Rockford’s Apparently One Of The Best Places To Stay Entertained In Illinois
It's definitely hard to wrap my brain around how Rockford has been making so many different lists that shed a POSITIVE light on the city.
I realized after doing a lot of research about Illinois, it surprisingly has a lot of history behind it. There seems to be so much to explore, too, like hiking trails, state parks, and even hidden waterfalls!
If you're looking for something entertaining to do in Northern Illinois, look no further than right here in our hometown of Rockford!
According to wapititravel, Rockford has some amazing things to do in this city. When you thought there wasn't much to do here, think again.
One of the main reasons to visit Rockford? Well, we're the second-largest city in Illinois next to the windy city, Chicago. Crazy to think about because our population is only around 150,000!
A lot of residents also don't know about the hidden antique shops around town. If you're looking for some unique gifts or interesting finds, you could definitely hit the jackpot in Rockford.
Hidden Treasures, East State Street Antique Malls, and Oddly Enough Curio Shoppe are just a few you can discover here!
Also, can we talk about all the art and murals we have around here?! The murals in downtown are so beautiful and make really good Instagrammable photos.
This one can be found in the alleyway next to Wired Café; by Gem and Rockford Art Deli. Super pretty dandelions to pose in front of all year around.
Never been to Rock Cut State Park? You'll be tempted to go after seeing all the trails and activities for all ages! Kayaking for example.
In high school I loved going kayaking with my friends. It's very therapeutic and relaxing when you're in the middle of silence taking in the views.
Take your bikes, pitch a tents, and get exploring at Rock Cut! There are campsites you can stay at, bike trails, and walking trails to discover all around the State Park. Find out more on their website.
If you have some other interesting activities and places to visit in Rockford, let us know. Where are your favorite finds around Northern Illinois? Some more can be found here!