Nestled among the crops of the great plains, Rockford, IL is a bustling city of just over 150,000 northwest of Chicago. This is a great getaway destination for you and your family. You will find gardens, parks, museums, family-run restaurants and more. When planning your adventure, be sure to check out these attractions:
Meander through 12 acres of paths, ponds and waterfalls at the Anderson Japanese Gardens. Here you'll also find beautiful displays of bronze sculptures, rice paper lanterns and pagodas. Spend a day breaking in a pair of hiking boots at Rock Cut State Park at the north end of Rockford.
The Rockford area also has plenty of indoor activities. Spend the day exploring a few of the city's interactive museums. The Burpee Museum of Natural History features several dinosaur displays and a hands-on children's gallery. Visit the Discovery Center Museum where science exhibits, a planetarium and a dinosaur fossil dig pit will keep the kids entertained for hours.
No trip to Rockford is complete without trying some of the ethnic eateries. Backstube Bakery makes mouth-watering German breads and pastries, Bahia Restaurant features authentic Mexican fare and Cimino's Pizza serves up hand-tossed pizzas and homemade pasta sauces. Whatever you're craving, the helpful staff at our Rockford hotels can help you find the perfect restaurant to try during your trip.
Stay at one of our Rockford, IL hotels and we'll provide you with a cozy room so you can get the rest you need to tackle your itinerary the next day. Book with Choice Hotels today!
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