Galena travel guide

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You're Going to Love Galena

With a population of 3,429, Galena is a must-see destination in Illinois, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Galena to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Galena

If you’re looking for affordable options, One Eleven Main (111 N. Main Street) and The Summit Food & Spirits (8700 West Chestnut Road) are great picks.

When to visit Galena

Galena in February
Estimated hotel price
$103
1 night at 3-star hotel
Galena in February
Estimated hotel price
$103
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Galena in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as 8.6 °F, with an average temperature of 19.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.6″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Galena, with an average rainfall of 1.2″.

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How to Get to Galena

Plane

When flying to Galena, you’ll arrive at Dubuque (DBQ), which is located 14 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Galena departs from New Orleans and takes around 7h 16m.

Car

Another option to get to Galena is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 148 miles from Galena. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Turo, among others, in Chicago.

Plane

When flying to Galena, you’ll arrive at Dubuque (DBQ), which is located 14 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Galena departs from New Orleans and takes around 7h 16m.

Car

Another option to get to Galena is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 148 miles from Galena. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Turo, among others, in Chicago.

Airlines serving Galena

Lufthansa
Good (4,667 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,752 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,449 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,933 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,344 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,244 reviews)
Finnair
Good (764 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,942 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (667 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,363 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (520 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (764 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,337 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (948 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (770 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (737 reviews)
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Where to stay in Galena

Average rates range from around $252 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $347 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Worldmark Galena and Lefevre Inn and Resort.

Where to stay in popular areas of Galena

Most booked hotels in Galena

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Galena, IL
2 stars
Excellent (8.8, 1073 reviews)
$100+
Stoney Creek Inn Galena
2 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1689 reviews)
$107+
Irish Cottage Inn & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 811 reviews)
$117+
Wyndham Garden Galena Hotel & Day Spa
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 833 reviews)
$72+
Chestnut Mountain Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8, 206 reviews)
$100+
Best Western Galena Inn & Suites
2 stars
Good (7.8, 331 reviews)
$103+

Renting a car in Galena

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Galena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Galena (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.