For the first time ever, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have announced a moratorium on high school sports and activities for a week this summer. From July 25 – August 1, these organizations encourage families to prioritize time outside of sports for rest and relaxation.

This week means that many families will get a whole week to make memories with each other and explore their hometowns! The Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau and Iowa Tourism Office encourage you to participate in Family Week by visiting a local attraction, grabbing a bite to eat from a locally owned restaurant, or staying overnight in a hotel for a family fun staycation!

As an added bonus, several local hotel properties are offering a special discounted rate for you and your family! Check out our hotel packages to browse and book today.

Family-Friendly Activities in Council Bluffs:

The Fun Doesn’t Stop There!

Check out our Summer Family Activities blog for more information and inspiration for your week of uninterrupted family time! There are so many friendly-family things to do in Council Bluffs that we weren’t able to fit it all in one place. For a complete list of attractions in CB and Pottawattamie County, click here. For a complete list of places to eat, click here!

If you want to explore more of the state of Iowa, visit Travel Iowa’s website! They have a ton of great resources to help you plan an amazing trip. Use their trip builder tool to get attraction, restaurant, and shopping recommendations. Don’t forget to check out their passport programs which are a great way to explore Iowa while earning rewards and prizes!

We hope you have a meaningful and fun time with your families during Family Week 2021! Please share your photos with us by tagging @UNleashCB in your pictures and use the hashtag #UNleashCB.

This post was originally published on July 9, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.