Places to go & things to do in the Aurora, Illinois Area
The Illinois communities of Aurora, Naperville, Batavia, Sugar Grove, Yorktown, Oswego, and North Aurora are loaded with attractions, entertainment, festivals and outdoor recreation. Explore the many things to see and do and book your perfect hotel stay today with us!
Appreciate the Arts
Are you looking for something completely different to revive your joie de vivre? Unplug and stretch your mind (and your legs!) with a couple of days of culture-infused fun in and around Aurora, Illinois...Read More
Romantic 2-Day Getaway
Who doesn’t love a surprise? Show your partner how much fun you can be with a surprise getaway to Aurora, Illinois. Plan to get to town in time for dinner on day 1. Choose from one of two celebrated restaurants on...Read More
Get Outside & Hit the Trails in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Need an outdoor adventure? Now is the perfect time to get outside and explore! So if you are looking for a workout or just a scenic view, the Aurora, Illinois area has a trail that is sure to suit your needs...Read More
The Antidote for ‘Nothing to Do’: Boredom Busters
Indoor Fun for All Ages
Picture this: You and the family are giddy with excitement for the holiday season and the break from routine. Parties and presents keep you busy for weeks. Then suddenly, without warning, you hear it...Read More
Tis' the Season in the Aurora, Illinois Area
It's that time again for holiday shopping!
Don't wait to get started on your shopping this year! Select stores open early and have special holiday hours. No need to stress about those gift ideas and visit the Aurora area for all your holiday shopping...Read More
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year…in Aurora
Holiday Events in the Aurora Area
If a visit to Aurora during the holidays isn’t part of your holiday tradition yet, pencil in a trip for 2022! To put together a weekend of merriment, choose to attend one of these special events and then add visits to...Read More
Fall in to Fall Fun
Cider, Corn Mazes & Pumpkins
Yes, it’s the time of year when pumpkin spice is everywhere. So why not spice up your next getaway with pumpkins? ’Tis the season to pull on a sweater and breathe in the crisp autumn air before...Read More
Fox River Valley Wineries
For an unforgettable romantic getaway or girlfriends’ weekend of wine tasting, no need to hop a plane to Napa. Aurora is centrally located to a variety of tasting rooms sure to please any wine lover...Read More
Live Music in the Aurora Area
If live music is your jam, you will not be disappointed with your options in the Aurora area. Whether you plan a getaway just to enjoy a few days of live entertainment, we’ve got you covered...Read More
2022 RiverEdge Park Summer Line-up
Warm Weather & Live Music...A Perfect Combination!
Summer is here and live performances are back! Now is the time to plan a trip and get your tickets for an outdoor live music event at RiverEdge Park. Come on out for an evening of fun as you celebrate the...Read More
4th of July Events in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Celebrate Independence Day!
You'll find events with parades, free family activities, plenty of food, live music and spectacular firework displays. So come out and have some family fun on the 4th of July! When the day is over, come stay the night at...Read More
Beat the Heat in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Make a Splash
When the heat is on, the Aurora area has plenty of options for cooling off! From splashing around at a nearby water park to sipping a cocktail at a local summer festival, these are the days — and places — to make...Read More
Fresh Air, Food and Fun
It’s time to turn off your phone, peel yourself away from your latest Netflix binge and get back to nature. The beautiful Fox River weaves through Aurora, and there’s no better way to explore the Fox River Valley than via the Fox River Trail! This five-star trail runs...Read More
Escape to Illinois’ Second-Largest City
Old Meets New: Historic Theatre and Roundhouse, Plus Modern Shopping and Locally Grown Fare
Aurora, as the state’s second-largest city, offers plenty of big-city fun at a fraction ofIndoor Pool the cost. Enjoy live performances, museums and shopping with fewer crowds, free parking and less traffic...Read More
Live Performances in Aurora, Illinois
Enjoy a Broadway show at the historic Paramount Theatre
Get out of the house and have a fun night out! Enjoy Aurora's best live music, stand-up comedy, performing arts and Broadway shows at the historic Paramount Theatre. Any performance you choose is...Read More
Indoor Fun in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Escape the winter blues!
It's cold outside! Keep warm and enjoy some indoor fun for the whole family when you visit the Aurora, Illinois area this winter. Try bowling a few frames at Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, located in the Fox Valley Mall. Jump out of the winter blues at...Read More
Markets & Festivals in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Shopping, food, music...and so much fun!
Looking for a way to kick off your Saturday morning? There are a variety of farmers markets in the Aurora, Illinois area selling fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and pastries and beautiful flowers. These markets are mini festivals of socializing, food, music and...Read More
Fall Events in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Pumpkins, beer & Fall fun
Come out and enjoy the crisp autumn air and beautiful colors of the leaves at an event in the Aurora, Illinois area. Get lost in a corn maze at Abbey Farms or take a hayride at Blackberry Farm. Don't forget to get your pumpkins! Beer and bratwurst more your thing? Come...Read More
Golfing in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Make your stay a hole-in-one!
Summer is here and that means golfing season is in full swing! In addition to our desirable accommodations and numerous amenities, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora - Naperville, Illinois is conveniently located to a number of recreational activities including...Read More
Hollywood Casino Aurora
1,000+ slot machines, fantastic food and live, local entertainment along the Fox River, and More
Spend your stay enjoying Aurora's best Table Top, Slot games, and much more at the legendary Hollywood Casino Aurora. Located just steps away from Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora - Naperville, Illinois...Read More
Shopping in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Don't go home empty handed!
From upscale retailers to discount department stores, there are a variety of options for you to choose from when shopping in the Aurora, Illinois area. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora - Naperville, Illinois, we pride ourselves on offering accommodations...Read More
Blues on the Fox Festival
Rescheduled to 2022 due to COVID-19
Twenty-four years ago a seemingly simple music festival began. It honored the historic 1930s blues recordings that took place at the Leland Hotel in Downtown Aurora. Few could have guessed those recordings would...Read More
Dining in the Aurora, Illinois Area
Relax, unwind and dine!
Whether you're in the mood for casual cuisine or fine dining, options are endless in the Aurora, Illinois area. Relax, unwind and dine at any of the numerous restaurants and eateries immediately surrounding the Holiday Inn Express & Suites...Read More
2019 Chicagoland Tour de Cure
June 2, 2019 at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois
The Tour de Cure is the signature fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association. RIDE! RUN! WALK! The Tour de Cure is all-new and is perfect for all abilities. Choose the course that best suits you, your coworkers and friends. Choose your...Read More
Top Things To Do and See by Bike in Aurora
Enjoy a weekend getaway!
Want to get away with friends for a weekend of outdoor recreation and Chicago-area culture? Better yet, do you want to get away for a weekend to a destination where there’s no car required? Then consider a weekend trip to the Aurora area...Read More
Start planning your trip to the Chicago, Naperville and Aurora area...book your perfect hotel stay today with Holiday Inn Express & Suites Aurora - Naperville, Illinois!