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  • Megan Elsberg

DAY TRIP | Galena, IL

Distance from Tri-Cities:

115 miles, 2 hours and 30 minutes

Type of Getaway



Girls’ Trip

What To Do

With kids, we enjoyed going to the pool, playing at the park, trying the many candy and ice cream shops located in downtown Galena, and visiting the pups at Plumery Tails Malamute Ranch.

On adult-only trips, I enjoy the spa, shopping at the many boutiques in town, trying a variety of libations, and upscale meals. You can find wine tasting trolley tours or just pop into tasting rooms located along the main drag. I would highly recommend a tour and tasting at Blaum Brothers Distilling.

There are several golf courses in Galena for the warmer months including Eagle Ridge’s The General which consistently ranks Golf Digest’s top 100 courses.

For the colder months, Galena is conveniently located near Chestnut Mountain for skiing.

Where To Stay

Eagle Ridge

Eagle Ridge is huge! Their lodging accommodations range from standard hotel rooms to eight bedroom homes. Onsite, they have a golf course, spa, gym, pools, hiking trails, two restaurants, and a convenience store.

Where To Eat

With kids, we like Vinny Vanucchi’s and Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub.

Without kids, Fried Green Tomatoes is a MUST!

Galena Brewing Company is somewhat kid-friendly but definitely better experienced with just adults.

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