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!
- Girls Roadtrip Spotlight: Quilting in the Valley! - Step into Quilting in the Valley in LaSalle for new pattern arrivals, inspirations, customer creations, class offerings, and other exciting information about the quilt world! Quilting in the Valley has all of your quilting & sewing needs! Buy fabric, books, patterns, machines or take a quilting class or workshop! Quilting in the valley and their […]
- Twilight Mansion Tour at Hegeler Carus Mansion - Join us for “Twilight” tours of the Hegeler Carus Mansion on Thursday October 19th at 8:00pm! If you’ve seen the grandeur of the Mansion during the day, just wait until it gets dark! Amid diffused lighting and soft shadows, guides will take guests back in time to tell the story of the Hegeler Carus family […]
- Haunted Boat Tours on the I&M Canal - Join us for a Halloween adventure filled with legend, mystery and horror! Come to the I&M Canal Boat for a 1-hour ghostly, spooky mule-pulled canal boat adventure. As dusk falls on the I&M Canal, climb aboard the boat I&M Canal Boat, the Volunteer, for a special boat tour where you’ll hear the legend of canal […]
- Dinner & A Little History: Trail Marker Trees: Past & Present - Join the Canal Corridor Association on Thursday, November 30th 5:30pm – 8:00pm for a delicious three course meal and some history at our dinner lecture: Trail Marker Trees: Past & Present with speaker Dennis Downes at the Lock 16 Café & Visitor Center, Lasalle, IL. The Trail Marker Trees as well as the Marker Trees […]