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Trip ideas in the Aurora Area

Whether you're traveling with family, friends, grandkids, or for a couples getaway, you'll find fun things to do in the Aurora Area of Illinois, just an hour west of Chicago along the Fox River. Our region is an outstanding travel destination offering a mix of heartland charm and urban amenities, from concerts under the stars and award winning Broadway to the largest waterpark in the state. Want to learn more? Get a copy of the Aurora Area Go Guide, the official travel & visitors guide for the communities of the Aurora Area. 

Learn More Get our Go Guide
The official visitors publication of the Aurora Area is available in print and online, free of charge!
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Learn More Family Vacation Guide
Dive in to a weekend getaway where you can make a splash at the largest waterpark in Illinois
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Learn more Dinner & A Show
Find a dining destination to pair with your night out in the Aurora Area
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Learn More Broadway in Aurora
Award-winning Broadway at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
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Learn More Girlfriends Getaway
Enjoy authentic experiences handcrafted by women in the Aurora Area of Illinois
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Learn More Couples Getaway Guide
Need a change of scenery? Try something new with a romantic getaway along the Fox River in Illinois
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Learn More Rural Retreats & Heartland Charm
Take classes and workshops, dine on homestyle cooking at historic eateries, and enjoy the region's best antiquing
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Learn More Get the guys together
Roll like the pros, enjoy gaming & golf, and unwind with craft beverages in the Aurora Area.
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Celebrate Oktoberfest
Lift a stein and say "Prost!" at these Oktoberfest celebrations in the Aurora Area of Illinois
Learn More Aurora Area Discounts
Access exclusive deals on shopping, dining, hotel stays, and services with Aurora Area Discounts!
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Learn more Fall Fun Guide
Pick apples, pumpkins, and snack on cider donuts fresh out of the oven with our fall fun guide
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Learn More Holiday lights make spirits bright
The largest collection of drive-through holiday lights are right here in the Aurora Area of Illinois!
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Learn More Holiday Getaway Guide
Enjoy an enchanted holiday season in the Aurora Area with Broadway, Second City's Holiday Revue, and miles of magical drive-through holiday lights
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