Ever have that feeling you need a break, but really don't have the money to take a vacation. You'll be surprised that Illinoi has a 'staycation' location close to the Tri-States.

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As part of their "best staycations in American," Tripsavvy has named Galena, Illinois as the very best to visit this summer. TO be honest, I've never been there. but from the pictures it looks like a really adorable, fun, and relaxing place to visit. There is something for everyone, great restaurants and shopping, plus a local winery called Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, which seems to be a popular tourist attraction.

The town also does troll tour of its historic homes and businesses, and you can stay at one of the oldest hotels in Illinois, the DeSoto House Hotel, which opened in 1855.  The whole town seems to be filled with history, and we all know how much I enjoy a good history lesson.

Now, I know you're probably thinking a 'staycation' is a place where you don't leave, but you can still stay within the state and travel a little in order for it to be called a "staycation."  For us here in the Tri-State Area, (depending on where you live), Galena is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours away. So, it's a bit of a drive, but with the pictures that I have been seeing its totally worth the drive.

Just watch this video and you will see why Galena, Illinois is the very best in the state.

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