Downtown St. Charles
Downtown St. Charles
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Discover your City Side! Downtown St. Charles is home to two theatres, five breweries, one cidery, boutique shopping, award winning events, and an endless array of dining options. Enjoy riverfront views on the patios of our great restaurants, easy accessibility with over 2,000 parking spots and so much more.
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Ernst Piercy
Colorado Springs, CO694 contributions
Apr 2022
The downtown area is very nice, with a great selection of stores and restaurant, especially near the river.
Written 27 April 2022
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Alamills
Bogota, Colombia437 contributions
Dec 2021
Walking around downtown is pleasant and peaceful in particular along the river. Interesting to learn a little about the history of St. Charles, especially the statue of a Native American.
Written 26 January 2022
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michelebarry2
Illinois107 contributions
Jan 2022
This is a great town situated along the Fox River. Sad to return to see less shops open post-pandemic, but hopefully it will rebound with time. Great trails for biking or walking.
Written 21 January 2022
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Tina D
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Solo
Had some time to kill. Went in for lunch at La Mesa Pleasantly surprised ! It was amazing . Guacamole it was perfect! Steak taco was amazing! And mango margarita was to die for! Will be back for sure! If your in downtown st charles. It’s worth the time . You won’t be disappointed! It’s a 10 for sure!!
Written 28 July 2021
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Bruce J
2 contributions
Dec 2020
Very nice and clean, good restuarants and bars.The Fox river is very nice. Ther are many beautiful older buildings in town.
Written 14 December 2020
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Nathaniel C
Tel Aviv, Israel12 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
We have been in St Charles twice in the past month (Scarecrow fest and today) both time really enjoyed the little down feel. Very warm and friendly people and nice for a stroll. Kids enjoy Lincoln Park.
Written 28 November 2020
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Raymond U
Aurora, IL70 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very nice area, it’s come a long way over the years. Very well laid out, lots to offer.
Clean and safe
Wide variety of food and drink establishments
Written 24 July 2020
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Wendy M
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Today was a beautiful February day with crisp air and a bright blue sky. We decided to drive up to St Charles just to walk around and enjoy the architecture. It has a nice, walkable downtown area right next to the river with lots of unique architecture. We peeked inside the lobby of the Baker Hotel. The incredible craftsmanship was a highlight, both inside and out. There is no shortage of places to eat and drink. The river path is bike friendly and if you ride a mile or so to the south; you’ll find Geneva which I guarantee you’ll love just as much!
Written 23 February 2020
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nataliaczajka
Saint Charles, IL3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I love to walk along the river, so relaxing. It is especially nice in the summer. Very dog friendly.
Written 11 February 2020
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Charles C
Saskatoon, Canada376 contributions
Nov 2019
The downtown district by the river was so cool. The low head dam creates a beautiful river view that cuts through downtown. Nice big side walks and viewing points. Close to restaurants and all kinds of businesses
Written 25 November 2019
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