I know I know, its only January, but with the cold great weather we've been having, its nice to think of warmer places. If you are like me and don't have a ton of money to take a REAL vacation, there are places not to far from Quincy that are worth visiting this year.

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These are some places that are somewhat close to Quincy and the Tri-State area if your looking to get away, but not travel to far from home.

  • 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 .

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.

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