dining ideas.

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Start planning your staycation with these hotel packages from our hotel partners! Save money with discounted rooms and start relaxing. 

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This post was originally published on May 30, 2020 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.