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Discover the BEST of Downtown Galena for the 2021 Holiday Season!

November is officially here, and that means many of us around the country are gearing up for the holiday season ahead. There’s no better place to kick off the holiday shopping season than downtown Galena! Just steps away from Jail Hill Inn, you’ll find Main Street of downtown Galena, which is lined with more than 100 unique and independently owned boutiques. It’s the perfect place to find fantastic gifts for everyone on your list and to pick up a few things for yourself as well.

As wonderful as downtown Galena is, you’re going to want to give yourself a couple of days to explore it.  Extend your holiday trip and enjoy some time at the incredible Jail Hill Inn, the #1 rated Best Galena Bed and Breakfast. When you arrive at our doorstep, you’ll see why we consistently are ranked as the best bed and breakfast in Galena. Our guest rooms are luxurious, and we tend to every detail of your stay, so you can relax and enjoy the getaway you deserve.

Holiday shopping in downtown Galena is something we look forward to every year.  Join us this season, and help support all of these incredible business owners that make Galena the excellent getaway destination that it is! Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today.

holiday shopping in downtown galena near our Bed and Breakfast in Illinois

Holiday Shopping in Downtown Galena

Holiday shopping in downtown Galena is a fun, engaging, and often tasty journey!  Our Galena Bed and Breakfast is located only two short blocks from Main Street, too, which means it’s not only easy to get to the shops of downtown Galena, but it’s easy to bring your goodies back to the Inn for safekeeping throughout the day, too!

It really is hard to narrow down our favorites from the shops in downtown Galena IL – there are just so many of them to choose from!  They come in all shapes and sizes and have all sorts of offerings, as well. There’s no doubt you’ll feel right at home in our quaint little town! The Civil War-era buildings that line Main Street, all decorated for the holidays, set an inviting stage for your holiday shopping adventures in downtown Galena, too.

Art, Home Decor, & More

We’ve long supported local businesses here in Galena. That means choosing local vendors, which means we’ve worked with a number of these local businesses to decorate our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  If you have an eye for beautiful interiors or artwork and are looking for a uniquely beautiful gift, consider visiting one of these shops in downtown Galena.

  1. Vignettes of Galena
  2. Simply Elegant Home
  3. The Towne Rebel
  4. River Bend Gallery
  5. Thomas Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery
  6. Galena Clay Works
  7. Common Cents of Elizabeth/Galena

Shop Galena’s Local Purveyors

We all have a friend or family member that loves food and drink-related gifts, right?  Luckily, there are plenty of great places to choose from in downtown Galena! From delicious wine and cheese to fresh farm-grown produce and handmade candy, there is a lot to choose from. It’s not just the tastes that make the experience delightful, either. Find some of the best treats at these local shops in downtown Galena.

  1. Galena River Wine & Cheese
  2. Galena Canning Company.
  3. Pasta Perfetta.
  4. Galena Garlic Company.
  5. Spice & Tea Merchants
  6. Great American Popcorn Co.
  7. Galena Kandy Kitchen.
  8. Galena Cellars or Massbach Ridge Winery, or Blaum Bros. Distilling.
  9. Stam Chocolates
  10. Big Bills Coffee Shop

More Great Holiday Shopping in downtown Galena

Beyond the two popular categories of shops in downtown Galena, there are even more great places to get some of your holiday shopping on. Here are just a few offerings that show how broad the range of shops in downtown Galena is! We haven’t even scratched the surface!

  1. At Home in Galena
  2. Galena Apothecary
  3. Galena Candle and Bath Company
  4. Galena Spoon Company
  5. New Earth Animals

Our delicious wine and appetizer tray at our Galena Bed and Breakfast will be waiting for you after shopping your way through downtown Galena

Put Your Feet Up at our Galena Bed and Breakfast

While you’re out and about supporting these great businesses in downtown Galena, know that the quiet luxury of Jail Hill Inn is right here waiting for you. At our Galena Bed and Breakfast, we pride ourselves on paying attention to even the smallest of details, so you can do nothing but sit back, relax, and enjoy every moment here in Galena.

Our Galena Bed and Breakfast offers six luxuriously appointed suites, each of which encompasses 800 square feet of pure luxury.  Just a few of the amenities you’ll enjoy while here include plush and custom-designed Frette Spa Robes, Aveda personal care products, custom bath salts, Frette towels, Kohler bubble massage tubs, steam showers, customizable Bluetooth sound systems in each suite, a delicious wine and appetizer tray delivered to your room every afternoon, breakfast every morning, and so much more.

In just five short years, our Galena Bed and Breakfast has received almost 500 reviews on TripAdvisor, all of which are 5-star reviews. These reviews are an incredible testament to our dedication to service and hospitality. We stand behind everything we do here at our Galena Bed and Breakfast and look forward to celebrating with you over this holiday season while you enjoy a little shopping in downtown Galena! Book your getaway at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today!

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