Not only is Peoria Heights a beautiful area to walk around and spend your time, but the heights is also home to a thriving downtown business district made up of over seventy-five eclectic and independently owned retail stores and restaurants. Peoria Heights has plenty of options for you to shop locally!

Olio And Vino is a great stop if you’re looking for a holiday gift that’s unique and different. Shop from hand-pressed olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, spices, gourmet and gluten-free foods, handmade chocolate, fine wine, and other gifts! While you’re there, enjoy a glass of tasty Shop Local 365wine.

Continue your shopping and find the perfect piece for your home, wardrobe or special occasion at The Nook Gifts & Decor. Shop a range of accessories, home decor, apparel and specialty drinkware.

I Know You Like A Book is another shop with great gift options and lots to discover. The store features new books, used books, first edition books and a variety of other items.

If you get hungry, stop into Cayenne, a locally loved restaurant that serves familiar flavors in a nontraditional way. From unique dishes to creative cocktails, Cayenne has stellar food for a one-of-a-kind experience. While you’re there, try the Mac Daddy taco, a taco filled with fried mac & cheese! Share the dining experience with a loved one this holiday season by grabbing a gift card.