The "Forest City" of Rockford, Illinois, is situated on the Rock River. Several forest reserves around Rockfordmake it a favorite outdoor destination among locals and tourists alike. From their Rockford hotels, travelers can visit the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens, the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, as well as the numerous other Rockford attractions. Hotels in Rockford offer visitors several options to choose from, including budget and business hotels, as well as bed and breakfast inns.
Tourists staying at hotels Rockford can visit the Burpee Museum of Natural History for a look at a T-Rex, while the Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers a peek into Rockford life during the late 1800s.The Discovery Center Museum for children and the Rockford Art Museum are also top attractions in the city.
There are several green areas in the city, including the famous Anderson Japanese Gardens, the La Paloma Gardens, Sinnissippi Park and the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Gardens that offer verdant views of the city.
For a great dining experience, visitors must sample some of the delicious fare offered at the Thai Hut, Marc's Fusion Cafe, and Abreo Restaurant. The Abreo features a full wine bar with great patio seating.
Shopping buffs can explore the Greater Rockford Antique and Flea Market, Oddly Enough Curio Shoppe and Shops at Edgebrook.
Enjoy boating and water skiing at Rock River, or enjoy a race at the Blackhawk Farms Raceway. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy visiting one of the many golf courses in Rockford, including the Aldeen Golf Club, ranked best in the state.