A girlfriend getaway is a time for women to travel and get away from work and the endless to-do list. It is an opportunity for women to laugh, relax, renew their spirit and reconnect with family, friends, and soul mates. Reuniting with childhood girlfriends or mother-daughter-grandmother bonding, women are hitting the road, exploring unique cultural sites, enjoying beautiful scenery, being pampered at a spa, enjoying a great meal together, and shopping till they drop!
This guide features a variety of listings including local inns, boutiques, specialty craft stores, antique shops, wineries, and great local dinning. So come stay in a charming inn and enjoy a day at the spa, sipping wine, or painting your own pottery. Take some time off from the hectic pace of home and enjoy a bonding experience with your best girlfriends while supporting the small businesses of the charming Illinois Valley.
Upcoming Events – For more events visit our Girls Road Trip Faceboook Page!
- Architectural & Historical Scavenger Hunt - The Reddick Mansion Association presents its second “Architectural and Historical Scavenger Hunt of Ottawa” on Saturday, June 23rd, starting at 6:30pm at the Mansion. “People really enjoy trivia nights during the winter,” said Lorraine McCallister, President of the Reddick Mansion Association. “An outdoor photo scavenger hunt through Ottawa is a great summer version of those […]
- Bubbly Day Friday - Start your weekend at the Tasting Room where every Friday is “Bubbly Day Friday” now until August 31st! $7 FLIGHTS Three pours of wine: choose from August Hill Winery and/or Illinois Sparkling Co. wines. You select your flight! GLASS OF BUBBLY FOR ONLY $6 Chill out with a glass of your favorite bubbly: ISC sparklers and AHW infusions are […]
- I&M Canal Mule-Pulled Boat Tour - Visit the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area! Take a journey back in time aboard the “Volunteer,” a 70-passenger, mule-pulled 1840’s replica canal boat, as it coasts gently up and down the I&M Canal. Bring your camera, grab a snack and something to drink at the Lock 16 Cafe & Visitor Center, and climb […]
- Wednesday Trivia Night in the Tap Room - Join us on Wednesdays, until June 27th, at Tangled Roots Brewing Company for Trivia Night in the Tap Room! Come to Tangled Roots and sign up your team for a night of craft beers & Fun! Lone Buffalo: 812 LaSalle, St Ottawa, IL 61350