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
Stroll Down Main Street and Shop Away
November marks that time of year when the holidays are approaching and shopping is at its peak. There are plenty of opportunities to go to the mall and grab some gifts. However, there is something special about a unique gift that comes with some thought and inspiration. The beautiful shops in Downtown Galena have some spectacular gift ideas that will be sure to show the special people on your list how much you care.
November is the perfect time to spend a weekend away from the busy holiday season. Take a stroll down the historic streets of Galena with a nice warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa all snuggled up in your favorite fall sweater. Once you have worked up your appetite head into one of the delicious restaurants along Main Street and satisfy your taste buds. Of course, for that extra special gift we have our holiday gift certificate specials that begin in November and are always cherished by their receiver.
Book your stay at The Cloran Mansion this November and enjoy a relaxing getaway while finding gifts that will have your loved ones in awe.
For a list of some of the shops downtown visit:
To view places to please you palate and refresh your soul visit: