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!
- Christmas with the DIVAS - Join us on Sunday December 17th 5:00pm – 11:00pm at the Pink Chihuahua in Ottawa! Davina Divine is back at for a comedy performance the Pink Chihuahua. This time with her HO HO HO’s Felicity St. James and Andrea DuBois. Come join them for an evening of great food and holiday cheer. MUST be 21 […]
- Book Signing with author Carole Ledbetter - Join the Canal Corridor Association on Saturday December 16th 1:00pm – 3:00pm for a book signing with local author Carole Ledbetter and her book Carole’s Column’s at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, 754 First Street LaSalle, IL. In her recently published book, Carole’s Columns, Carole Ledbetter shares her perspectives on growing up and […]
- Donna Stone: A Festival of Lights at the Hegeler Carus Mansion - Join us at A Festival of Lights at the Hegeler Carus Mansion on Sunday December 10th at 4:30pm! This event features the Caldecott Winning Folktale: “Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins” By Eric Kimmel & Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. This family folktale follows the adventures of Herschel as he tries to outwit the goblins that […]
- Girls Road Trip Spotlight: Sophisticuts Salon & Wellness Boutique - Relax, revive and rejuvenate at Sophisticuts Salon & Wellness Boutique in Princeton, IL! Sophisticuts in Princeton has evolved into a full service Salon and Wellness Boutique offering a wide array of beauty and spa services aimed at making you feel better and beautiful. Their highly trained and dedicated hair, nail, and wellness professionals are committed […]