An old joke says you need a vacation when you start looking like the picture on your passport or driver’s license. So if you are considering looking in the mirror, stop and plan a getaway to Clinton County, IL, instead! Taking a couple of days away from work and the stresses of daily life will benefit you in more ways than you think. You will return refreshed, relaxed, and better able to handle any problem or annoyance that comes your way.
You may ask, why a getaway to Clinton County, IL? That’s easy! There are both things to do and places to relax without the stress of a big city. Take things at your own pace; that’s the whole purpose of a vacation.
Things to Do
Enjoy Carlyle Lake
Carlyle Lake is one of the true gems of the state of Illinois. It is the largest man-made lake, with 26,000 acres of water. There are beaches, boating and sailing, and fishing. You will find biking and hiking trails around the lake and in nearby parks. There are spots for camping or cabins to rent. There are opportunities for you to be as active as you choose!
Visit the Wineries
Spend an afternoon visiting one or more of our award-winning local wineries. Some have live entertainment. Others are a playground unto themselves with sand volleyball or woodland trails.
If you are a history buff, then you are in luck! There is a Civil War Fort, two Historical Museums, many monuments, and a 150-year-old Suspension Bridge. Spend an afternoon tracing the history of the county.
All of this activity will certainly have worked up an appetite, and Clinton County will not disappoint! There are restaurants with a super-casual atmosphere or a bit more formal. You can choose Italian features or Mexican. To make it easier, we have put our favorites together in a handy guide. It seems that everyone’s favorite food is burgers, so we have a list of our favorite stops for them, as well. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you are covered!
Where to Stay
Finally, you may wonder where to stay on your Clinton County getaway. We have as many lodging choices as there are restaurant choices. Which type of lodging would you prefer? Do you want to rough it and go camping? Or, you may want to stay in a rustic cabin instead. Some people think the best type of getaway is to have everything taken care of, like a stay in a homey bed and breakfast or a hotel or motel full of amenities. No matter what kind of lodging you prefer, you will find it in Clinton County.
The real question now is, why are you waiting? Look at your calendar, and decide when you can get away for a few days. Planning your getaway to Clinton County, IL, is easy! Decide where to stay, pack your bags, and download our travel guide. Sometimes looking forward to a trip is as much fun as taking it, but we think you will love your stay so much that you will start planning a return trip.