Davenport Campus students Karen Hannah and Andy Gibson enjoy a
cool Quad Cities treat at Whitey’s Ice Cream.
Memories of college days aren’t just filled with
friends, studies and campus activities. Special
places are also a part of the college experience.
In the Davenport Campus area, Whitey’s
Ice Cream has been a “Quad Cities tradition
since 1933.” Alumni who miss the tasty ice cream
can have it shipped to their homes via www.
When it comes to pizza, students are still getting
their fill of Happy Joe’s—the inventor of the taco
pizza—and Harris Pizza. For refreshments, old
favorites continue to pack them in at Rookie’s
Sports Bar, the Filling Station, Jack’s and Pat
McGuire’s. Newer hotspots include Front Street
and Carriage Haus. And Greatest Grains is still
offering its large assortment of natural foods.
The beaches on both coasts serve up plenty of things to
do for West Campus and Florida Campus students.
In San Jose and the surrounding area, West Campus
students have plenty of options for places to go—before and
after class. For a cup of coffee, students stop by Borders Books,
Starbucks or Peet’s Coffee & Tea. When dinner rolls around,
Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina, Rosie McCann’s, Saddle Rack,
Round Table Pizza, and Dave and Buster’s fit the bill.
With their studies out of the way, many West Campus students
like to swim laps at the North Park Apartment’s pool or at
Milpitas Sports Center. For outdoor fun, they go to Santa
Cruz for its beach and boardwalk.
When Florida Campus students aren’t hitting the books,
they’re hitting the beach for surf fishing, surfing at the
Sunglow Pier, kayaking at the Gamble House or just having
a good time. With so much to do, the beach—especially
Ponce Inlet—is definitely the most popular hangout in the
Port Orange/Daytona Beach area.
For food and fun, students continue to head to Beach Street
for favorites like McK’s Dublin Station, Pete’s Pizzeria, La
Fiesta, The North Turn, Red Tails and Avocado Kitchen. But
the far and away most popular bar is Mai Tai’s. In the summer,
students root for the home team—The Daytona Cubs—at
Jackie Robinson Ballpark.