We celebrated National Plan For Vacation Day with a highlight reel of Aurora Area attractions. Continue reading to learn more about winter activities, creative things to do for Valentine's Day, and more updates from around the Aurora Area. 

View our National Plan For Vacation Day highlight reel on YouTube

Enjoy the snowy weather with outdoor adventure

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Read our guide to time-honored winter activities, from sledding to snowshoeing, skiing, and ice skating in the Aurora Area.

Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

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From a brunch & bubbly retreat at The Homestead 1854 to art markets and DIY crafts, we've rounded up creative ways to enjoy Valentine's Day in the Aurora Area this year. Our list is growing by the day, so check back often!

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Sign up for exclusive deals on shopping & dining

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The Aurora Area Discounts Program offers visitors and locals alike access to exclusive deals on shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Aurora Area. Signing up is as easy as sending a text — visit our Discounts page to learn more.

Outstanding venues for your big day

Your special occasion deserves a special venue.

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Bring your vision to life in elegant spaces throughout the Aurora Area, from sophisticated retreats to chic, rustic locales — including some of the newest and most in-demand wedding venues in Chicagoland.

"Best of the Fox" in Aurora, Illinois

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Aurora's "Best of the Fox" Reader's Choice Award winners have been announced, and the list is full of outstanding destinations for shopping, dining, events, and nightlife. See if your favorite spot made the list, or get inspired to try something new.

Outdoor adventure on Aurora Area trails

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Chicagoland's "Rails to Trails" destinations for outdoor adventure include the Fox River Trail, Virgil Gilman Trail, and Illinois Prairie Path in the Aurora Area. Learn more about these scenic, wood-lined paths fit for recreation all year round.

Physics On Demand: Fermilab's Family Open House goes Virtual

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Five days of interactive live virtual events and on-demand content takes the place of the usual in-person Family Open House at Fermilab this year, February 10 - 14. 

Get the Aurora Area Go Guide

The official visitors publication of the Aurora Area features family fun, festivals & events, arts & culture, and outdoor adventure to pair with destination shopping and dining in our ten communities. Read online or order a printed copy mailed to you!