Get to downtown Muscatine for the annual Girls Getaway

Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–In Muscatine County, people look forward to April not only for better spring weather but also for the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Girls Getaway. A weekend to get out and explore, the Chamber hopes to make the 12th annual Girls Getaway the best one yet.

This year’s Girls Getaway takes place April 2. The fun will kickoff at the Merrill Hotel at 8:30 a.m. with brunch and a complimentary mimosa. Guests can then enjoy the Hall Tree Boutique’s signature style show and win one of several raffle items, including a free whole body cryo chamber session at Cryo Wellness of Muscatine, home décor from Flipped Out Furniture, a Muscatine-themed basket from Meg’s Vintage Collective, certificates for a stay at the Merrill and for $50 to Maxwell’s, a National Pearl Button Museum @ History and Industry gift basket, a $25 gift certificate to the Merrill Soap Company, and a Red and Lee Vintage gift certificate and basket. Before heading out for a day of shopping and entertainment, all preregistered guests will receive a swag bag filled with a cute makeup pouch, sunglasses, and an event program stuffed full of different local deals and discounts exclusive to Girls Getaway participants.

Attendees can then design the day of their dreams by visiting any of the 17 businesses and counting that will have special events and sales going on. Those looking to relax can visit Cryo Wellness of Muscatine to see how their equipment works and to get discounts on their facial packages and whole body sessions or check out Massage Fit, which will offer chair massages at the Chamber’s office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those wanting to update their home can take advantage of in-store giveaways at Fresh Home & Lifestyle Market, the Gift Gallery, and Meg’s Vintage Collective. The Gift Gallery will offer a demonstration of how to create the perfect Easter table-scape as well. Those looking for fine jewelry or trendy spring clothing can stop into Rebel Roze Boutique and Creations by Oz, both of which will have in-store drawings. Crafty sorts will appreciate the wine cork charm keychain they can make at Creations by Oz too.

As participants get hungry, area eateries will welcome them with open arms. the Missipi Brew will have a buy one get one free drink for each attendee as well as live music. The Pearl Martini Bar & Lounge will have $6 Martinis for those with programs, and Pr%f Social will have live entertainment and a Girls Getaway signature cocktail. Anyone wanting to spend the night can also get a discount at the Merrill Hotel.

The first big Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry event of the year, Marketing and Events Coordinator Dena Ferreira hopes to have a record-breaking turnout. “It’s the perfect way to support local while having fun,” she said enthusiastically.

If you would like to reserve your spot at this year’s Girls Getaway, you may do so by purchasing a ticket for $40 online or by calling the Chamber at 563-263-8895 by noon on April 1. Alternately, you may purchase tickets at the door for $45.

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