My wife and I recently enjoyed a little getaway in Galena, IL. It was a return trip for her, but the first time for me. Loved it there. Nice town, nice people.
We stayed at The Grandview Guest Home, a nice bed and breakfast perched high above the city. Great location – far enough away from the downtown area to feel nice and quiet, but only a short walk up and down 254 (count ’em) stairs to the shops and restaurants.
Our hostess, Marjie, was very nice and made us feel welcome. The home was historic and beautiful, inside and out. We definitely enjoyed the stay there.
For dinner, we landed on One Eleven Main, a sharp looking place that featured local cuisine. Will, our server, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to picking out our selections. My wife went with the duck, while I opted for the jambalaya. Both were very good, and if you like a little ‘zing’ with your food, be sure to get what I had when you visit!
After dinner, we took a stroll downtown. Everything was lit up for Christmas…it is such a nice looking town, especially this time of year.
We spent the next day shopping downtown. Dozens of stores are waiting for you along Main Street…it is a shopper’s delight, there. Everything from hot sauce to the hottest fashions, you’ll find it in downtown Galena.
Of course, anyone who knows me, knows that I love to scope out cool visuals. Galena had plenty of these, particularly the door handles at some of the stores. Check this one out!
I really enjoyed the variety of building facades and the overall character of both downtown, and the city as a whole.
We had a great time in Galena. I’d recommend getting there if you have a free weekend sometime. The people are very friendly, you’ll find plenty to do while you’re there, you’ll eat well, and most of all, you’ll have fun! Glad we got to enjoy the town for a couple of days. Good times for sure.