Davenport, IA Vacation Rentals

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Davenport Travel Guide

Davenport, Iowa is a picturesque town on the border between Illinois and Iowa. The Mississippi River and the town's interesting history see visitors return to Davenport year after year. Many events and festivals take place here all year round, such as the Mississippi Valley Fair and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. Davenport was founded around 1800 and due to its turbulent past, museums, and landmarks, is a hit with history buffs. Plus, for outdoor enthusiasts, there are also over 50 different park, 26 picnic areas, and over 20 miles of trails to explore in Davenport. For visitors who love nature but want to be close to a city, Davenport is the perfect getaway location.

Things to Do in Davenport

There are plenty of great things to do in Davenport, and with such a wide selection of museums and parks, it's no wonder Davenport is a favorite with families.

Visit the Figge Art Museum -- a very modern building with amazing art pieces on display. Equally, the Putnam Museum and Science Center is a fun place for adults and children to learn about cool experiments and facts. The Family Museum of Art and Sciences is another designated museum for families and makes for a great day out. To delve into the history and heritage of Davenport, check out the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archives, a place dedicated to music and its impact within the town. Elsewhere, the Colonel Davenport House was built in mid 1830s and is the oldest-standing building in Davenport.

Vander Veer Botanical Park is an amazing park where visitors can see postcard-worthy plants and butterflies -- just remember to have your camera fully charged on arrival! Centennial Park and Sunderbruch Park Trails are also popular for hiking and biking, boasting stunning views -- especially in fall when the paths are littered with red, orange, and yellow leaves.

If you're traveling around the festive period make sure to visit the downtown area for impressive decorations and street performances. The Festival of Trees is a particularly cool event for children, where they can meet Santa, bake gingerbread cookies, and listen to stories.

Best Places to Stay in Davenport

The best area to stay in Davenport is the Village area in the downtown section -- home to historical buildings, cute cafes, and restaurants all just around the corner from vacation rentals. The Vander Veer historical district is also great if you want to be close to the museums and the botanical garden, but if you want to have easier access to trails and parks, choose the area close to the river bank. Davenport has plenty of amazing vacation rentals suitable for large groups and families.

Best Time to Visit Davenport

The best time to visit Davenport is from July to August when the weather is warm and great for outdoor activities. The average temperature from May to September is 80 degrees but it's also very humid. From October to March the temperature sits around 35 degrees and has freezing wind.

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Davenport tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Sunday. Vacation homes in Davenport tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Davenport is in September, while the cheapest month is in March. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Davenport is in the high season in July. Davenport has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Davenport

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Davenport. The hottest month in Davenport is May, when temperatures peak at 95 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -19 ˚F. The wettest month in Davenport is March with 5.14 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.42 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Davenport

Browse places to stay from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 368 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Davenport ranging from inexpensive options to extravagant places to stay. A vacation in Davenport can be affordable - our cheapest price vacation rental is available at $15 a night. The average price of a vacation rental is around $98 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 119 accommodations in Davenport that have WiFi. 38 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout routine by staying at one of 39 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Davenport by car, be sure to choose from 125 accommodations that provide parking. We have 41 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in one of 46 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Davenport accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 5 providers, including 96 places to stay from Airbnb, 26 accommodations from Priceline and 8 places to stay from Agoda.

180 of our rentals in Davenport have been rated by previous guests. They rated 61% as excellent or good. 112 accommodations allow instant booking.

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