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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

An Evening with Ward Davis
Law Office Pub and Music Hall
Nov 28, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
American Singer/Songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennesse, Ward Davis has had songs record...
Winterfest Art Market
Water Street Studios
Nov 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New in 2020! Winterfest is moving outdoors to keep our shoppers and artisans safe. Artisan pop-ups featuring locall...
Holiday Photos in Downtown Aurora
Downtown Aurora
Nov 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aurora Downtown welcomes shoppers and visitors to stop by a few spots for holiday photos in downtown Aurora this se...
Giving Tuesday Livestream & Album Cover Tribute
The Venue Aurora
Dec 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a special Giving Tuesday Livestream, Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm. Giving Tuesday is a world wide day of ...

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Mod & Merry Holidays

Take a step back in time and experience the Farnsworth House decorated for the holidays
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Hot & New in Dining

Three new delicious destinations for authentic, upscale Mexican cuisine
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Holiday Shopping Guide

Find a gift for every stocking with our Aurora Area Holiday Shopping Gift Guide!
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