If You’re Craving Peace and Quiet These 4 Illinois Towns are Perfect
You want to get out of town and just be somewhere in Illinois where the noise level is low and the living is low-key. These 4 towns small Illinois towns are for you.
Where To Go In Illinois to Relax
There is no shortage of spots around the state of Illinois to get away and do much of nothing. It's in your best interest to get to some of these places for the real world drives you mad.
I found some great spots in Illinois if relaxation, great meals, and some retail therapy are what you need.
I've also scouted some places to visit if the goal is for just some peace and quiet, and minimal activities, but fun nonetheless.
Most Peaceful Places to Visit in Illinois
Less time in the woods here and more time spent in this quaint downtown. Take a walking tour of all the historic buildings, then rest in the downtown square.
I have a great suggestion for a place to stay for your relaxed visit to one of Illinois' most famous small towns.
This beautiful Victorian home may even look familiar to you. This is the bed & breakfast where Bill Murray stayed in the 1992 movie, Groundhog Day.
Woodstock has a winter festival that may not be the most 'peaceful and quiet' event but it is the Illinois winter event you must attend at least once in your life.
If you like your peace and quiet with some outdoor activities, this southern Illinois town is made for you and your low-key adventures. The Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.
Marion is just a short drive from the Shawnee National Forest where you'll find many very relaxing walk opportunities. If you find waterfalls peaceful, you'll love what you find in this forest. Shawnee is home to the tallest waterfall in Illinois.
Galesburg is another quiet town with a lot of history, in particular, the important role the town played in the history of the underground railroad and ground-level railroad. The railroad museum is a must-see.
You do have to eat when you visit these quiet towns; if pizza is your thing you have to stop at the place serving what many say is the best pizza in Illinois.
Pontiac was a great stop along Route 66 back in the day, but you can still feel the thrill as there are tributes all around town.
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Other highlights of visiting Pontiac are the 3 swinging bridges over the Vermillion River.
At the end of the day, you must grab a meal at one of Pontiac's most famous Route 66 stops, The Old Log Cabin.