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Girls Getaway in Galena

Overdue for some girlfriend time? Who doesn’t want to “press the pause button” and spend a few days away with just the girls? The end of the year is the perfect opportunity to reconnect, relax and laugh with your best gal pals in Galena.

Retail Therapy

You can’t have a girls’ getaway without a little shopping! Galena’s historic Main Street – named “best Main Street in the Midwest” by Midwest Living – features more than 125 charming boutiques, art galleries, antiques shops, and specialty food purveyors. Nestled in 19th century storefronts, you’ll discover handmade jewelry, home décor, fashionable clothing, unique gifts, and so much more. You and your ladies may need to set aside two shopping days!

Wine & Dine

Sipping a glass of wine with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Gather in a tasting room to sip, sample and discover a few favorites to buy by the bottle. Keep the conversation going over a cocktail or glass of wine at one of Galena’s unique dining options.

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Vinny Vanucchi's

Savor a "Taste of the Old Neighborhood" with made-from-scratch Italian dishes crafted from family recipes handed down five generations. Outstanding wine selection.


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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience in an authentically-designed Irish pub. Savor Irish favorites, linger over drinks, and listen to live music on weekends. Specialty martinis and expanded drink menu.


Pampered Escape

Experience a cozy and quiet spa retreat at the Galena Day Spa, a tranquil, full-service spa devoted to offering exceptional services and top-of-the-line products in a calm and comfortable environment. If you and your girls can’t decide between pampering your backs, bodies or nails, schedule Spa Combinations, which deliver a series of two or three services for the ultimate in relaxation.

Location, Location, Location

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel is the perfect home base for your trip. Its close proximity to Galena’s Main Street shops, as well as attractions and historic sites, make it a great lodging choice. Its touches of Ireland, comfy suites and unique gathering places will make your get together one to remember.

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