North of Island City Harbor about 45 minutes is Dubuque, IA. It's a very historic river town that offers night life, great dining experiences, and a host of local attractions. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium offers a fantastic look at the entire river that's fun for the whole family!
A quick drive south, Clinton offers you many things to do with a river view. Within a 65-acre park-like setting, you can play in the aquatic center, attend a Class 1A baseball game, enjoy a game of tennis, listen to a live performance in the band shell, attend a professional theater production aboard a renovated paddle wheel boat and visit the historical museum.
Savanna, IL is located just across the river from Island City Harbor. Good food and great antique shops can be found there... or if you're more into relaxing, head over to the Mississippi Palisades State Park. The park offers breath taking views of the river and surrounding areas.
About 35 miles away, the City of Galena is located in the northwestern corner of the Illinois. The community and surrounding county offers year-round natural beauty and activities for the perfect extended getaway or day trip. They are renowned for unparalleled opportunities to experience art, history, architecture, recreation, and rest and relaxation.