Guys’ Getaway Day Trip

I can only imagine what a guys’ trip consists of. I imagine it usually has lots of jokes, drinking, eating, and biking on the Fox River Bike Trail. If you’re the adventurous type or if you like to challenge your friends, then I suggest you take them on the Fox River Bike Trail. There are many options for activities while you ride the adventurous trails, including drinking and eating – which is the best part for a Guys’ Trip, right?

Start by having lunch at Emmett’s Ale House in West Dundee. They have so many handcrafted beers that you’ll have a hard time choosing which ones to try. Next, take the bike trail down to Trout Park. This park has a boat launch, walking trails, and a public baseball field. Play a game of baseball, throw around a football, or play a quick game of soccer.  There might be games that weekend, so watching a baseball game while you eat a hot dog sounds like it fits a guy’s trip perfectly.

If you all aren’t feeling like a game, then go down to Side Street Studios to check out some weird, out of the ordinary artwork. Finish out the day by biking down a little more to downtown Elgin and have dinner at Elgin Public House. Their “pub grub” is very good and a local favorite. I’ve had one of their specialty burgers with pub fries that left me full and satisfied. They also have many beers and drinks to choose from, so you’re never left feeling thirsty.

Emmett’s Ale House
128 W. Main Street
West Dundee, IL

Trout Park
576 Trout Park Boulevard
Elgin, IL

Side Street Studios Art
15 Ziegler Court
Elgin, IL

Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago Street
Elgin, IL

Not a bad plan for a girl planning a guys’ getaway, right?

If all I’ve planned sounds like too much to fit in day – that’s a challenge for all the guys out there – then just have lunch and bike the trail. You could even just play a game of baseball at Trout park and then bike down to eat at Elgin Public House. Either way, come out and see our beautiful bike trail while you visit a local restaurant and attraction. We have great places to choose from for a weekend guy’s trip. Use #OnTheFox to show all of your crazy adventures, your new favorite craft beer, or a group shot of the winning football team.


About Me Photo of ShalinaAbout the Author: Shalina Wozny I am a communications intern for EACVB. I really like being the “middle man” and finding a way to bridge the gap between people. I like exploring new cities, eating a good bowl of pasta, and having anything sweet for dessert – dessert is a must for me! Fall is my favorite season; the leaves changing color fascinate me. I love having deep, soulful conversations. Follow my posts on this blog to find out more about what I love to do in this area.