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!
- 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 […]
- Hornbaker Garden’s Miniature Garden Workshop - Join us at Hornbaker Garden’s on Saturday May 26th 10:00am – 11:00am for Their Miniature Gardening Workshop! Miniature Gardening. This is a hands-on workshop for all ages in which you will learn how to create and care for your very own miniature garden. Molly Hornbaker Blogg will provide information on how to get started and […]
- Wednesday Trivia Night in the Tap Room - Join us on Wednesdays, until May 30th, 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
- Labyrinth Walk Class - Join us on June 2nd 10am – 5pm for Quilting in the Valley’s Labyrinth Walk Class! Participants will use just two blocks and four fabrics to build a cool quilt during the class! RSVP by calling Quilting in the Valley: (815)410-5068 Quilting in the Valley: 1157 1st St LaSalle, IL