Rockford, Illinois Hotels and Travel Guide
Situated on both sides of the Rock River, Rockford is the third largest city in Illinois. If you’re looking for Rockford hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay, both offering a great rate.
Just minutes north of the Extended Stay Hotels in Rockford is the Loves Park, Illinois plant of Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation , a United Technology Company and the area’s largest private employer. Hamilton Sundstrand makes aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft.
Also nearby is the corporate headquarters for Anderson Packaging , a company specializing in pharmaceutical packaging for over 35 years. With more than a million square feet of manufacturing space, Anderson Packaging also has a laboratory offering analytical and microbiological testing.
Another major employer is United Parcel Service’s cargo facilities at Chicago Rockford International Airport. Packages from throughout the area come through this regional hub.
Rockford is a great place for outdoor recreation thanks to numerous forest preserves and parks in the area. Just six miles north is Rock Cut State Park and Pierce Lake. This 3,000 acre park features boating, fishing, hiking and all sorts of water sports. The park welcomes winter visitors who can brave the chill in order to ice fish or ice skate.
If you prefer plants in a designed setting, visit Rockford's Anderson Japanese Gardens , a 150 acre park ranked among the top Japanese garden in North America.
Anyone interested in dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Jurassic age must plan to include the Burpee Museum of Natural History in their Rockford travel plans. The Burpee Museum is home to Jane the Rockford T-Rex, a fully restored 21-foot tall dinosaur skeleton.
Golfers visiting Rockford are in for a treat if they plan to play Aldeen Golf Club . This amazing course rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest in 2008, and it is ranked 23rd among the top fifty golf courses under $50 nationally by GOLF Magazine .
If you are looking for comfortable and convenient Rockford hotels, then look no further than Extended Stay Hotels. Both the Extended Stay America Rockford – East and the Studio Plus Rockford – East boast terrific accommodations at an exceptional value.