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Galena Is the Best of Illinois Staycations

Avoid the hassles of flying and enjoy one of the best Illinois staycations! Galena, Illinois, is a beautiful historic town with so much to do! Plus, you won’t have to travel very far. Stay with us for one of the best weekend getaways at a top bed and breakfasts in the country, Farmers Guest House. We’re within walking distance from some of the best Illinois attractions.

If you’re planning your staycation to Galena, make sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide! This tool is perfect for scoping out all of the best things to do in Galena, IL, including the best restaurants, shopping, historic sites, and stunning views.

Illinois Staycations: Things to Do in Galena

Historic Galena

Learn the history of Galena, as well as the history of the country when you explore downtown. The majority of buildings in Galena are a part of the National Register Historic District

History buffs can discover the first major mineral rush in U.S. history, the battlefield of the Black Hawk War, and the home of Ulysses S. Grant. 

Outdoor Recreation in Galena

Nature lovers can admire stunning views throughout Galena at its neighborhood parks, state parks, and wineries. We recommend hiking in Apple River Canyon State Park. The 297-acre natural beauty boasts fantastic hiking trails, as well as the best trout fishing and swimming in the lake! Escape the crowds and spend the day with nature on a peaceful retreat in Galena.

Shopping in Galena

Main Street is full of  amazing finds on its Helluva Half-Mile. Explore a mile of charming antiques, swanky clothing boutiques, artsy craft stores, and ritzy restaurants, all within walking distance of our bed and breakfast!

Poopsies is a must when it comes to shopping the Helluva Half Mile. This quirky gift shop draws crowds with all of its unique and witty merchandise. Poopsies is definitely a must!

After a day of walking and shopping, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Log Cabin Steakhouse on North Main Street is the perfect place to feast your tastebuds. Treat yourself to a chopped sirloin, Alaskan king crab, or steakhouse burger for a flavorful end to your day!

Two Night Special

If you’re interested in visiting Log Cabin Steakhouse, we encourage you to book with our Two Night Special to Farmers Guest House. Our special includes a gift card to Log Cabin Steakhouse when you stay with us for two nights midweek!

Your Staycation Destination: Farmers Guest House

Escape your day to day routine and relax at the best bed and breakfast in Galena, Farmers Guest House. Each of our uniquely styled rooms offers comfort and charm. We even provide a delicious, hot breakfast each morning, so it’s one less thing you need to figure out as you get ready to explore each day.

Stay in our Mary suite for a comfortable place to recharge after between adventures around Galena. The fresh, floral decor is sure to set the mood for a relaxing getaway! Check our availability and book your Galena staycation today!