New GO Guide Highlights Fall/Winter Fun

(Alton, IL – Aug. 31, 2023) Unexpected delights await travelers who are planning a Fall or winter trip to southwest Illinois and the new Great Rivers & Routes Fall/Winter GO Guide is chock full of ideas for fun.

The newly released inspiration guide highlights the adventures available in southwest Illinois including breathtaking Fall color drives along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, the Top 20 Things to Do This Fall, Fall Flavors in the region, the 5 Suprising Small Towns You Don’t Want to Miss, a look at craft beer breweries, holiday fun, winter activities and, of course, Eagle Season.

“We look at each GO Guide as a way to inspire travel to our Great Rivers & Routes region,” Tourism Bureau President/CEO Cory Jobe said. “There is so much to do here from enjoying outdoor adventures on our great rivers to sampling locally bottled wines at local wineries to celebrating winter with the arrival of the American Bald Eagle to the region. The Fall/Winter GO Guide won’t disappoint anyone who is looking for a great getaway experience.”

GO Guides are produced twice a year by the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter travel. The guide is available locally at the Alton Visitor Center and at area attractions, restaurants and hotels and motels throughout Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Greene and Calhoun counties. An online version is available to download at and printed guides can be requested online at

(The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau is a certified Destination Marketing Organization serving Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin, Montgomery and Greene counties and East St. Louis in St. Clair County. The bureau is dedicated to educating visitors about the region by providing information regarding the area’s history, unique landmarks, recreational opportunities, leisure attractions, special events and scenic marvels.)