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Activities Based on Your Favorite Genre of Music

More often than not, you can tell a lot about somebody's personality based off of what type of genre of music that they listen to the most. While this is not always the case 100% of the time, it is fun to predict what types of activities people would enjoy. With just how much there is to do in this city, it isn't difficult to find something for whatever interest you may have - and we did all the work for you! Take a look below to see what St. Charles, IL activity you should do next based off of your favorite genre of music.


Jazz - Visit a Speakeasy

The smooth sounds of the saxophone, the deep vibration of the base, and the brassy pitch of a trumpet are all sounds you can expect to hear when listening to Jazz Music. If this is your genre of choice, it's safe to say that you are very creative, outgoing, and always looking for an adventure. One of the best adventures in town comes from spending an evening out at the Club Arcada Speakeasy. As you walk through the doors, you will be instantly transported back to the "Roaring 20s" with an abundance of eclectic decorations and antique furnishings that surround you. You can sip on a creative craft cocktail and taste their culinary creations while appreciating live entertainment that takes place on most nights.


Hip-Hop/Rap - Workout at a Gym

Photo #1 Courtesy of Core FSN, Photo #2 Courtesy of The Basement Gym

When listening to Hip-Hop Music, you'll often discover that it's high-energy and fast-paced. With this type of sound, it will definitely get you in the mood to hit the gym, and Hip-Hop Music makes for fantastic workout playlist. For all you Hip-Hop fans, head to a gym in town like The Basement Gym or Core FSN, and get some exercise in! Your mood will be greatly improved, and you'll be feeling more confident than ever when you hit that new personal best while jamming to the tunes of your favorite Hip-Hop artist.


Country - Cruise the Fox River on a Boat

A reoccurring theme that you can often find when listening to Country Music is being outside and having a blast. For this activity, we are going to focus on just that. For all you Country Music fans, try spending the day on a boat on the beautiful Fox River. Nothing beats cruising the water with your friends and family while taking in all the nature around. If you don't have boat, there's no need to worry! You can rent a kayak or canoe from the Riverview Miniature Golf Course by the hour, and you can launch it from Boy Scout Island, Ferson Creek Park, Gorhom Memorial Launch, Mt. St. Mary Park, or Pottawatomie Park.


Rock n' Roll - Enjoy Happy Hour Deals

Especially when Rock n' Roll Music first emerged, it was considered a style that was a bit rebellious and was listened by the younger crowd who were loud, unapologetic, and just looking for a good time. When the idea of a good time comes to mind, you can't help but think about the Happy Hour Specials that take place throughout town. This is the ideal way to celebrate anything, even if it's just the completion of a work day. Listeners of this genre make no compromises when it comes to their music taste, and now, they don't have to make any compromises when it comes to their wallet, either. Click here to view our Happy Hour Hub - showcasing some fantastic deals you can get at local St. Charles restaurants.


Electronic - Search for a Geocache


It's tough to sit still when listening to Electronic Music. The tunes are exceptional to dance to, and many people that listen to it have a free-spirit and are always open to new experiences. Considering that a lot of Electronic Music is made with tons of different sounds and synthesizers that don't always stay on the beaten path, it's understandable that those who listen to it are up for anything! If this sounds like you, try Geocaching! This is an outdoor recreational activity where you'll need to navigate around looking for clues and containers to find the Geocache. The best part is, this challenge allows for the chance to explore the St. Charles area and to take in all that the town has to offer. If you want to learn more about Geocaching, please click here.


What's Your Go-To St. Charles, IL Activity While Listening to Your Favorite Music?

  • Taking a Bike Ride

  • Going Out Fishing

  • Enjoying Time Alone

  • Exploring the Trails


Classical - Take the St. Charles Historic Walking Tour

They say that listening to Classical Music actually can make you smarter, so if you're someone who listens to this type of music regularly, it only makes sense for your St. Charles activity to be both educational and fun. Take our self-guided St. Charles Historic Walking Tour, hosted on the Travel St. Charles App, and venture around town to learn about some of the building blocks of this city. Not only will you get to visit these historic locations, but there is audio with information on each of the stops that go along with it, too! This tour will take you to notable locations such as the Hotel Baker and the Arcada Theatre. If you don't have the Travel St. Charles App downloaded yet, you can do so by clicking here.


Pop - Enroll in a Dance Class

Photo #1 Courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Photo #2 Courtesy of Lux Dance Studio

If your favorite genre of music is Pop - a fun, popular style of music, then you're going to an activity that matches that kind of spirit. Fans of this genre tend to always look for something that will satisfy that outgoing personality, and one activity that does just that is taking a dance lesson. Put on your dancing shoes and visit Fred Astaire Dance Studio or Lux Dance Studio to refine your moves. This is a wonderful way to break out of your comfort zone a bit, and to learn/work on a skill while you're at it! On top of being able to impress your friends and family the next time your at an event, you'll also have the opportunity to meet some new people and to build lasting relationships.


Soul - Relax with a Spa Day

Photo #1 Courtesy of Sage Healing Collective, Photo #2 Courtesy of Mixology Salon Spa

Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye - if these names make your ears ring with delight, it's evident that you're a Soul Music enthusiast, and you probably mirror some of it's soothing, calm characteristics, too. This style of music goes hand in hand with taking a calming spa day, and will assist in making you feel at ease with yourself. After all, everyone deserves some self-care at times! This certainly sticks with vibe of this type of music, and there are plenty of places in town that can pamper you to the fullest like at Sage Healing Collective or Mixology Salon Spa. Believe us, by the end of the day, you will feel completely rejuvenated and better than ever!


Alternative - Plan a Picnic

Alternative Music or Indie Music tends to go against the grain. It doesn't always follow the typical musical norms, but can have a relaxed feel to it. The same can go for the individual who listens to this type of music - someone who is gentle and content with where they are at. The perfect way for a fan of Alternative Music to spend some time in St. Charles is by planning a picnic at a local park or forest preserve. If cooking isn't really your thing, you can pick up a meal from one of the incredible local St. Charles restaurants before heading out for your day outside. If you need a little inspiration for your picnic planning, you can click here to read one of our latest blogs for a variety of different ideas!



If music really is your passion, then you can't miss out on the 2023 St. Charles Jazz Weekend. There will be 30+ jazz performances taking place at a variety of St. Charles venues from September 7th through September 10th. For more information, please click here.


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