The Best Things to Do During Spring in Northern Illinois

Looking for a place to bloom this spring? Spring in Northern Illinois is one of the best seasons to choose for your visit. At this time of year, many folks try to decompress from work or school stress. And, there’s nothing more refreshing after a long winter than a relaxing getaway. Read on to find out why spring is one of the best times to visit Galena, Illinois! 

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What You Need to Know About Spring in Northern Illinois 

Galena Weather in the Spring 

In the springtime, Galena’s climate is not too cold and not too hot. Average temperatures tend to range from the 30s at night to the high 60s during the day, and it’s absolutely gorgeous throughout our small town. With the warmer weather comes aromatic flowers in our gardens here at Farmers Guest House. Our garden is the best place to sit, relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, or catch up with a loved one. You can take a look at our gardens page for a glimpse of what’s in bloom at our Galena bed and breakfast. You may even see some curious wildlife stop by, as many intriguing birds and other animals make an appearance from time to time! 

Outdoor Recreation in Galena

There are plenty of great areas around Galena to get some fresh air. The Horseshoe MoundThunder Bay Falls, and Apple River Canyon State Park are just a few of our favorite places for hiking in Galena. In addition to hiking, Galena is also known to be great for birdwatching, skiing, horseback riding, and walking tours around town. 

Wine Lovers Weekend

Wine enthusiasts will be excited to attend the largest wine tasting event in town, Galena Wine Lovers Weekend. Here, you can try the best local wines, experience insightful cooking demonstrations, and indulge in wine-inspired meals. The two-day event in March draws wine lovers year after year. Add this stop to your itinerary to find out what the hype is all about!  

Historic Home Tours

There are so many ways to learn about the rich history of our city, but one of our favorites is by going on a walking tour. Some of the best historic walking tours include Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site, Elihu B. Washburne House, and the Galena River Levee and Floodgates. Put on your comfortable shoes, and get to learning all about the most prominent civil war leaders and important buildings in the area. 

Bloom at the Best Galena Bed and Breakfast 

The best place to stay in Galena is Farmers Guest House. There are so many perks to booking your relaxing spring getaway with us. Our B&B offers an award-winning breakfast, WineTimeclose proximity to downtown Main Street, and a rejuvenating on-site spa! Give yourself the spring getaway you deserve and book your stay for spring in Northern Illinois today!  

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