Destination guide

Travel to lively Aurora

Take a vacation to Aurora and enjoy the area's live music, art galleries and theater scene. This city's shopping, restaurants and museums draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Aurora

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Aurora a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Raging Waves Waterpark (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Kane County Fairgrounds (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Naperbrook Golf Course (9.8 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Arrowhead Golf Club (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sea Lion Aquatic Park (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Aurora

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Aurora is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Centennial Beach (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Blackwell Forest Preserve (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Morton Arboretum (13 mi / 21 km)
  • Belmont Prairie Nature Preserve (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Twin Lakes Park (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Lilacia Park (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Aurora

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (DPA-Dupage), located 10.3 mi (16.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which is 25.7 mi (41.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Aurora Transportation Center.

Where to stay around Aurora?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 53 vacation rentals near Aurora. From 34 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, 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 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:

  • Hollywood Casino: 74 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora: 74 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Premium Outlets: 83 vacation rentals
  • Aurora University: 67 vacation rentals
  • Aurora Regional Fire Museum: 74 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 34 Houses in Aurora. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aurora include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 3 rentals available
  • Studios: 12 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aurora?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Aurora. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.