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Discover the Aurora Area in Illinois

Welcome to the Aurora Area, an outstanding travel destination in Illinois. Here you can experience award winning Broadway musical theater, the largest waterpark in Illinois, Chicagoland's largest outlet shopping center, a masterpiece of modern architecture, and unparalleled outdoor adventure on and along the Fox River. Whether you're traveling with family or friends, be sure to check out all that Aurora, Batavia, Big Rock, Hinckley, Montgomery, North Aurora, OswegoPlano, Sugar Grove and Yorkville have to offer.

Only 37 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area stretches out to parts of Kane, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties and offers destination dining, distinctive architecture, fun attractions, exclusive designer shopping, a great variety of family fun and waterparks, and hundreds of other options for a truly unique experience. Book your stay at friendly and affordable hotels or find a venue to suit your next group tour

What's Happening This Week

First Fridays Aurora Cocoa Crawl
Downtown Aurora
Dec 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Fridays features dozens of downtown venues open with art, music, and more. Visit the Food Truck Court located...
Oswego Christmas Walk 2023
Downtown Oswego
Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023
4:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Save the date for this year's Christmas Walk on Friday, December 1 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The Village of...
Holiday House Tours
Edith Farnsworth House Historic Site
Dec 3, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Embrace the peaceful yet celebratory aura of this unique setting along the Fox River with a guided tour. Before or ...
Oswego Holiday Express
South Point Center
Dec 8, 2023 - Dec 10, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All aboard for this holiday tradition! Put on your pajamas, don your warmest apparel, and head to the top of the wo...

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