In the past we have done power shopping trips. This year, we would like to do something different. We want more of a shopping destination with small, unique shops, winery or wine tasting would be a definate plus! We are interested in relaxing and people watching as well. I am thinking Geneva, Naperville, type places. What I'm interested in is a town with a hotel that we can walk from shops to room at our leisure. Also, good food would be important! There will be about 25 of us, so bed and breakfast pry out, would also be too pricey for such a large group. We are going first weekend in November. We are coming from Peoria area and would like to keep within a 2 to 3 hour drive. Thank you so much for your opinions, I certainly appreciate it and look forward to your responses!