Quincy, Illinois

The best architecture outside of Chicago, free blues and artsy, foodie fests —just a few of the pleasures you’ll experience in Quincy, IL.

With its pristine setting overlooking the Mississippi, Quincy is a gem of a river town steeped in history, hospitality and natural beauty. Infuse a steadfast but ever growing fervor for the cultural, culinary & libational arts, and Quincy shines as a subtly energetic travel destination.

Summer & autumn welcome much-anticipated riverfront rowing races and downtown festivals. The relaxing Great River Grape Escape hosts 12 Illinois wineries, live music and local chefs’ tastings.

A stone’s throw away is Historic Washington Park, home of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate, now surrounded by swanky wine & martini bars, micro-brew pubs, and fresh eateries. Home central to the Midsummer Arts Faire and cool blues concerts all summer long.

To salute Quincy’s German roots, the Oktoberfest commandeers the streets of the former Dick Brothers Brewery in the Calftown District, with kilted musicians, traditional German food, local brewers and cavern tours.

Since Quincy holds the bragging rights of over 3,600 buildings on the National Historic Register, the self-guided Architectural Driving Tour of 15 areas of the city is a must. While perusing historic boulevards and meticulous tree-lined streets, pause at a few museums…ask for the BOGO Museum Pass to all eleven eclectic venues.

The Local Fix Culinary Guide details 70 delicious spots to satisfy palates equally obsessed with food as Quincyans…fresh farm-to-table offerings, loose-meat sandwiches approved by Food Network’s Alton Brown, and long-standing authentic Italian, to name a few.

With the lush, fertile Mississippi River land surrounding Quincy, it’s no wonder five wineries have flourished, some since 1857, and partnered to create the Mississippi Valley Wine Trail.

Download all the complimentary guides on seequincy.com or request by calling 800.978.4748.

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