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A Guide to a Guys Getaway in Bloomington-Normal

From Local Experts

3 Days 46 Miles


Bloomington, Normal

From the local experts at Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Enjoy good craft beer, plenty of golf and even some shooting on the gun range with the guys in Bloomington-Normal!

Start your getaway by practicing your golf game at All Seasons Golf Learning Center with their revolutionized driving range with TopTracer. The next day, hit the greens at the Den at Fox Creek, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Cap off your trip with tasting the heart and soul of our local brewers – they all have a seat and a cold one waiting for you!

Day 1:

Golf & Pizza

  • Pizza on a table with. the view of a golf stand in the back

A relaxing weekend with the guys kicks off with dropping your bags at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center. A Stay & Play Package with BloNo Pizza Co. and All Seasons Golf Learning Center is just the ticket! Enjoy the same dynamic technology you see with the PGA while competing against your friends. Our attractions and restaurants are within a short drive of the hotel.

You don’t have to travel far to get to your next stop! White Oak Brewing is across the street from the All Seasons Golf Learning Center and will have a cold beer waiting for you. Their memorable names are sure to leave a lasting impression on you – such as Woooo! (Porter – English) and Holla Atcha (Blond Ale). Their outdoor patio is a relaxing, calm environment and perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Day 2:

Golf & Beer

  • The sunset and exterior of a building with an outdoor area

After enjoying a full breakfast at your hotel, hit the greens at The Den at Fox Creek to play 18 holes. Any golf enthusiast will love this as it is an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. It’s an exquisite 6,926-yard, par-72 course. By this time, you all have probably worked up an appetite. DESTIHL Brewery is a 6,700-sq. ft. facility that features bottle and draft releases of pilot, experimental and barrel-aged beers, which pair well with their full menu of bold-flavored, American-inspired pub fare. On summer weekends, DESTIHL offers live performances by local musicians out on their patio. So sit back, order a unique craft beer and jam out to live music.

If you’re looking to continue your night, the Bloomington-Normal area has more breweries to offer! Keg Grove Brewing Company is the epitome of a Midwestern brewery. Corn is an integral part of every beer they create! Their selection includes ales, bold IPA’s, and classic American styles. A lil brewery with big flavor, Lil Beaver Brewery is changing the local craft brewery scene. Do you like coconut and chocolate? Well, Lil Beaver likes to add those flavors and many other unique ones to their beers. But don’t worry, they also serve traditional craft beers for those who love the classic tastes.

Day 3:

Breakfast & Shooting Range

  • A sign

A home-cooked breakfast at Times Past Inn is a must after a night out on the town. But before you leave, if you are in need of more competition with the guys, a visit to Darnall’s Gun Works and Ranges is the next stop. A family-owned and operated gunshop and shooting range, Darnall’s Gun Works and Ranges offers a variety of gun training, indoor and outdoor rifle and pistol ranges, and trap/skeet shooting.

A short drive from anywhere in Illinois, the Bloomington-Normal Area is your next Guys Getaway!

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