Do you have architecture flowing through your veins? Do you swoon at the thought of seeing and smelling a diverse collection of indigenous and foreign flora? If so, then Rockford, Illinois, is the perfect vacation destination for you. Rockford vacations offer a unique glimpse into an architectural world of wonder unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Out and About in Rockford
The fascinating architecture is the biggest attraction for Rockford, and you're never far from something amazing in any of the Rockford hotels. The Lake-Peterson House, constructed in 1873 by alderman John Lake is a prime example of a style known as Gothic Revival. Swedish influence during the Victorian age is also evident in the Erlander Home Museum, and the influence of Swiss settlers can be seen in the Tinker Swiss Cottage. In 2012, the cottage was featured in an episode of Ghost Hunters. Paranormal tours are given every month. Plants lovers can tour over 155 acres of unique plant life at the Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The park district is the most active—within this area is the Aldeen Golf Course, rated by Golf Digest as the best municipal course in Illinois.
Eating and Drinking
A good scare, a nice round of golf, and an extensive botanical tour can really get your appetite going. Since you'll probably be staying at one of the cheap hotels in Rockford, you can happily enjoy the abundance craft breweries. Sample the goods on tap or take a few bottles back to your room, or nibble on a crispy gherkin and dig into a savory plate of chicken wings. Historic Prairie Street is famous for grilled meats, fresh salads, and dessert trays that are certain to satisfy every palate.
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