MopedU equips commuters with a fuel-efficient, compact mode of transportation to conduct their daily travels. Customers can climb atop a MopedU recreational park moped and enjoy a full day of serene riding around Palisades Park off Highway 30. The recreational journey allows adventurous riders to explore the lay of the land, urban escapees to unwind outside city limits, and weekend campers to obtain firewood from town instead of from price-gouging woodchuck markets. Park moped rentals run Friday–Sunday.
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Marion/Cedar Rapids sits about 30 minutes from both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Each morning, a complimentary continental breakfast of danish pastries, bagels, and cereal is served. Nearby attractions include a golf driving range and two shopping malls. You can also learn about the local history by visiting the National Czech & Slovak Museum or the Amana Colonies, a living history site close by.
At Serendipity's Salon, a certified aesthetician pampers her clients with traditional spa services, including European facials with added arm and leg massages, deep chemical exfoliation, and waxing. The staff also specializes in eastern-influenced treatments, such as henna tattooing and threading services for eyebrows, faces, or stuffed animals tired of wearing the same old expression.
Inside a converted bank, JOY helps customers look like a million bucks with clothes and accessories priced at considerably less than one million dollars. An array of designer labels (prices range from $50 to $80+), including BCBG, Laundry, Free People, and Michael Stars, brings a sleek, urban sophistication to small-town fashion palettes. Carefully selected handbags, shoes, and jewelry ensure that you find piquant accoutrements to match your fashion temperament.
A golf training ground with indoor and outdoor practice facilities, Woods to Wedges invites club-wielding trainees to shore up unstable swings year round. Aspiring aces can tame disobedient drives with a private 45-minute lesson from PGA instructor Tim Chrzan, who scares off unwelcome slices and snap-hooks with an incisive understanding of swing mechanics and a gunny sack of golf balls painted like eyeballs. Those bearing a punch card for 10 buckets of range balls reap 115 dimpled orbs during each session, each of which obediently prostrates itself at the spiked feet of its master before lifting off into the stratus. Punch-card sessions can be used at one of Woods to Wedges' two indoor hitting bays or at the outdoor range, where all-grass tees emulate natural course conditions and help break pathological nine-irons from their irrational fear of dirt. Woods to Wedges rounds out its all-encompassing practice facilities with a practice sand trap, an indoor putting green, and video swing-analysis technology during instruction.
At Ultimate Body Shaping, certified personal trainer Mary Drake cultivates a supportive, results-oriented environment for shedding excess body fat and keeping it off. During boot camp, guests hustle through a circuit-style workout, lifting barbells and kettlebells while also pounding out kickboxing jabs and roundhouse kicks. Workouts are varied to keep muscles constantly working and often incorporate good, old-fashioned pushups, sit-ups, and breakups with cheeseburger barbells. Mary creates a supportive environment where fellow boot campers urge each other to take their efforts to the next level.