Peoria is the biggest city on Illinois River and serves as the county seat of the Peoria county, Illinois. Peoria is believed to represent an average American city perfectly because of its mainstream mid-western culture and demographics. The industry of health care accounts for nearly 25% of the city’s economy and three major hospitals here are OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Proctor Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois. The population of the city makes it the third biggest metropolitan area in Illinois and it has become a test market for any kind of public policy polling, products or services.
The General Wayne Downing Peoria International Airport is the main airport serving Peoria through five major airlines for passengers including United, Delta, American, Allegiant Air and Northwest, in addition to several cargo carriers. Cheap flights to Peoria are available from different parts of the world including Detroit, Chiago, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale. The cargo carriers that serve the city include Airborne Express, UPS and FedEx.
The Moline Quad City Airport has been located at a distance of 70.0 miles from the city and serves the city of Peoria well. It is a large airport in the Rock Island County and is owned by Metropolitan Airport Authority, serving the Quad cities area of Iowa and Illinois. Several airlines provide cheap airfares to Moline from different parts of the world and you will be able to find the one as per your preferences and requirements.
The downtown area of Peoria includes several corporate, convention, governmental, medical and educational facilities and it also has a Peoria Civic Center, O’Brien Field, Apollo Theatre and several arts, entertainment and dining facilities near the river-front. Apart from the most famous Grandview Drive, the Peoria Park district of the city also boasts of 9000 acres of parks including 5 public golf courses and the Glen Oak Zoo. As far as museums in the city are concerned, there is Lakeview museum of arts and sciences, Wheels o’Time museum and a new museum square which contains a regional museum, Caterpillar World Visitors Center and a planetarium. The Renaissance Park consists of 9 residential neighborhoods, medical district, Bradley University, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research and Caterpillar World headquarters.
Peoria has been a level table land settings surrounded by rolling terrains on Illinois River. The city has continental type of climate which produces changeable weather and wide range of extremes in terms of temperature. Therefore, September and June are considered to be the most pleasant months to visit Peoria. If you are not getting flights directly to the city of Peoria in the peak seasons, you can also take the route from Cleveland to Peoria.
Like many other cities in the state of Illinois, the nightlife of Peoria is also popular for being fully laden with a huge number of clubs, bars and restaurants. If you are a music lover, then you can go and visit a dance club that features live music from a renowned DJ on selected nights.