We have called Galena home for nearly 20 years….
and have gone downtown almost daily since then but rarely in the past decade have I taken the time to go for a stroll in and out of the shops like I did in those first few years. Well over Mother’s Day weekend I joined my daughter for a walk downtown. It was such a great time, not only spending time with my daughter but getting to see all the wonderful shops and their unique products. While I would love to tell you about all the shops it would be far to long of a post.
There are shops with some amazing spices, jams, jellys, and glazes that have so many tasting stations your taste buds will be in heaven. We have a specialty Root Beer shop, Coffee Shop, Popcorn Shop, Candy Shop, and Ice Cream Shop. I mean come on how could you not love Galena. There are some great clothing boutiques including one with socks with just about anything you can imagine on them, T-shirt Shop with some seriously funny and cute sayings, and some shoe stores with products you won’t find in your local mall. If your looking for something unique we have a specialty toy store with things old and new, a shop with unique games and hilarious products, and a shop with amazing garden decor. Galena wouldn’t be the same without our antique stores as you walk down our gorgeously maintained Main Street.
Your probably thinking after all that shopping you might get hungry and there is no need to worry because there are some tasty options for everyone downtown. We have Italian cuisine, French and German fare, American classics, Pizza, and a Steakhouse. What more could you ask for?
The Spring weather is great for a stroll downtown, maybe some retail therapy mixed with some exercise and quality time with someone special. It is just what the soul needs to recover from our long winter. We look forward to seeing you soon
Fall in Love with Galena
As summer nights drift to the cool fall breeze there is nothing more beautiful than the scenic hills of the Galena countryside. The elaborate colors that paint their way over the trees is one of most amazing sights I have ever seen. I fell in love with the sights and the smells of Galena in Autumn. It almost begs for the warm arms of a loved one. The soft embrace of a well-worn sweater and the warm crackling of a fire at night to cozy up to. There is no more perfect time to visit Galena then during the changing of the leaves.
The weather is perfect for a trip downtown through the shops while enjoying a hot coffee at Kaladi’s Coffee bar, Devour Café, or Mean Bean Roaster’s. For the golfer, it is the perfect time to hit the tee as the last fleeting days of the season sprinkle away. The town is filled with activities to keep the fall spirit alive. If you feel adventurous and brave enough there are some haunting ghost tours to get the heart pumping. And what could be better after a day of shopping and spooking then to cozy on up to a fire-pit among friends with some libations and laughter to last the night long. Galena has endless opportunities for relaxation, romance, fun and adventure.
Amelia’s Ghost Tours
307 S Main St
The Haunted Galena Tour Company