Destination guide

Travel to lively Aurora

Take a holiday to Aurora and enjoy the area's live music, art galleries and theatre 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 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Aurora a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Aurora?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 93 holiday lettings around Aurora. From 50 houses to 9 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Aurora?

Roll straight out of bed and stroll to those must-visit attractions. Or simply experience the exciting energy of city life! Spend your next getaway just steps from the main streets, with city centre accommodation. HomeAway has 6 centrally located holiday properties available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has oodles more options to investigate, including:

  • 3 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 2 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 2 golf-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Aurora?

Turn on the TV and lay back in that comfy bed — maybe even order room service if you feel like spoiling yourself. There's nothing like a good hotel. There are 58 options listed on HomeAway. Rooms start at as little as £42 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 51 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £97 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.
  • Studio: 2 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in Aurora in a large group?

Holidays with your favourite people can be so much fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof somewhere entirely new! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help. Hotel holiday rentals are the preferred choice for large groups, with 17 listed here. Rental options around the area that can house large groups include:

  • Looking for places that can hold 5 guests? We have 48 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £77 per night.
  • After a place for 6 guests? We have 28 that will be ideal. Prices start from £78 a night.
  • On a trip away with 8 guests? We have 16 accommodation for rent that match your requirements. Prices start from £84 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can take your aunt, your cousins and all your besties to Aurora.