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!
- Music in the Park Summer Concert Series - Join us for Tangled Roots Brewing Company’s second season of their Summer Concert Series! The Summer concert series is held in Ottawa’s Washington Park every Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm during the summer. For more information visit www.pickusottawail.com Jaik Willis Friday, June 8th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM NO MUSIC IN THE PARK Friday, June […]
- 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 […]