5 Ways to Celebrate this Galentine's Day

Ever wanted to have a day that's geared towards you and your BFF? Guess what! You are in luck. Now there is a day set aside specifically for girlfriends!

National Galentine's Day is Feb. 13, so grab your best friends and treat yourselves with a weekend getaway or an all-day adventure. Here are our top five ideas for some great girlfriend fun.

1. Dinner & Show

Go enjoy a tasty glass of wine paired with a Japanese Pancake or creamy deviled egg appetizers at Cleveland-Heath in downtown Edwardsville.

This is sure to get you in the perfect mood for a show at the nearby historic Wildey Theatre. Every weekend the Wildey has live music and this is a great excuse for a girl’s night out!

2. A Day Trip to Local Wineries and Route 66

There is no better way to catch up with your girlfriends than over delicious wine, food and a scenic drive down the River Road or along Route 66. Aerie's Winery and Grafton Winery and Brewhaus are amazing places to go relax, drink wine and enjoy the view of the mighty Mississippi.

Along Route 66 there are even more wineries to enjoy. Carve out your own wine trail for a great weekend getaway! Here are more places to visit: Grafton Winery the Vineyards, The Winery at Shale Lake, Mary Michelle Winery and Wild Pickins Winery.

3. Shopping

Shopping is fun no matter what day it is, but shopping with your friends on Galentine's Day is 10 times better! This Galentine’s Day go check out the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. It is the perfect place to find vintage decorations, housewares, and really anything else you may want. It is an even better place to commemorate the day with an Instagram photo with the welcoming giant pink elephant alongside the building.

4. Spa Day

Everyone needs a day to unwind and relax, but having your best friends with you makes it even more enjoyable! Get a makeover during your visit to Brush Hair + Makeup in Godfrey. Haircuts, makeup and other services are available by appointment only! Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa has facials that will make you feel like a new woman.

Enjoy a makeover at Merle Norman Cosmetics, Salon and Spa. Experience a hot stone pedicure at Lily's Nail and Spa to have your feet feeling brand new. If your want a complete change in your look, head to O'Hairs Salon and Spa.

5. Loading Dock Ice Rink

Sitting by a warm fire, roasting marshmallows and ice skating the day away with your best friends sounds like an amazing Galentine's Day. Make it a reality at the Loading Dock Ice Rink. Skate alongside the Mississippi River at this indoor rink then enjoy your favorite drink and toast some marshmallows.

Whichever way you decide to celebrate your Galentine's Day, remember... sisters before misters! Don't forget to appreciate your gal pals in the Great Rivers & Routes region.