Peoria, Illinois, is the first European settlement in the state. This historic town offers visitors a chance to experience the old settlement. There many chain hotels in Peoria like the Hampton Ramada Inns. There are also several historic bed and breakfast Peoria hotels like the elegant Randolph Terrace Historic Inn. Whether exploring the Wildlife Prarie State Park, or enjoying the local zoo or a Peoria Spirit riverboat ride, hotels Peoria are close to area attractions.
The Peoria Civic Center frequently hosts events open to the public like the World Fest 2012 Ethnic Celebration. The Center also hosts private meetings and conventions.
Visit Mangolia's on Prospect for a fantastic, high-class dining experience. This four star restaurant offers a variety of exquisitely prepared menu items and a unique bourbon bar.
Ackerman Farms is a 100-year-old functional farm that invites families to enjoy the great outdoors and see farming in action. Visitors can also pick their own pumpkin in the fall months.
A Perfect Pear Boutique on North Prospect Road is just one of the many local shops in Peoria. This little shop offers clothes, locally made gifts, and much more. The Northwoods Mall on West War Memorial Drive offers over 90 different shops and boutiques.
Visit O'Brien Field on State Street to catch a Peoria Chiefs baseball game. The stadium also hosts Bradley University baseball games, and is the region's largest outdoor sports facility. Enjoy a round of golf at the Weaver Ridge Golf Club on Weaver Ridge Boulevard.