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 – You won’t want to miss out!
- Ottawa’s Summer Concert Series - Join us on Friday July 28th 7:00pm-9:00pm, for Ottawa, Illinois’ FREE Summer Concert feat. Jaik Willis! Music in the Park Summer Concert Series Friday Nights thru Summer at the historic Washington Square Park!. This family friendly event offers a variety of live music for all ages! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs! Sponsored by Tangled Roots […]
- The Lone Buffalo’s Summer Ladies Night Out! - Join us at The Lone Buffalo Wednesday July 26th 5:30-8:30pm. At Summer Ladies Night Out you can shop, sip and dine! Enjoy jewelry, beauty products, astrology readings, essential oils, clothing, acoustic music by Chris Clemens, and more! Free Event and open to the public, no reservations required.
- Hegeler Carus Mansion’s Summer Concert Series - Join us, Friday July 21st at 7:00pm, for Hegeler Carus Mansion’s Summer Concert Series featuring Moementum! It’s SO much cooler on the lawn! Join us for Summer Sunset Concerts! Grounds open at 5:30 pm for picnics. Music starts at 7:00 pm.
- Wine & Art Stroll - Join us Friday July 21st, 4:00-8:00pm for the LaSalle Business Association’s Wine & Art Stroll in downtown LaSalle! After much success in its previous two years, this event returns to the streets of downtown to showcase local artists, musicians, local wineries and extra shopping hours! Plus, we now offer childcare and a complimentary guided-tour trolley […]
- I&M Canal Boat Rides - Join us on the historic I&M Canal and take a tour on “The Volunteer”, a 1848 replica-packet boat and learn about an important part of Illinois history and the nationals first national heritage area. That Illinois is now the most populous inland American state, and Chicago the greatest city of the American heartland, is directly […]
- Girlfriends… The Bra Specialists - Girlfriends… The Bra Specialists is a comprehensive bra boutique featuring quality customer service in bra fitting & in-stock sizes 30 to 52″ bra band and AA to European “K” cup. The Bra Specialists has specialty areas of bridal, maternity/nursing, mastectomy, swimwear, shape-wear, and everyday and fashion bras. Located at 4419 Progress Blvd Peru, […]
- I•CON•IC Boutique in Ottawa - I•CON•IC Boutique in Ottawa is filled with eclectic merchandise and good vibes. I•CON•IC discovers and stocks eclectic pieces that will inspire countless outfits. Visit I•CON•IC in Ottawa at 721 LaSalle Street Ottawa, Illinois 61350