Illinois’ Most Gorgeous Small Town is a Perfect Getaway Any Season
Gorgeous is the best word to use when describing this Illinois town, its beauty never disappoints, no matter what season you visit.
World Atlas published a list of gorgeous Illinois towns to visit this year and I couldn't agree more with what town they chose to put at the top of their list.
The Coolest Small Towns in America to Visit
A couple of years ago, travel website, MatadorNetwork.com released its list of the coolest small American towns to visit and the same town made the list.
Illinois' most gorgeous town to visit.
The home of our nation's 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant.
You could start your visit to Galena, Illinois by visiting Grant's home. Galena is a town with a great flair for preservation. Most of this town is on the National Register for Historic Places and they all look spectacular.
From the Bed & Breakfast locations, the shops along 'Helluva Half Mile', the restaurants, the wineries, the root beer flights, mansions, Mean Bean Coffee, and more.
I haven't been to this wonderful Illinois town as many times as I would like, but every time I visit, I have more fun than the time before. Never disappointing.
For the adventurous, there are many things to do on the Galena River, like Thunder Bay Falls
Great hiking trails along the bluffs and ravines of Apple River Canyon State Park.
The slide and the views at Chestnut Mountain.
Much to do for wine lovers, too.
Push 'play' on that 'Galena Road Trip Playlist' and take a drive along the Great River Road.
The World Atlas list included other great destinations like Rockton, world-famous Woodstock, and Mount Carroll.
Look at these next few photos if you don't believe that Galena looks amazing no matter the season.