Welcome to one of the prettiest cities the Midwest has ever known, hugging 50 miles of Mississippi River scenes to the west, and opening to 15 square miles of stunning architecture, intriguing history, and tantalizing food & drink options to the east. 

Quincy, Illinois will envelope you in its natural beauty and community passion for the culinary arts. The 2024 SeeQuincy Travel Magazine highlights the best way to see & do things in town, and out, including Weekend Plans and Great River Road excursions in the scenic surrounds. It presents inspiring travel themes like Farms with Flowers & Food, Kayak QuincyBay, and Swoonworthy Sunsets. Vying for top warm weather event: the ever-popular Summer Flavor Tours, back and hotter than ever, after a sellout season in 2023.

Weekends in Quincy are loaded with creative and delicious adventures. Friday nights heat up with free Blues concerts in historic Washington Park (2nd & 4th Fridays, June-Aug). Food trucks are onsite, and the park is bordered by tantalizing food and drink options like the Fuzzy Bubbler, a cheese-focused beer pub and Seoul 2 Soul Bistro, serving up late night Korean Fusion. 

Summer Flavor Tours.

Saturdays in Quincy are made for foodies. Slip on your favorite sunglasses and grab a friend or glide solo– just remember to bring your appetite. The beckoning flavors of summer converge each June to August in Summer Flavor Tours. Think: warm breezes, brunch, cool cocktails, and sweet endings.

Guided by friendly food hosts, Flavor Tours stroll through historic downtown streets where local chefs share seasonal menus plus house-made coffee, cocktails, and beer at six spots, with venues ranging from a fresh café brunch to custom appetizers at a swanky retro lounge. The tour incorporates history and architecture details along the way and meanders through the Farmers Market and a local boutique shop.

Flavor Tours conclude at the city’s only craft brewery, Quincy Brewing Company,where the owners’ passion for craft beer and historic downtown is evident the minute you walk in the door. QBCo offers exceptional ales, lagers and seltzers in an inviting, renovated space. Relax al fresco in The Garden with one of 18 beers on tap.

Kayak Quincy

With its grand location on the Mississippi River, a must while in town is Kayak Quincy. The new program offers self-checkout kayaks seven days a week, sunup to sundown. Quincy Bay is the ideal spot to navigate the waters of the most magnificent river in North America.

The area is composed of interconnected channels, bottomland forest, a small boat harbor, and a cut through channel. Quincy Bay is one of the largest natural bays in the Upper Mississippi River, providing habitat for a variety of native fish and wildlife species, including resident and migratory birds, waterfowl, and many native fish. 

Kayak Quincy Bay

Quincy is also the nucleus of a region populated by family farms and wineries, dedicated to growing fruits and vegetables sustainably. Dotting the rural landscape, you’ll discover co-op farm stands & markets and family-friendly events.

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Local favorites include The Farm Stand Kitchen’s cozy café and organic blueberry garden (translates to house made blueberry waffles!), Edgewood Orchard’s frozen apple cider slushies, and pick-your-own flower bouquets at Terripin Farms. Savor a day in the country inspired by our Farms with Flowers & Food Guide, and winery hop to seven family-owned ventures on the Mississippi Valley Wine Trail.

For more travel inspiration, download or request the 2024 SeeQuincy Travel Magazine. Check out our FREE 2-hr bike rentals & Tesla Charging Stations.

  • Visit SeeQuincy.com to reserve Summer Flavor Tours and Kayak Rentals. 
  • Flavor Tours are Saturdays, 11a-2p, June-Aug and require 24-hour reservations (accommodate up to 20 people per Saturday and sell out quickly) 

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