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Your Getaway to St. Charles, IL

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the scent of freshly cut grass fills the air. These signs can only mean one thing: summer is arriving in St. Charles! At the St. Charles Business Alliance, we have been hard at work introducing new initiatives that will help make your travel planning to this city a breeze this season. Continue reading below to learn more!

Fox River Commercial

Video Courtesy of LoveCreative

By now, you're probably already aware that there is tons of outdoor fun to be had throughout St. Charles. In order to showcase this, we've launched a brand-new commercial that features some of the outdoor activities commonly found around the Fox River, like stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, running the trails, and much more. You'll also notice familiar spots around town, such as Pottawatomie Park and the 1st Street Plaza.

Looking for some inspiration on ways you can enjoy the outdoors in St. Charles? Click below to read an article from our blog series that highlights many ways you can soak up some sun in this town.

What Are You Looking Forward to in St. Charles this Summer?

  • Enjoying Ice Cream

  • Listening to STC Live!

  • Getting on the Fox River

  • Spending Time at the Parks

1st Street Plaza

If you haven't been to downtown St. Charles to stop by the newly renovated 1st Street Plaza, then this is your sign to do so! This community space serves as a gathering area, outdoor dining space, and of course, home to many incredible businesses. To make navigating the 1st Street Plaza easy, we've created a brand new landing page on our website highlighting all this space has to offer! Click the button below to get started!

This summer, there will be FREE live music taking place on the 1st Street Plaza (as well as at an array of businesses around town) every Wednesday and Friday from 6pm-7:30pm in part of STC Live!. You can find the upcoming 1st Street Plaza performances on the 1st Street landing page, as well as on our STC Live! landing page. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience some of the best local talent around, while enjoying everything this incredible space has to offer in the summer! While you're spending some time on the 1st Street Plaza, you can find additional things to do, food and drink, shopping, and more using one of our two digital kiosks that hosts the FREE Travel St. Charles App (that you can download here). This resource is ideal for navigating and discovering all there is to experience in this city. To take a deeper dive into the digital kiosks on the 1st Street Plaza, you can read an article from our blog series by clicking the button below.

Getaway Guide

Now that you're all caught up on some of the latest happenings in St. Charles, it's time to start planning your trip! We understand that organizing a getaway can be a challenge, so we are here to help. We've created a brand-new St. Charles Getaway Guide, showcasing things to do around town, food & drink, and more. Plus, with vibrant map and directory of downtown St. Charles, this serves as an incredible resource to ensure that you don't miss a thing!

Winning a FREE, limited-edition hot sauce just by indulging in delicious Mexican food? Yes, please! You can complete the Tortilla Tour by checking into, and dining at 6 St. Charles Mexican restaurants on the Travel St. Charles App! Click above to learn more.

1 Comment

Ann Green
Ann Green
17 hours ago

I had planned to attend the latest event in St. Charles. Experience exciting activities and discover unique, amazing resources. So much excitement. Happy Wheels

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