Welcome to the Peoria area—home to eight counties with infinite possibilities... where an accessible, metropolitan lifestyle meets
stunning natural beauty. Our communities capture the essence of Midwest
hospitality while providing infinite opportunities for you and your
family to play, explore and learn. Discover the heart of the city and
its endless stretches of wooded riverbanks and hiking trails, while exploring the region's unique options for shopping, dining and adventure.
With hot summers and crisp winters, dazzling fall foliage and brilliant
spring blooms, Peoria is home to numerous festivals, national and
international sporting events, exceptional golf courses and world-class
art and culture.
Distinct Midwest seasons allow us to host a variety of festivals,
attractions and other fun in our communities, big and small. Whether
you visit the Botanical Garden for its spring blooms, O'Brien field for
hot dogs and Coke at a summer baseball game, the Morton Pumpkin
Festival in its autumn prime or a glass blowing studio and gallery, you'll experience a new kind of fun each and every time. There's so much to do and see, it's time to start your list!
Looking for an excuse to shop while visiting the Peoria area? We'll
give you more than just one. Try the funky and fabulous home and gift
shops lining the river on downtown's Water Street, or those paving the
way in Peoria Heights. You'll find stores of all types in shopping
centers such as the Metro Centre or Sheridan Village, and if you're
envisioning malls, we have two: Northwoods Mall and the Shoppes at
Grand Prairie. Shopping in Peoria is always a great time!
Whether you're looking for a luxurious downtown hotel or a cozy and
quiet bed-and-breakfast, our area offers nearly 4,000 rooms to choose
from in all kinds of accommodations. You can share a river view sunset or be close to the hottest
dining and shopping. Wherever you stay, you'll be met with friendly
smiles and welcoming hospitality. We promise.
From all-American fried chicken to sushi, steak and barbecue, the
Peoria area's dining establishments will make your taste buds tingle
and satisfy every budget. From eclectic sidewalk cafes to steak and
seafood with seating right on the riverfront, you'll find the perfect restaurant for a meal during your stay with us. Dig in!
you're looking for a weekend getaway, a site for your organization's
next meeting or convention, or a unique group tour destination, we
invite you to check us out and see what it means to play in Peoria!