Galena is one of the most beautiful small towns in the country - and even though we don't think it needs much improvement, it really wears its glorious fall colors well! If you're looking for a charming and romantic place to unplug and spend some time with your sweetheart this fall, Galena is it!
There are plenty of things to do in Galena, but shopping, tasting, and exploring your way through charming Galena are definitely at the top of the list. There are more than 125 individually owned shops in this short 1/2-mile stretch of Galena, not to mention several restaurants, wine tasting rooms, bakeries, coffee shops, and more.
A stroll through Galena is also an incredible journey through time. The town is filled with historic 19th-century buildings, most of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. When you've exhausted the streets of
Galena, you'll find even more great things to do in Galena's outskirts - including wine tasting, hiking, boating, biking, skiing in the winter, and so much more.
This fall, let the friendly people of Galena charm you, and let the Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts in Galena treat you to the pampered getaway you deserve. There are three great Galena Bed and Breakfasts here, all of which offer a unique experience with upscale accommodations and exquisite hospitality. Even if you come as a stranger, you'll leave a part of the Select Registry family. Book one of these incredible Galena Bed and Breakfasts today!
One of the best things about Galena is how easy it is to get here - not to mention how easy it is to relax once you're here. Galena is considered a "one-tank" trip from some of the Midwest's biggest cities, like Chicago, yet it feels like you're a million miles away.
Whether you're into shopping, browsing local art, or wine (or other) tastings, Galena is a great place to spend a day or two. So many incredible shops and businesses are packed into this charming and historic 1/2-mile stretch of road - it's really impressive! Galena is also absolutely gorgeous.
Downtown Galena hugs the banks of the Galena River, and though you can walk from one end to the other in just a few minutes, we think you'll be blown away by how much this sweet little town has to offer visitors. Here are some top things to do & places to visit in Galena this fall.
Galena is truly a magnificent getaway destination and a great place to relax with your sweetheart. There also happens to be plenty of wonderful and fun things to do in Galena, IL. Guests have been known to visit this town time and time again because it's beautiful and because there are so many things to do in Galena to keep you busy and having fun.
While enjoying the best of downtown Galena this fall, we hope you join us in exploring all the other fun things to do in Galena, too. Below are just a few of our favorite things to do in Galena, especially when the magical beauty of fall unfolds.
As great as these things are, it goes without saying that one of the best things to do in Galena this fall is to relax, unwind, and enjoy a bit of pampering at one of the Select Registry groups Galena Bed and Breakfasts. There is simply no better place to stay in Galena. Book your getaway this fall to experience the magic of Galena for yourself!
Jail Hill Inn is a boutique Galena Bed and Breakfast inn located one block from downtown historic Galena Illinois, prominently situated to overlook Galena and its stunning countryside. Choose from 6 different, 800-square-foot, luxury suites for your perfect getaway.
When you stay at Jail Hill Inn in Galena, you will enjoy a wonderful reception of wine and cheese on your arrival, and in your suite chocolates and chilled champagne awaits you. After a great night's rest, you will enjoy a 3-course, gourmet breakfast in our 1st-floor dining room.
We also have the unique distinction of being the only converted jail out of the 350 Select Registry properties. The 135-year-old, 4-story brick building that served as the county jail for nearly 100 years was completely renovated in 2015 with amenities that will thrill any traveler. With 45 windows (some 9 feet tall), 14-foot tall, curved brick ceilings, original 4th-floor beams, and unique vaulted ceilings, the history and architectural detail in the building are significant.
Located on a bluff with sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Galena’s historic Goldmoor Inn provides a romantic, and cozy four star luxury retreat with 13 uniquely decorated suites, three cottages and two log cabins.
Each of the 18 accommodations offers an in room whirlpool, private fireplace, private in-room gourmet breakfast and many other distinct amenities to pamper you during your stay.
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