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 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Aurora, IL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 92 vacation rentals around Aurora. From 49 house rentals to 9 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Aurora?

Those same old hotel rooms are entirely forgettable. Living like a local in the bustling central streets of an exciting new place is definitely not. Vrbo has 6 city center rental properties available. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has a selection of other options, including:

  • 3 town vacation rentals.
  • 2 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 2 golf-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a hotel in Aurora?

If you're talking about comfort and service, a good hotel is tricky to beat. Whether you're looking for somewhere with an infinity pool or you just want to lay back in a white, fluffy gown, we can help find the right room for you. Presently, there are 58 options listed on Vrbo. Rooms start at $55 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after lodging options, like:

  • House: 51 vacation homes. Prices start from $126 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $70 per night.
  • Studio: 2 vacation homes. Prices start from $49 per night.

Can I stay in Aurora in a large group?

Nothing beats getting together with old work colleagues or spending a few nights with extended family in a terrific new place. What's best, Vrbo has places to suit you. At the moment, hotel vacation homes are the hottest thing for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 17 available on our database. Around this area, rental properties that can house large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a party of 5, we've got 48 vacation homes suitable for that size. Spend a night from just $100.
  • Require a vacation property for 6 guests? We have 28 that will serve you well. Prices start from $101 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We offer 16 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $109 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your aunt, your cousins and all your friends to Aurora.