Winter in Alton, Illinois offers a wonderful season of activities that celebrate the season. And, here are five reasons winter is an ideal time to explore Alton.
This is the perfect time for staying at one of the areas Bed and Breakfast that offer cozy fireplaces and country meals. Staying at a bed and breakfasts is a great way to learn about the local history and pick up a few insider tips on what to see and do from your host as well.
After a night of relaxation and fine food, be prepared for a amazing experience as you gaze at the hundreds of American Bald Eagles migrating to the area. This is a stunning site that draws avid birds lovers, naturalists, as well as photographers from around the country to catch these mighty birds in flight.
When the snow begins to fall we think of the Holiday Season and finding that perfect gifts for the ones we love along “Antique Row.” There are many unique antique shops in the area along with specialty stores offering rare items you cannot find elsewhere. The area’s gifts seem to have a special and unique touch sure to warm the heart of any lucky receiver.
The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is a time of festive splendor in the Alton region. The “Celebration of Christmas” in Rock Spring Park is a sparkling show of lights, and is created with over two million lights, which decorate the trees, transforming the park into a winter wonderland. The cities of Grafton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Alton and Bethalto have hometown Christmas celebrations each year.
When winter’s frost begins to thaw and spring begins to bloom, the Alton area comes to life with colorful events for all to enjoy. And, if you’re ready to get outdoors there are many campgrounds, cabins, as well as primitive tent, group camping and a State Lodge to stay at during your visit. Most campgrounds have nature areas to explore and recreational opportunities to enjoy as well. Enjoy a afternoon cruise on a sunny day along the Meeting of Great Rivers Byway, which is a great way to jump-start the season. Fairs and festivals are especially frequent during this time of year.
Plan Your Trip To Alton, Illinois
The best way to discover the winter fun and recreation in the Alton area is to order a current copy of the Visitor’s Guide and Calendar of Events by visiting the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.