Illinois Romantic Weekend Getaways

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Illinois Weekend Getaways

A romantic getaway in Illinois almost certainly means a trip to Chicago, but if you've only got a weekend to spend there are some places in Illinois that might better fit your limited time frame. Galena boasts "Vintage Charm, Contemporary Spirit" which makes it a popular spot for couples. The town has a delightful antique feel as you stroll any of the parks, gardens, historic sites, wineries and and art galleries. And there are lots of them. Don't want to stroll? Take a trolley ride or tour, or hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage. There are also plenty of great places to stay and eat too. The B&B and resorts here are outstanding.

Just a train ride from Chicago is Geneva, Illinois. Geneva is another quiet and charming town with a heart for romance. The arcitecture is quaint, the people are friendly and the shopping (more than 140 specialty shops) and dining are delightful. And don'r worry, they have carriage rides here too.

Dash away, just the two of you for a romantic IL weekend getaway. Many airlines offer discounts on last minute flights to Illinois. No matter where you live in the US, there is a romantic Illinois weekend getaway just waiting for you. If you happen to live in Illinois, you have an opportunity to check out the romantic places you never knew existed, right in your own backyard! Here are a few great IL weekend getaway ideas!

Secluded Illinois weekend travel for two just a short drive away!

If you happen to live in Illinois, traveling to a small and secluded place is easy. Lodging rates in small hidden towns like Galena, Joliet, Jacksonville or Mt. Vernon can be much less expensive. Many of the smaller towns in Illinois offer great little B&B's or cabin rentals making a quick weekend escape easy and inexpensive. There are always quaint little shops to explore as well as great home cooking at local restaurants. Above all, small towns can offer real quiet and seclusion for a perfect romantic weekend getaway.

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A Illinois Romantic Weekend Getaway right under your nose?

If you live in or near a Illinois major metropolitan area like Peoria, Chicago, Springfield or Decatur, there are many great deals and weekend getaway opportunities at your own back door. There are world class resorts in these great cities that offer tremedous savings during the travel off seasons. Many resorts and spas offer packages designed to entice locals to come and explore the pampering they offer. Although you aren't going far from home, the right resort or hotel can make you feel as if you are another world away.

Illinois Weekend Getaway - Jet Away!

Hop a Flight

Hop a flight to see Main Street Galena or Coronado Theatre or attend Market Square Arts Festival in Galena in August or Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show in March. Just because it's a weekend doesn't mean it won't be memorable. The important thing to remember when considering far away romantic travel with only a weekend to spare is to find something specific you especially want to experience while you're there. Consider checking out some of the great Illinois events like Squawk & Oink Barbecue Festival in Momence in September or Mega Winter Fest 2009 in St. Charles in January. A weekend is definitely not enough time to explore all of Illinois, but what could be more romantic than hopping a short flight to have a romantic dinner and see a show on Saturday in Peoria, and then enjoy brunch Sunday morning and heading home. Maybe a wonderful Galesburg resort offers a great weekend spa package for two, giving you just enough time to relax, unwind and connect with one another. The best thing about weekend getaways is they help give us great ideas for future travel destinations. Imagine when you're coworkers ask you "So what did you do this weekend?" you can say "Well, on Saturday I had lunch... in Peoria."

For additional Illinois weekend getaway travel information including other attractions, accommodations, and popular local events, you can contact the Illinois Bureau of Tourism at 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 3-400, Chicago IL 60602 Telephone: 312-814-4732.

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