I know I know, its only February, but many of us had to put our vacation plan s on hold due to the pandemic last year, including myself. However, you don't have to go far to enjoy a weekend away there are places not to far from Quincy that are worth visiting this year.

Many of use are ready to escape and enjoy a vacation. I just booked one for spring break with the family. If you don't feel comfortable yet getting on a plane or train, take a road trip. There are so many great p[laces to visit in Illinois that are not to far from us.

  • Mount Carroll (3 1/2 hours from Quincy)

Known as a "Perfectly Midwestern" town it is filled with history and top notch hospitality.

  • Woodstock (4 hrs and 45 minutes from Quincy)

This little town offers beautiful scenery which you can see over weekends during one of their many music festivals.

  • Nauvoo (Under an hr from Quincy)

Many of us have been to Nauvoo to see many of their historical sites. A great place to take the family for a tour and entertainment.

  • Galena (3 hrs and 45 minutes from Quincy)

Filled with shops along the main street, Galena is a perfect place to have a girls weekend and enjoy local food and shopping.

  • Arthur (2 hrs and 15 minutes from Quincy)

This little town will bring you back in time, with having the oldest Amish settlements it will definitely give you a rare experience .

The list goes on and on. So if your looking for something different to do with the family, don't have a lot of money. check out these small towns. You never know visiting one or all can start a new family tradition. See what other fun adventure you can have, log onto enjoyillinois.com.

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