On a whim, my girlfriend and I would like to leave late this afternoon and drive to somewhere within a 4-8 hour radius. We'll be leaving from Iowa City, IA and heading in an as yet unknown direction. We would like to see someplace new & fun, though we won't rule out places we've been (I'll list them below).
I used to live in St. Louis for years, so that's probably not a top destination. We've visited Chicago twice, and wouldn't mind seeing it again. We've visited Minneapolis, and I commuted every week by plane from Indianapolis to Minneapolis for 6 months, so that too is probably low on the list. We've been through Omaha a couple of times, and it wasn't really a place we thought we'd like to see again.
Other than that, we're open. It would be nice to see some interesting terrain on our way, and as we're both young (though both of legal drinking age, one of us barely :) and active either a great day/nightlife in the city or very beautiful outdoor destination for walking/hiking would be to our liking. There just doesn't seem to be a lot out there for generic trip searches.
Advice is quite welcome, thanks in advance!
-Brian & Niki