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Galena Events & Holidays

Events and holidays are the perfect reason to plan a getaway to Galena! Check out our list and start planning your next trip to Galena.

Adventure to Galena

Are you looking for an exciting getaway filled with the spirit of adventure? Whether you want to challenge yourself by stepping outside your comfort zone or experience the great outdoors in a whole new way, adventure to Galena for an inspiring trip.

From zip line tours to horseback riding and kayak adventures to hot air balloon launches, take advantage of your time together by doing things you never thought you would.

Adventure Getaway

Galena Ghost Tour Getaway

Do you believe in ghosts? Galena's first documented sightings go back to the 1800s when ghost stories were openly published in local newspapers. Since then, paranormal activity has been reported in mines, on bridges, in museums, hotels, and restaurants.

Whether you're looking for a creepy stroll, an informative historical tour with a ghostly spin, or a little fun entertainment, now is the time to plan a unique Galena Ghost Tour Getaway. Just pick your favorites from our list of ghost tours and haunted pub crawls and get to Galena!

Ghost Getaway

Galena Girls Weekend

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

Book a Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' private hospitality suite located just steps off Galena's Main Street. It's the perfect place for you and your gals to rest, relax, and securely stow your belongings and packages as you shop 'til you drop! Self-serve beverage station options and group menus offer the ultimate in flexibility and convenience.

Girls Getaway

Galena Midweek Fall Getaway

As the weather turns cooler and the trees begin to show their spectacular fall color, savor a slower pace when you travel midweek to Galena. Whether you are meandering along leaf-strewn country roads on a scenic drive, weaving in and out of shops on Galena's Main Street, or sampling seasonal specialties and drinks, the Galena experience reaches new heights at the end of the year.

Galena Wine Country Getaway

Galena and the surrounding area boosts a surprisingly robust, yet somewhat undiscovered, wine country. From scenic road trips and intimate winery tours to award-winning wines and eclectic dining options, Galena stands apart in the Midwest as a top Wine Country destination.

No matter the time of year, you can create your own unique and fun wine country experience in Galena and Jo Daviess County.

Wine Country Getaway

Hiking, Biking, and Canoeing in Galena

Galena's open spaces offers a number of outdoor activities.

The rolling hills and river bluffs are ideal for hiking and biking. The area's waterways are a respite for canoers and kayakers. While the many country roads provide an opportunity to explore the hidden valleys and rural country side of the Driftless Region.

Outdoor Getaway

Self-Guided Walking Tour

If your vision of a dream getaway is the perfect balance between exploring, being active, and having the ability to control the pace, plan a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Galena.

Discover Galena one step at a time as you walk, wander and explore on foot together.

Self-Guided Walking Tour