Want the best mix of urban and suburban? Just 37 miles west of Chicago, the Aurora Area encompasses 10 cities and towns, each with their own unique charm, yet unified by the glorious Fox River that rolls throughout the valley. Amongst the communities visitors can indulge in a plethora of dining, shopping and historical attractions.

Take a culinary adventure at one of our over 200 restaurants. From ethnic to eclectic, family fare to fanfare, upscale gourmet to down home diners, the Aurora Area has a dish just waiting to awaken your palate and senses.

Keeping the kids busy is a snap in the Aurora Area. Take your short set on a kayak cruise down the Fox River, explore a children’s science museum or cool off at Yorkville’s Raging Waves—touted as Illinois’ largest outdoor waterpark.

Looking for something special to bring home from your visit? The Aurora Area is home to the Chicago Premium Outlet, which features 120 high-end outlet stores and the antique capital of Northern Illinois, the quaint bedroom community of Sandwich.
After a long day of exploring, take in some nightlife excitement at the Aurora Hollywood Casino or be captivated by a Broadway caliber show at the critically acclaimed Paramount Theatre.

For additional information about the Aurora Area, visit EnjoyAurora.com.