That's some high praise when the rest of the list touts Walt Disney World, Honolulu, New Orleans, and Las Vegas.

The Active Times put together a list of Weekend Trips to Take This Spring In Every State, and included a weekend stay in Rockford as THE place to visit in Illinois.

Springtime offers a variety of recreational opportunities from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding, wakeboarding, canoeing, biking, swimming and more.

The Active Times also says:

Visit one of Rockford’s newest attractions, West Rock Wake Park; take the kids to the Discovery Center Children’s Museum; and indulge in the beauty of the Anderson Japanese Gardens.

They also mention the "10,000 acres of natural and recreational areas" and Rockford City Market.

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