Why Aurora

Close to Everything,
Far from Ordinary

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Aurora is sure to meet all of your outdoor enthusiast needs. Whether you want to play golf in one of our 12 beautiful public golf courses or relax and sip beer at one of our local breweries, you’ll never run out of things to do and see.

Aurora has so much to offer you and your family, visit the links below to learn more about our beautiful city.

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May Farms

Visit a working farm to enjoy fresh food, music festivals, races, and more! - 40 minutes away

Wings Over the Rockies - Air & Space Museum

Take some time to discover aviation and space endeavors right here in Aurora - 10 minutes away

Jewell Wetlands Park

Get some fresh air and take a scenic walk or bike ride on our extensive trail system - 8 minutes away

Ski + Snowboarding

Colorado is home to the world's best skiing and snowboarding. There are numerous ski resorts to choose from, most just a day-trip away!

Manitou Springs

Hiking, dining, and gorgeous views at the top of Pikes Peak can’t be beat - 90 minutes away

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater

Visit a geology and hiking lovers dream at Red Rocks Park, there are also concerts beneath the stars throughout the year - 35 minutes away

Mile High Stadium

Cheer on the Super Bowl Champions at Mile High Stadium - 25 minutes away

Garden of the Gods

Voted the #1 City Park in the US, you can take guided tours set against the gorgeous sandstone rock formations or get your hands dirty and do some front range climbing - 70 minutes away


Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment in southeast Aurora - 20 minutes away