“From spectacular riverfront trails to outstanding cuisine, a bountiful live music scene, tremendously varied museums, and a growing, thriving theater community, the Quad Cities has it all, and it won’t break your bank,” says Turner, offering his elevator pitch for the area he calls home. But Turner’s love for the Quad Cities goes beyond mere run-of-the-mill civic pride—his 2022 book 100 Things To Do in the Quad Cities Before You Die is a bucket-list compendium of places to see and experiences for anyone considering a visit. Here are a few of his top picks for a weekend in the QC.