Below find your 1 Day Stay Itinerary, pictures
and a video to show you each stop you need to see before leaving town!

1 Day Stay



St. Charles features refreshing cafes where you can find amazing breakfast delicacies. Take a trip to Arcedium Coffeehouse on First Street, where you can see their modern style cafe with plenty of options for coffee, espresso and breakfast delights. Or if donuts are more your style, Bosa Donuts is the spot.

Explore the River

Come explore the Fox River in downtown St. Charles after breakfast. Take a walk on the scenic trails which can take you to various spots such as Mount St. Mary's Park, where you can wander and gander at sculptures, Pottawatomie Park where you can rent a paddle boat or go mini-golfing, or head to downtown and take a self-guided tour on the history of downtown St. Charles, which begins at the St. Charles History Museum.


Let's Get some Lunch

Lunch in St. Charles is easily enjoyed thanks to all the options awaiting you. One of the most unique lunch hot spots in the area is Bella European Bistro. Make sure to try the perogies!

Take a Ride on a Paddlewheel Boat

Take a scenic ride on the historic Paddlewheel Riverboats, where you can cruise along the Fox River and enjoy a myriad of sights. 

Treat Yourself to some Treats

After a cruise on the Fox River, treat yourself to some amazing treats in downtown St. Charles. Try Two Wild Seeds Bakery for delicious gluten free baked treats, Breadsmith Bakery for homemade bread and baked goods or Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream for some goodies.



St. Charles has plenty of options to end your day. For an amazing outdoor patio visit The Office Bar & Grill or for some authentic Mexican cuisine try El Puente.

After Dinner Drinks

For unique drinks after dinner escape to Dawn's Beach Hut, a tiki bar serving favorite frozen tropical drinks.  Just down the street stop into RHouse which is known for stirring up amazing drinks.