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Here are some ideas for an awesome Girl’s Trip to Springfield.

Shop for local produce or even a bouquet of wildflowers at the Old Capitol Farmers Market. While walking from booth to booth, enjoy a cup of fresh brewed coffee or some breakfast at one of the vendors. How about the evening Moonlight Market every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, May - September, where you will find unique craft, art and locally made products. 

Enjoy an appetizer or glass of craft beer in the Obed & Isaac's outdoor Bocce Beer Garden. Click for Breweries


How about Coffee and breakfast at one of our local spots. Three Twigs Bakery, Café Moxo, or Incredibly Delicious are just a few options in Springfield for some great morning grub!


Nothing's better than a relaxing spa visit to kick start or wrap up your day – Check out Spavia, BJ Grand Salon & Spa, Peace Love and Sweat or MassageLUXE for several relaxing options. 

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Time to Shop, man, things just keep getting better & better! We have so many awesome local boutique shops, here’s a few, Wild Rose, District 23, Gypsy Soul, and several artist co-ops in Historic Downtown Springfield. If you're looking for a little retail therapy, check out White Oaks Mall – A Simon Mall or SCHEELS. For more shops, click here.


Take a short trip, outside of Springfield, and enjoy lunch at a quaint café called Morning Star Café, and then take a stroll through Lincoln’s New Salem. Afterwards head out for a glass of wine at one of our amazing wineries! Click for Wineries


How about a picnic at the park – Grab a box lunch from a café and head out to Washington Park. Find that perfect shady spot, relax and enjoy!

Stop & smell the flowers at Washington Park Botanical Gardens – or wander the trails at Lincoln Memorial Gardens next to Lake Springfield.

Are you a sun seeker? How about a cruise around Lake Springfield on a boat or Jet Ski rental from Lake Springfield Marina.

Take a historical tour of incredible Springfield homes including the Dana-Thomas House – A Frank Lloyd Wright Design, Lincoln Home, Elijah Iles House and Edwards Place. Click here for a full list of our sites.

Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? Go on an adventure through Springfield with the Explorer Passport! 20 sites, attractions & culinary delights, along with our Living Legends of Route 66, it's a ready-made itinerary! Complete your passport & earn fun, unique gifts.

Take in Springfield's art scene at the Pharmacy Art Gallery & Art Space, SAA Collective or even check out some of the Instagrammable Spots. Snap some amazing pics and make sure you use #VisitSpringfield for a chance to have your pic shared on our social!

Dinner Time!! Check out some of the city's fine dining options like Curate or Joseph's Fine Cuisine, or enjoy a unique experience at Velewhere they believe in sharing & experiencing new tastes with small plates meant for sampling. Click for Eat + Drink Spots

For a listing of our upcoming events, fairs & festivals check out our events page here.  

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your visit? Check out one of our Hotels.

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