This year for our Labor Day Weekend we took a road trip to Nauvoo. We had the best time! Nauvoo attracts summer crowds but not Labor Day crowds. We practically had the place to ourselves! We stayed at a cute bed and breakfast inn that was once Willard Richards' home. Loved it! It was perfect. We were able to fit our whole family into one room comfortably. We had our own bathroom across the hall complete with a victorian claw foot tub. (Yes, I used it...and I want one!) I loved it because it was down in the old historic part of Nauvoo and not up on the hill like most of the other places to stay. It was a beautiful old house with all the original architectural details. LOVE! The rooms were cute and comfortable. The cost was very reasonable and included bike rentals for the family so we literally rode our bikes from place to place and covered so much more than we would have on foot. The inn itself and riding bikes were real high lights!
We were able to do just about everything we wanted. If we were to go again soon I think there would still be a few things new to discover. The girls loved the animals and loved petting the horses. We took the bikes out to where the horses are kept when they aren't working and said hello. All the little homes and shops were so interesting to visit. The missionaries there were all so welcoming and happy to have us there. We visited the records building and learned that both Kermit and I had relatives that lived there! (Too much time has passed now and I can't remember names except Newell Knight on Kermit's side.)
A great time was had by all. I'd recommend it folks! You should go!