GALENA, ILLIN0IS

Best Time to Visit Galena

Galena is a small historic town, in the northwest of Illinois state, near the border with Iowa and Wisconsin. Galena is a top travel destination, with skiing and other outdoor opportunities nearby, and dozens of 19th-century landmark buildings, shops and restaurants in its lively downtown.  

See:
Best time to visit Galena, Illinois
When not to go to Galena, Illinois
What to visit in Galena, Illinois
Hotels and flights to Galena, Illinois

See also:
Best time to travel to Illinois
Best time to visit Chicago
Best time to visit Springfield

See: Map of Illinois


WHAT TO VISIT IN GALENA, ILLINOIS

Galena's downtown historic district deserves a long visit. There are dozens of shops and restaurants in its historic buildings. 

Visitors love touring the wineries and Galena's countryside and also the nearby Galena river, or golfing at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa and skiing and snowboarding at Chestnut Mountain Resort.

  
BEST TIME TO VISIT GALENA, ILLINOIS

Summer is a popular season to visit Galena (accommodation and services prices peak in July and August). 

Fall is also popular: the temperatures and weather till the end of October are normally very agreeable, and excellent for outdoor activities.  

Winter is severe, and this is the off-peak season, except, of course, for skiers.  


WHEN NOT TO GO TO GALENA, ILLINOIS

If you aren't interested in skiing or snowboarding, you may want to avoid the winter and early spring months, when temperatures attain very low levels and snowstorms strike the region.

If you want low accommodation rates, then July and August aren't the best options either. 

See the Weather Map for Chicago, for details about the weather in the region.

HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO GALENA, ILLINOIS

Book your hotel rooms well ahead, if you want to visit Galena in the Summer. Accommodation is scarce in this period. 

Chicago O'Hare Airport is the main international airport serving Galena's region.

 

 

 

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