Illinois City Named One of the Best Spots For a Thanksgiving Getaway
If you're planning a quick family getaway for Thanksgiving, you could do much worse than visiting this Illinois city.
Sure, you could hit up Chicago, which was named as one of the 9 Best Thanksgiving Getaways in Illinois by Tripping.com.
However, a little further down the list is Rockford.
In Rockford, you’re going to have to be up and ready early the day after Thanksgiving for the annual Stroll on State. This yearly festival begins with a parade down State Street. Marching bands, dancers, Floats, and Santa Claus prance their way down the street to adoring fans.
Obviously, Stroll on State is a great reason to visit Rockford during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Then there's the shopping. After all, that is the reason why Stroll on State exists. It's all about the small businesses in downtown Rockford getting some holiday shopping love.
When you leave downtown and head east, there are still plenty of retail shopping choices along East State Street.
Lastly, the food. After Stroll on State, the shopping, and an overnight stay in Rockford, you're going to need to eat.
Rockford is one of the most underrated food cities in America. Local restaurants serving up some of the best pizza, burgers, and whatever you can imagine will surely be ready for out-of-town guests during Thanksgiving week.