Rockford, Illinois, is also known as "Midway," due to its location midway between Chicago and Galena, and this central position makes it an ideal base for exploring the entire state. Rockford itself has some excellent architecture, and attractions such as the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens -- home to beautiful flora -- and Midway Village and Museum Center, which showcases the history of the area. There is much natural beauty surrounding the city, so check out rental cars in Rockford IL, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Drive in and Around Rockford
The airport is just 5 miles south of town and, once you pick up your Rockford car rental, you'll be there in no time. With your ride taken care of, head to Rock Cut State Park, and indulge in some outdoor activities including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and fishing. Castle Rock State Park is another superb place for drinking in nature's beauty. To the east is the town of Woodstock, one of the most historic towns in Illinois. Its central square is a great place to hang out, shop, and eat -- it's also the location of many regular events, such as markets, fairs, and concerts.
Close to Woodstock is Crystal Lake, the name of both a lake and the town built around it. The town has many parks to chill out in, and the lake has a beach with a playground and boat rentals. It's a popular place on the weekend, when Chicagoans flock there to escape the city. Staying in one of our cheap hotels in Rockford gives you a great central location from which to enjoy the state of Illinois. Book a car rental in Rockford IL and you'll be ready to roll as soon as you arrive.
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