DAY TRIP | Galena, IL
Distance from Tri-Cities:
115 miles, 2 hours and 30 minutes
Type of Getaway
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 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
Without kids, Fried Green Tomatoes is a MUST!
Galena Brewing Company is somewhat kid-friendly but definitely better experienced with just adults.