Weekend Stay Itinerary in St. Charles, IL


DAY 1


Head to your Hotel

Prepare for the best service you’ll find in the area with our pristine exemplary hotels such as Hotel Baker, Courtyard by Marriott or Hilton Garden Inn. There are a total of 11 hotels to choose from in St. Charles.


Grab Dinner


St. Charles has some of the best restaurants in the area that will accommodate all your cravings. Check out places like E&S Fish Company for a fine dining experience or grab dinner in a more casual setting like Flagship on the Fox in downtown St. Charles.


Listen to Live Music


There are tons of places hosting live music every weekend in St. Charles. Find a weekly updated list here.


DAY 2


Let's Do Brunch


St. Charles has the best brunch options around. The Graceful Ordinary, a premier riverfront restaurant, has a chef-driven brunch and lunch menu to pair perfectly with bottomless mimosas.


Explore St. Charles


After a good breakfast, take a walk-through history in downtown St. Charles. Stop by the St. Charles History Museum to take a self-guided tour featuring 27 historic stops. Be sure to also stop by the Curious Fox Gift Shop, located in the museum, for some St. Charles, IL souvenirs.


Time for Fun


Take the self-guided St. Charles Brew Tour. Check in to each brewery here to win a limited edition STC Brew Tour t-shirt. If you are feeling a little competitive, head to St. Charles Bowl for a newly renovated cosmic bowling experience.


Dine


Enjoy the last meal of the day at La Za' Za' Trattoria an upscale Italian steakhouse serving St. Charles for over 25 years. ZaZa's has a large menu with dishes such as pasta, chops, seafood & pizza in a relaxed, stylish setting.


DAY 3


Make the Most of Your Morning


Grab breakfast at Brunch Café located in downtown St. Charles. Take a look at their large menu beforehand to explore the many options for breakfast and lunch here.


Explore the River


Rent a pedal boat or kayak at Pottawatomie Park and bring a camera to make sure you can capture all the beautiful scenes and wild life you will see! If you find yourself in St. Charles during the colder months, you can also rent snow shoes at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center to explore the many trails in St. Charles, IL.


Fuel up for the Ride Home


As your day ends in St. Charles, grab a late lunch or early dinner at The Hive Tavern & Eatery. The Hive has a casual setting perfect for adults & kids.