About the Region
Illinois' Rockford Region is just a hop, skip and jump from Chicago's hustle and bustle - in the rolling, beautiful hills of Northern Illinois. When it comes to size, we're a Big City. When it comes to low-cost, no-hassle things to do, we're a Small Town. This site is a great place to start planning your getaway, but if you have questions or special needs, feel free to email us. We'll do our best to help you find your heart's desire. Welcome to the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau web site! You're just a few clicks away from a great time.
Ours is a vibrant community with big-city amenities and a small-town feel. The Rockford area is full of many attractive towns and villages, each with its own character and appeal. This is a welcoming place dotted with green, blessed by rivers and untroubled by congestion. You can live your life here, not just watch it pass you by. If you're looking for the real, original heart of America, welcome home to the Rockford community!