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Five Must-Visit Destinations in St. Charles

The Arcada Theatre is your spot for electrifying performances! This 900-seat theatre brings amazing music and entertainment almost every weekend. You’ll also want to check out the Club Arcada on the third floor of the theatre for a 1920’s speakeasy bar that delivers great food and entertainment.

Hotel Baker has been in St. Charles for almost 100 years and for good reason. This boutique hotel has amazing views of the downtown and Fox River, as well as puts you right in the heart of St. Charles and within walking distance of amazing bars, restaurants, shopping and more.

Right across from the Hotel Baker on First Street, Alter Brewing + Kitchen brings an experience that can’t be beat. Try out some signature craft brews while you enjoy savory food. You can sit inside or enjoy the marvelous views outside on their patio.

First Street Plaza

First Street Plaza recently went through a transformation, becoming a piazza where people can enjoy live music, outdoor seating and amazing food. Four restaurants – Gia Mia, La Mesa Modern Mexican, La Za Za Trattoria and McNally’s Irish Pub – all have seating on the plaza, giving you a wide variety of food to choose from.

Pottawatomie Park is a can’t miss on a clear, sun-shiny day. You can rent pedal wheel boats and kayaks or go mini-golfing at Riverview Miniature Golf Course, hit a long drive at the 9-hole Pottawatomie Golf Course, go for a cruise on the Paddlewheel Riverboats, enjoy a picnic at the Pottawatomie Pavilion or go for a swim at the Swanson Pool. There’s a lot of activity jammed into the park, making it one of the most popular parks in St. Charles!


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