ILLINOISouth: Your Spring Break Destination

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Attractions, Spring

Spring break is upon us! If you are looking for somewhere to get-away that won’t break the bank or your gas tank, check out ILLINOISouth!
Check out the map for more below for some great spots!
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What’s to do in Waterloo?

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Shop Local, Shopping

Waterloo is full of small town charm. With great shopping, restaurants, and events held throughout the year, Waterloo makes the perfect overnight trip! (more…)

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Life’s a Trip in Olney

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Life's A Trip

olney-mapOlney has a bit of everything and makes a perfect trip for your family. Olney is 2 and a half hours from downtown St. Louis and is worth the drive down Highway 50. There are plenty of things to do, places to shop, and restaurants to try in this family-friendly community.

Known as the home of the White Squirrels, Olney treats these little creatures as local residents. You don’t have to go to any one spot to see them but they frequent the local parks including Olney City Park where you will see people feeding the squirrels on most days. (more…)

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National Margarita Day in ILLINOISouth – February 22nd, 2017

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Uncategorized

Happy National Margarita Day! Here in ILLINOISouth we have plenty of local places to grab a margarita and some authentic Mexican cuisine. Below are a couple of selections from our territory.

Chavas Mexican Restaurant in Edwardsville
Chavas has 2 locations (St. Louis and Edwardsville). The menu is the same (more…)

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A Weekend in Litchfield & Hillsboro

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, History, Museums, New Counties, Nostalgia, Outdoors, Recreation, Rt. 66, Shop Local, Shopping, Uncategorized, Wineries

Looking for a great weekend trip? Litchfield and Hillsboro are great places for a girls getaway, couples retreat, or a family gathering. Both are located in Montgomery County with Litchfield being a stop on the famous Route 66. With plenty of history, as well as things to do, these Illinois cities  make the perfect weekend getaway! (more…)

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Sights to See: Casey

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Food, Life's A Trip, Outdoors, Recreation, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

In this edition of Sights to See check out the city of Casey. Casey is home to several “World’s Largest” items featured in the Guinness’s Book of World Records. Spend the day snapping pictures with you in the largest rocking chair and let the kids send a letter from the World’s Largest Mailbox.

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Sights to See: Carlyle Lake

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Food, Life's A Trip, Outdoors, Recreation, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

In this edition of Sights to See check out Carlyle Lake. Check out the events to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the lake. There is plenty to see and do around Carlyle!

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Sights to See: Gateway Motor Sports

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Accommodations, Attractions, Life's A Trip, Motorsports, Museums, Sports, Summer

It’s time to start planning for vacations this year! ILLINOISouth is home to many great sights and has something for everyone. This combined with our restaurants and dining options you can make a whole trip out of our Sights to See!

On this edition of Sights to See check out Gateway Motor Sports. This family-friendly activity will have you on the edge of your seat with some racing fun! Located only 15 minutes from St. Louis, Gateway Motor Sports Park and its surrounding amenities provide a weekend full of fun!

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ILLINOISouth Brewery & Wine Tour

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Beer, Life's A Trip, Wine, Wineries

It’s never too early to start planning for the nicer weather that is coming soon. What’s a better way than soaking up some rays spending a day sitting outside sipping wine or trying a fresh brew? ILLINOISouth has several options when it comes to wineries and breweries (we even have a distillery!)

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Last Minute Shopping in ILLINOISouth

Tiffany Garavaglia
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Holidays, Shop Local, Shopping

Holiday Shopping

The season of giving is in full swing and if you still haven’t been able to find that perfect gift, let us help! ILLINOISouth has great shopping all though out our 22 counties. Check out some of the great places to pick up a great gift for someone special (and maybe something for yourself as well!)

Western Counties

St. Clair Square Mall
Fairview Heights
St. Clair Square is home to many national stores such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath and Body Works, Build-A-Bear, and Champs to name a few. They also have a food court to grab a bite to eat in between shopping.

Spinach Can Collectables in Chester

Hero’s Hideout in Granite City

Basket Case Boutique in Lebanon

Central Counties

The Crescent Moon
Carlyle
The Crescent Moon is 4,000 square feet of useful things! This shop offers high quality furniture, home décor, gifts, and seasonal items.

Byrd’s Nest Gift Shop in Centralia

Floral and Flair in Du Quoin

Eastern Counties

Rhoda’s Doll and Toy Emporium
Carmi
A shop full of dolls and toys, Rhoda’s Doll and Toy Emporium is known for their unique selection of doll clothes.

The Willow Tree in Fairfield

The Potter’s Shed in Louisville

 

If you are looking for a one of a kind keepsake from our counties check out the Holiday issue of our Tourism Times to see how we celebrate the season.

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