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Forget about the stresses of the real world and escape to the Great Rivers & Routes region of southwest Illinois. To help you enjoy your escape, we have put together some packages and deals with the help of our partners to make sure you have a great time.

Here are just a few examples. Click here for a complete list of our deals and packages.

  • Hit the Trails Package (Best Available Rate) (Best Western Premier Alton St. Louis) Explore the great outdoors throughout southwest Illinois. With over 130 miles of paved and rustic trails winding over hills, valleys, prairies, woodlands. along with tracks beside the Mighty Mississippi River, there is plenty of room to roam. And let's face it -- a little nature therapy can go a long way! This package includes: one room for one night; a Grab 'N Go Breakfast; and two cinch backpacks each filled with one reuseable (BPA free) water bottle, trail mix, cooling towel, travel guide and maps. (Note: Package elements are non-refundable and must be 21 and over to book. For reservations: (618) 462-1220.
  • Doubletini Package ($106 rate) (DoubleTree by Hilton, Collinsville, IL): Make your great escape a Staycation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Collinsville, IL. Explore nearby Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, home to a prehistoric Native American civilization that once rivaled the population of London, England. Be sure to climb the 100-foot tall Monk's Mound for scenic views of the great American Bottoms. Visit Willoughby Heritage Farm and see what life was like on a 1940's farm. Walk the trails and visit with the farm animals. This package includes a complimentary Grab 'N Go breakfast and two drink vouchers at the adjacent Porter's Lounge (available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Be sure to enjoy steaks and more at Porter's Steakhouse, a premier dining experience. (Dinner not included in the package). Free changes or cancellations until the day before arrival for individual bookings made through Sept. 30. For reservations, call 1-800-235-4657.
  • Illinois Love Staycation (20% Off) (Drury Inn Collinsville): Located just minutes from Downtown St. Louis, Collinsville is home to Fairmount Park, one of a handful of thoroughbred horse race tracks in Illinois, Old Herald Brewey & Distillery, the Gateway Convention Center and more. Spend the day exploring the city and then relax and enjoy the Drury Inn's Illinois Love deal for 20 percent off your overnight stay. Reservations: 1-800-378-7946.
  • Route 66 Deals (Comfort Inn Edwardsville; Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Edwardsville; Holiday Inn Express Troy; TownePlace Suites, St. Louis-Edwardsville): Step out of your quarantine routine and enjoy a 20 percent discount on your room along Route 66 in Edwardsville and Troy. Make it the perfect Route 66 experience and enjoy pizza at Dewey's Pizza, along the historic highway in Edwardsville. Then be sure to travel north on the Mother Road and stop for a photo op with a pink elephant, see a one-of-a-kind rabbit ranch and enjoy a drive in movie at one of the few remaining outdoor theaters on the highway.

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