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Back in time.

Downtown St. Charles is Charming, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time ( a better time... read more

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2019
Saint Charles, Illinois
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Discover your City Side! Downtown St. Charles is home to two theatres, boutique shopping, award winning events, and an endless array of dining options. Come experience a place where the cherished past is complemented by an array of urban amenities...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1926
+1 630-443-3967
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All reviews downtown st the river arcada theater rocket fizz old world charm antique shops small town hotel baker great place to visit beautiful town walking around plenty of parking large variety nice area pheasant run resort great fun worth the trip
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown St. Charles is Charming, it feels like you’ve stepped back in time ( a better time). Walking around and stopping at the little shops and a MUST is an afternoon cocktail at the Baker Hotel! Just CHARMING!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NinaZiggy
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Plenty of people watching, good bar food/pub grub, safer and easier to navigate that the city. Also our river is nicer. Loves me some downtown STC

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yellolabb12
Reviewed 11 February 2019

We walked around and saw some nice restaurants. Try the cupcakes at the specialty shop just off of main street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kenracine
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Great downtown, small, but easy layout with food, shops and interesting river views. Nice architecture, easy to walk access with plenty of parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 16 January 2019

St. Charles is right on the fox river and is picturesque. The Hotel Baker and Salerno's on the Fox are right on the river and exude class.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Krayz19
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Had stopped in St. Charles the downtown area is very picturesque lots of parking possibilities free which is always nice. You have 2 theatres lots of boutiques restaurants an interesting mix of historic buildings and newer buildings you also have fox river running through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leed809
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Sweet little downtown area. There are a few shops and restaurants that are within walking distance of each other but other than that there's not a lot to do. A nice place to come to slow down and relax.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank theahope
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We really loved the cute shops, boutiques, & the restaurants to eat. They also have awesome concerts

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank N5315MGjudyc
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Located along North Ave., just west of the Fox River, downtown St. Charles is a great place to visit and stroll among the variety of stores and then try to decide on a great restaurant. There is something to be said about a view of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Went for the concert at the Arcada Theater and had lunch and spent a few hours shopping around this old, restored downtown area... fun and something different to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paul30
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