Destination guide

See Denver from a different angle in Aurora

Located just to the east of Denver, Aurora is an ideal base for visiting the cultural sights, trendy bars, and stately architectural gems of Colorado’s capital. But Aurora is far more than just an outlying suburb of Denver – there’s a lot to see and experience here, from a mouth-watering array of multi-ethnic restaurants serving up delicious world cuisine, to local breweries pouring out distinctive craft beers. You can make yourself at home in an Aurora vacation rental, with ranch-style family pads ready to accommodate your clan as you explore this gateway to the Rockies.

Things to do

History and culture in Aurora

For a fascinating glimpse into the past, make a beeline for the Aurora History Museum, which has exhibits on the region’s past, as well as a special hands-on section where families can literally get to grips with artifacts, crafts, and games. If that leaves you hungry for more history, you can also check out the William Tanner House Museum, which was built in 1857. Its Italianate design, and antique-filled interiors, will make you feel you’ve stepped back to the Victorian era. In the mood to take in a live show? Head for the Aurora Fox Arts Center, which is set within a building date back to the 1940s, and now puts on flamboyant musicals and thought-provoking plays.

Activities

Outdoor excursions in Aurora

Fancy a round of golf? Aurora vacation rentals put a number of sumptuous courses within moments of your front door, including the expansive Heather Ridge Golf course, which is open to the public. On a hot day, there’s no more enjoyable way to cool off than visiting the Aurora Reservoir, where you can make a splash at the beach, or try your hand at paddle boarding and fishing. If you’re here with the kids, they can expend all their excess energy at Great Plains Park, where they can scamper around in water fountains and the children’s playground.

Weather

Any time is a good time Aurora

When to book an Aurora vacation rental? Well, thanks to its proximity to the ever-bustling Denver, you can enjoy a memorable, activity-filled getaway at any point in the year. If you want to get your hiking boots on and see the swathes of parklands and nature reserves in the region, late spring and fall are a good time to come if you want to enjoy fine weather and dodge the soaring heat and big crowds of summer. That said, if you’re a snow sports buff and want to hit the slopes of the Rockies, winter is the season for you.

Natural features

Sprawling natural beauty in Aurora

You don’t have to head out to the Rockies to get a taste of the big American outdoors. Cherry Creek State Park is much closer to Aurora vacation rentals, and boasts tranquil, rolling prairies alongside a vast, shimmering lake, so whether you fancy hiking, biking, boating or bird-watching, this natural oasis is the place to be. You could also head just north of Aurora to visit the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, where bison and prairie dogs roam amid lush flowers. There are miles of walking trails crossing through the wilderness, or you can simply take a drive past the wetlands and woodlands.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Aurora

The nearest airport is in Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), located 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Denver, CO (APA-Centennial), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Nine Mile Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Aurora?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,337 vacation rentals near Aurora. From 676 Houses to 25 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aurora for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Aurora?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aurora:

  • LoDo: 494 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 174 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek: 452 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 186 vacation rentals
  • Baker: 137 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Aurora?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Aurora. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Anschutz Medical Campus: 1,350 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek State Park: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • University of Colorado Hospital: 1,355 vacation rentals
  • Aurora Sports Park: 1,284 vacation rentals
  • The Children's Hospital: 1,352 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aurora listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aurora?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 676 Houses in Aurora. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aurora include:

  • Cabins: 25 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 395 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aurora?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 182 vacation rentals with pool available in Aurora. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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