Cedar Rapids travel guide

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You're Going to Love Cedar Rapids

With a population of 126,326, Cedar Rapids is a must-see destination in Iowa, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Cedar Rapids deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Cedar Rapids

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Class Act (7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW) and Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan's Bar (101 3rd Avenue) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Bari Italian (450 1st St SW Unit 103) and LP - Street Food (302 3rd Ave SW) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Cedar Rapids.

When to visit Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids in November
Estimated hotel price
$100
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cedar Rapids in November
Estimated hotel price
$100
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Cedar Rapids in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10.4 °F, with an average temperature of 19.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.9″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Cedar Rapids, with an average rainfall of 0.9″.

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How to Get to Cedar Rapids

Plane

When flying to Cedar Rapids, you’ll arrive at Cedar Rapids (CID), which is located 9 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Cedar Rapids include Frontier, United Airlines and American Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Cedar Rapids departs from Denver and takes around 1h 53m.

Bus

Cedar Rapids’s bus station is located 9 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Cedar Rapids, you’ll arrive at Cedar Rapids (CID), which is located 9 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Cedar Rapids include Frontier, United Airlines and American Airlines. The shortest domestic flight to Cedar Rapids departs from Denver and takes around 1h 53m.

Bus

Cedar Rapids’s bus station is located 9 miles from the city center.

Airports near Cedar Rapids

Airlines serving Cedar Rapids

Lufthansa
Good (4,677 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,212 reviews)
Finnair
Good (772 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (684 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,363 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (768 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,333 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (774 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (744 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (557 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,634 reviews)
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Where to stay in Cedar Rapids

Where to stay in popular areas of Cedar Rapids

Most booked hotels in Cedar Rapids

DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, 154 reviews)
$177+
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Cedar Rapids Marion
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 53 reviews)
$128+
Best Western Plus Longbranch Hotel & Convention Center
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 265 reviews)
$110+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Cedar Rapids Air
2 stars
Good (7.3, 561 reviews)
$107+
Baymont by Wyndham Cedar Rapids
2 stars
Good (6.6, 447 reviews)
$46+
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Cedar Rapids
2 stars
Good (6.4, 343 reviews)
$62+

Renting a car in Cedar Rapids

Renting a car in Cedar Rapids costs $70 per day, on average, or $139 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Cedar Rapids is the Hertz branch at 2121 Wright Brothers Blvd W., which is 8 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 9% more expensive than at Cedar Rapids.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Cedar Rapids (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Cedar Rapids is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Ford Fusion or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Cedar Rapids costs $70 per day, on average, or $139 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and Dollar are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Cedar Rapids is the Hertz branch at 2121 Wright Brothers Blvd W., which is 8 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 9% more expensive than at Cedar Rapids.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Cedar Rapids (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Cedar Rapids is Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Ford Fusion or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.