There are many great ways to get out and active in Peoria. The summer provides beautiful nature to bike and hike around while the winter activities like cross country skiing can get your heart rate up. On the spectator side there are plenty of options as well.

If you prefer to be in the seats you can check out the Peoria Chiefs play America's favorite pastime at the Peoria Stadium. The opposite season has hockey as a popular sporting event to watch with the home team of the Peoria Rivermen. Games are held at the Peoria Civic Center. University sports are also great options. Check with Illinois Central College and Bradley University for events that may take place during your stay.

For high speed, August hosts the Grand National TT Motorcycle race.

To engage in sports the place you want to go is the Peoria Pleasure Driveway and Park. This enormous park is home to seven golf courses, fishing options, a shooting range, pools and tennis courts, a BMX race track and much more.

For another chance to get outside, head to the Glen Oak Park which has a zoo, beautiful gardens including a conservatory and is full of great walking trails.